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The 28th David Barap Brin Lecture in Medical Ethics

Engaging the Public in Contentious Priority Setting

WHEN:   Thursday, February 25, 2010
4:30 PM

WHERE:  Albert H. Owens, Jr. Auditorium
David H. Koch Cancer Research Building
Cancer Research Building 2
(Johns Hopkins Medical Campus)

Marion Danis, M.D.
Head, Section on Ethics and Health Policy and Chief, Bioethics Consultation Service
Department of Bioethics
Clinical Center
National Institutes of Health

Marion Danis is Chief of the Bioethics Consultation Service at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. She also heads the Section on Ethics and Health Policy in the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the Clinical Center. She moved to the NIH in 1997 after serving on the faculty of the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina where she practiced critical care and general internal medicine and served as a faculty member of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. She has chaired the ethics Committee for the Society of Critical Care Medicine.  She currently chairs the International Society on Priorities in Health Care.

Marion Danis received her BA and MD degrees at the University of Chicago. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a research fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She has had a long-standing interest in incorporating patient preferences into medical practice, the need to reduce health disparities, and the need to distribute limited medical resources fairly. She has conducted studies in end-of-life decision-making, advance directives, mechanisms for priority setting in medical care, and access to care for the uninsured. She is currently developing decision exercises to incorporate public opinion into health care priority setting. She has co-edited a volume entitled, Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy, published by Oxford University Press.

For additional information, call Christina Dill at 410-955-8842


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