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Past Events

Date:
Mar 13, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
702
Speaker(s):
Paul S. Appelbaum, MD

Paul S. Appelbaum, Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Law, as well as Director, Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry at Columbia University, will discuss the ethics of conducting research on human subjects. This session is presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and certification programs. Refreshments will be served.

Date:
Feb 20, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Speaker(s):
David Goldhill

David Goldhill, former President of Universal Television Group, will discuss how he entered the healthcare policy debate with his 2009 Atlantic article and subsequent memoir, Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father—And How We Can Fix It (Knopf, 2013). This session is presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs. Refreshments will be served.

Date:
Jan 30, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Joseph C. D’Oronzio

Joseph C. D’Oronzio, Founding Director of The ProBE (Professional Problem-Based Ethics) Program, will discuss his 30-year involvement in the intersections of bioethics with human rights initiatives, with the ethical rehabilitation of physicians sanctioned by their licensing boards, and with ethical dimensions of healthcare policy.

Date:
Jan 24, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Edith Updike

Most cover letters are formulaic and boring. Applicants are too afraid of offending to risk standing out. And in an era of automated screening, one can legitimately ask: Do cover letters even matter?

This seminar offers reasons why standing out in a crowded labor market is more necessary than ever. Attendees will gain insights on the roles and goals of a good cover letter and how to use audience insight to showcase themselves to greatest effect. Through analysis of cover letters that worked, they will come to a fresh understanding of pitching strategy and learn to distinguish elegant flourishes from cheap gimmicks. The workshop will demonstrate the core principles of persuasive writing to help applicants attune themselves successfully to a range of readers and provide them with a framework for taking calculated risks in their professional prose as they seek employment.

Date:
Nov 12, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Dr. David Blumenthal of The Commonwealth Fund

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues, will speak during this session presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs.

Date:
Oct 17, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall
Room:
313
Speaker(s):
Hal Edgar of Columbia University, and others

Hal Edgar, Julius Silver Professor in Law, Science, and Technology at Columbia University, will discuss the intersection of the study of bioethics and law during this session of the ongoing Careers in Bioethics series, presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs.

Date:
Sep 19, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: TBA
Speaker(s):
Martha Alvarado of Beth Israel Hospital, Raffaella Hart of Biomedical Research Alliance of New York, Lori Jennex of Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Ilene Wilets of New York State Psychiatry Institute

Institutional Review Board (IRB) representatives from four leading New York medical institutions discuss how to get a job on an IRB during this session of the ongoing Careers in Bioethics series, presented by Columbia University’s Graduate Programs in Bioethics.

Date:
Jun 19, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia Global Center, Reid Hall, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006, Paris, France
Speaker(s):
Kristine Billmyer,Robert Klitzman

Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, will discuss his latest book, Am I My Genes? in front of a European and international audience in Paris at the Columbia Global Centers | Europe. Kristine Billmyer, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, will introduce and moderate the discussion.

Date:
Apr 25, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mathematics Building
Room:
207

Professor Sherry Glied, Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama from July 2010 through August 2012. During that time she was closely involved with the development of the Affordable Care Act. Come hear her unique perspectives from “Inside the Beltway” on what Obamacare is and may mean for us all.

Date:
Apr 16, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia Club, 15 W. 43rd St., New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Dr. Robert Klitzman

Join us as Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Bioethics Program at Columbia University, explores the moral and psychological complexities that come in the wake of genetic testing—the anxieties and misunderstandings and the social, legal, and financial issues.

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