- Bergstresser, Sara M. – Student
The American Journal of Bioethics – April 9, 2015View Full Article
There is a basic lack of trust in information that is disseminated through official sources, and this has troubling implications for the future of public health in the United States and beyond… our attentions should shift away from the case itself and toward the reestablishment of trust in public health.
- Kearns, Lisa; Caplan, Arthur L. – Student
Hartford Courant – April 6, 2015View Full Article
Last month, the General Assembly's Public Health Committee unanimously approved and sent to the House floor a bill that purports to grant terminally ill patients access to medicines and therapies not yet approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. This type of "right to try" legislation has been championed as a quick, merciful end run around the lengthy FDA process for approving new drugs. Thirteen states have already passed such laws. Connecticut should not join them.
- Bela Fishebyn – Alumna
The American Journal of Bioethics – March 18, 2015View Full Article
- Hui, K., Fisher, C. – Student
Journal of Medical Ethics – December 31, 2014View Full Article
Novel molecular interventions have recently shown the potential to erase, enhance and alter specific long-term memories. Unique features of this form of memory modification call for a close examination of its possible applications. While there have been discussions of the ethics of memory modification in the literature, molecular memory modification (MMM) can provide special insights.
- Castellanos, E., Bergstresser, S.M. – Student
4S Annual Meeting – November 28, 2014View Full Article
Sara May Bergstresser examines corn as a case study to illuminate the historical and cultural dimensions of environmental and technological dialogues in Latin America.
TinkerGone Viral: Diverging Threshold Tests for Analyzing School Regulation of Off-Campus Digital Student SpeechMarcus-Toll, D. – Student
Fordham Law Review – July 17, 2014View Full Article
Threshold tests (to determine whether to apply the substantial disruption test to off-campus student speech) that courts have developed neither safeguard the rights of students nor meet the needs of schools adequately.
In the Best Interest of the Child: Psychological and Ethical Reflections on Traditions, Contexts, and Perspectives in Pediatric Clinical GenomicsBush, L. – Student
The American Journal of Bioethics – March 4, 2014View Full Article
There is a disconnect between the best interests of a child and “tradition” in the context of pediatric genetic testing and sequencing.
- Peikoff, K. – Student
Cosmopolitan – February 26, 2014View Full Article
"Elizabeth Davis was bullied out of school, hid her condition from teenage dates, and struggled to keep up with her two children without the use of her legs. But a late-in-life diagnosis changed everything."