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Jan 16, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series


The UC San Diego Biomedical Ethics Seminar: Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good: From the Panopticon to the Skinner Box and Beyond

Series meets once monthly for faculty, staff, and students to discuss selected ethics topics.

This series is co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Institute for Practical Ethics.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at UC San Diego in the Biomedical Research Facility 2—room 2A03.

Patient Autonomy Since the National Research Act This presentation will explore some of the transformations in the idea of patient autonomy between the passing of the National Research Act in 1974 and the present. Undoing some of the standard narratives of bioethics, the talk will examine the whitewash of American human experimentation in the Belmont Report, the connection between AIDS activism and the deregulation of the pharmaceutical industry, the rise of direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicine, and some of the models of human decision-making coming out of neuroeconomics and behavioral economics.


Cathy Gere,

Associate Professor of the History of Science and Medicine & Director, Science Studies Program UC San Diego History Department

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Date and Time

Jan 16, 2019 at 4:30 pm


Biomedical Research Facility 2 - room 2A03.

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Registration is not required for this event.

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Research Ethics Program    858-822-2647


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Mary Devereaux

Event Category

Talks and Lectures