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Bioethics Grand Rounds

May 31, 2023 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT

Disability, inclusion and access in clinical medicine and biomedical research

May 31 | Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Bioethics Grand Rounds are sponsored by the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Certificate Program in Medical Ethics, offered in collaboration with the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Regional Ethics program.


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About the speakers

Laura Guidry-Grimes, PhD, HEC-C is Associate Staff Bioethicist at Cleveland Clinic with an appointment as a clinical assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. She has worked as a clinical ethicist for hospital systems since 2015, combining bedside consultation with policy development and ethics education. She received her PhD in philosophy from Georgetown University in 2017. Her research focuses on disability bioethics, psychiatric ethics, and the nature of vulnerability in clinical contexts. She regularly presents at national and international conferences and publishes in prominent bioethics journals, including The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Hastings Center Report, Nursing Ethics, AMA Journal of Ethics, and Journal of Medical Ethics. She co-authored Basics of Bioethics, Fourth Edition with Robert M. Veatch (Routledge, 2020). She currently serves on the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Program Committee and DEI Task Force. Her professional website: lauragg.com.

Maya Sabatello, PhD, LLB, is an Associate Professor of Medical Sciences at the Center for Precision Medicine and Genomics, Department of Medicine, and Division of Ethics, Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics, at Columbia University, where she also co-directs the Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project. A former litigator with trans-disciplinary background, she explores the ethical, social and policy issues relating to biomedical technologies, genomic information and Big Data and the impacts thereof on social structures, marginalized communities, individual rights, and health outcomes. Dr. Sabatello’s NIH-funded mixed-methods and community-based participatory research program focuses on the ramifications of genetic data in non-clinical settings (e.g., schools) for social justice; the psychosocial impact of genomic data on adolescents and families; and issues of trust and inclusion of people with disabilities in precision medicine research. Dr. Sabatello serves as a member of the ASHG’s Professional Practice & Social Implications Committee and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of NIH’s All of Us Research Program; she Co-chairs NHGRI’s Community Engagement in Genomics Working Group (CEGWG).

For more information, contact:
Thomas May
Medical Ethics Program Director


May 31, 2023
12:00 pm– 1:00 pm PDT
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