OSU Bioethics 10th Anniversary Conference

Monthly Bioethics Grand Rounds

Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 8:00 AM

This grand round has already taken place.

The Davie Heart and Lung Research Institute - Columbus, OH
September 21st, 2023
8.00 Credit Hour(s)


The Center for Bioethics and Division of Bioethics invites you to attend: OSU Bioethics One-Day Conference Register in advance for this webinar: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y80Jg-1qTZ2GkpX3TL1kzA

“Engaging Ethics in a Polarized World”

The Ohio State University Center for Bioethics was founded in 2013. In addition to providing education for health professionals, clinical ethics consultation, and advising, the Center faculty have been committed to taking the diversity of ethical views in our society seriously. There are areas of agreement in bioethics, especially in clinical and research ethics. Controversies, however, remain in our diverse and pluralist culture. Further, there is a perception that our society is becoming increasingly polarized in morality, ethics, and politics. In the context of seemingly intractable disagreement, how is one to teach or “do” ethics?

In this year’s annual, one-day conference we will be exploring this theme, among others. Our Center for Bioethics faculty and members will be joined by two national leaders in bioethics. Christine Grady, Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the NIH Clinical Center, will be presenting the Hagop S. Mekhjian, MD, Institutional Grand Rounds in Medical Ethics and Professionalism at 7:00am EDT. She will be presenting on issues related to moral distress, moral strength, and diversity. At 12:00pm EDT, Larry Churchill, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics at Vanderbilt University and author of the recently published book, Ethics for Everyone (Oxford), will address the theme above by considering ethics education as skill acquisition that allows for diverse views on controversial issues.

Dates and Times

Start: 9/21/2023 8:00 AM
End: 9/21/2023 5:00 PM


1. Participants will appreciate the challenges presented by the interdisciplinary nature of bioethics, pluralism, controversy, and uncertainty.

2. Participants will engage in meaningful discourse about contemporary ethical challenges.


  • Dr. Esime Agbloyor, MBBS
    • Ethical Considerations of Porcine Renal Xenotransplantation
  • Prof. Martin Fitzgerald, PhD
    • Shuttering Diogenes' Lantern: On Posthumanism in Bioethics
  • Dr. Martin Fried, MD
    • Opioid Treatment Agreements - Clinician Perspectives and Ethical Challenges
  • Dr. Jennifer Garvin, PhD
    • Using an African American Opera to Juxtapose Concepts Related to Systemic Racism with Concepts from Humanism
  • Dr. Abraham Graber, PhD
    • A Participatory Approach to Autism Research, Ethics, and the Neurodiversity Movement
  • Dr. Dana Howard, Doctoral Degree
    • Opioid Treatment Agreements - Clinician Perspectives and Ethical Challenges
  • Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, MD
    • End of Life Decision Making in the Muslim American Community
  • Dr. Ryan Nash, MD
    • Ethics in a Polarized World
  • Dr. Donal O'Mathuna, PhD
    • Bioethics During War
  • Dr. Nathan Richards, MD
    • Opioid Treatment Agreements - Clinician Perspectives and Ethical Challenges
  • Mr. Luke Roberts, Bachelor Degree
    • Historical and Modern Perspectives on a Good Death
  • Prof. Naomi Scheinerman, PhD
    • Reducing Polarization using Deliberative Mini-Publics: The Case of GMOs and Climate Policy
  • Dr. Eric Singer, MD
    • Attitudes Among 2023 Urology Residency Applicants Regarding Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization: Bodily Autonomy and Reproductive Rights During Surgical Training
  • Dr. Larisa Svirsky, PhD
    • Opioid Treatment Agreements - Clinician Perspectives and Ethical Challenges
  • Ph.D. Shameka Thomas, PhD
    • Is Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Really Invasive? Examining Patient Perceptions of Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Among Black Women with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Prof. Patricia Zettler, Other
    • Opioid Treatment Agreements - Clinician Perspectives and Ethical Challenges


The Davie Heart and Lung Research Institute
473 West 10th Avenue
Room 170
Columbus, OH 43210

Need help with this Grand Round Session?

Please contact the Grand Round coordinator listed below:

Kelly Bolt
Department: COM
Phone: (614) 307-1735
Email: kelly.bolt@osumc.edu