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[November 25, 2014]

Ethical Issues Surrounding the Control of Ebola by the U.S. to Be Explored at SUNY Downstate December 4

The John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities and the Division of Infectious Diseases at SUNY Downstate Medical Center will present a free lecture on ethical issues related to the control of the Ebola virus Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 12 noon, in Lecture Hall 1B, in the Health Science Education Building, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York 11203.

The lecture will be presented by guest speaker Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, and is titled, “Ebola Control: Ethical Issues Facing the U.S. Healthcare System."

Dr. Wynia is director of physician and patient engagement for improving health outcomes at the American Medical Association and director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Wynia has delivered more than two dozen named lectures and visiting professorships, nationally and internationally, and is the author of more than 140 published articles, chapters, and essays; co-editor of several books; and co-author of a book on fairness in healthcare benefit design.  He is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and past-chair of the Ethics Forum of the American Public Health Association and the Ethics Committee of the Society for General Internal Medicine. 

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Free Clinic and the Ethics Society. For more information, call 718-270-3140. 

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator. 

SUNY Downstate ranks twelfth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school. For more information, visit www.downstate.edu.

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