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Access to Unapproved Drugs for the Desperately Ill- Ethical Challenges and Possible Solutions
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Arthur Caplan
Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics and founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics
Langone Medical Center, New York University

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Arthur L. Caplan, PhD is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics and Founding Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Caplan well known to colleagues and the public for his work on moral issues inherent to biomedical endeavors including clinical trials, organ donations, blood safety, equitable distribution of experimental drugs, compassionate care and gene therapy. He has long been an advocate of disclosures to patients about the risks and benefits of participating in studies of new drugs and has encouraged physicians to disclose the financial benefits they receive from drug and medical-device makers. His contributions to public policy are noteworthy including helping to found the National Marrow Donor Program. He secured the first apology for the Tuskegee Syphilis Study from the secretary of HHS in 1991. Criticism about his “hands-on-philosophy” and enthusiastic engagement with the media prompts him to respond, “To me, the whole point of doing ethics is to change people, to change behavior. Why else do it?”
Timeliness of Care for New Jersey Medicaid Patients Diagnosed with Cancer
CHHS Research Seminar Series

Jennifer Tsui
Assistant Professor
IHHCPAR and CINJ, Rutgers University

Tuesday, May 02, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Institute Conference Room 120
Using linked New Jersey State Cancer Registry and Medicaid claims data, preliminary analyses of the relationship between patient demographic, clinical, area-based factors, and Medicaid enrollment characteristics on the likelihood of cancer treatment delays will be presented. Variation in hospital characteristics, obtained from American Hospital Association data, for place of treatment will also be discussed.

Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology, Section of Population Science at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Her research focuses on health care system factors and geospatial influences related to disparities in cancer care and cancer outcomes for minority, low-income, and underserved populations. She collaborates with investigators at the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, Institute for Health’s Center for State Health Policy, School of Public Health, and Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Her recent work uses Medicare, Medicaid and other claims data to examine disparities in access to cancer treatment and quality of cancer care for minority populations. Her prior work examined HPV vaccine introduction and barriers to uptake in low-income minority communities and disparities in cancer screening among racial/ethnic minority populations
PEDSnet: A National Pediatric Learning Health System
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Christopher Forrest
Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Management
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Thursday, May 04, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Dr. Forrest is Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Management at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of the CHOP Applied Clinical Research Center, which is devoted to advancing multi-institutional clinical and health services research in routine pediatric healthcare settings. Forrest serves as the Principal Investigator of the PEDSnet (pedsnet.org), a national consortium of children’s hospitals (>5 million children) that conducts patient-centered outcomes research among children and youth. He is the Chair of the Research Committee for PCORnet, the national clinical research network funded by PCORI. He also chairs the Steering Committee for the NIH program called PEPR, which evaluates patient-reported outcome measures for children with chronic conditions. Dr. Forrest received his BA and MD degrees from Boston University and completed his PhD in Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Upcoming Events :
4/27/2017, 12:00 pm
Access to Unapproved Drugs for the Desperately Ill- Ethical Challenges and Possible Solutions
Arthur Caplan
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