Voices in Bioethics

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The Voices in Bioethics podcast was created by students and alumni of the Columbia University MS in bioethics program who are on the staff of the Voices in Bioethics online journal.

The Voices in Bioethics podcast presents bioethics through personal perspectives. Many of our interviews chronicle personal experiences with medicine, science, law, and the delivery of healthcare. Our thought-provoking content provides insight into those challenging the standard of care and medical exceptionalism, as well as those dedicating their careers to patient care, science, and the study of bioethics. Our goal is to add personal passion to the field while furthering our commitment to critical analysis of medical care, scientific discovery, and healthcare policy.

Recent Podcasts

Being a Person Who Is Also a Survivor: Meryl Selig on Cancer Jargon and CAR T Therapy April 8, 2021 - Meryl Selig discusses her experiences with obtaining cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic, lymphoma treatment and CAR T, and the implications of the language surrounding cancer and survivorship. [...]

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Dr. David Solit Discusses the Ethical Issues Surrounding Genomics and Precision Cancer Care March 23, 2021 - The ethical considerations in tumor and germ line analysis range from clinical decisions to research funding. Dr. Solit of the David Solit Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center weighs in on the importance of genetic testing to match tumors to existing or new treatments based on the biological composition of the tumor. This episode [...]

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Experience Highlights: Jorge Rivera Reflects on His Experiences as a Lawyer, Advocate, and Hospital System Ethics Fellow March 1, 2021 - Jorge Rivera discusses his experiences growing up in Puerto Rico. He reflects on his career navigating the role of ethicist as a bioethics fellow at Northwell Health, and his dedication to advocacy including visiting those in immigration detention.  [...]

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Court-Ordered Embryo Destruction: Mimi Lee Shares Her Story January 6, 2021 - Dr. Mimi Lee discusses freezing embryos after discovering breast cancer, only to lose them in a lawsuit during the process of divorce. She gives insight on reproductive ethics, law, and medicine, and focuses on the personal value of the embryos and how the experience influenced her life. [...]

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Interview of Charles Modlin: The Ethics of Kidney Transplant, Urology, & Cosmetic Surgery December 10, 2020 - Shami Mitchell interviews Dr. Charles Modlin, of the Cleveland Clinic about the ethical issues surrounding kidney transplants, urology, and the delivery of healthcare. [...]

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An HBCU Grad Studies Bioethics December 10, 2020 - Awele focuses on his undergraduate education at Howard University, and his applying to medical school while studying bioethics at Columbia University. [...]

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An International Student’s Perspective: Studying Bioethics on Two Continents December 10, 2020 - In this episode Jennifer and Camille explore what it means to study internationally during the pandemic and how different perspectives contribute to broad learning goals. [...]

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Negotiating the Ins and Outs of Parenting a Cancer Patient December 10, 2020 - In the first episode of the Voices in Bioethics podcast, Anne Zimmerman describes her experiences and the ethical implications of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for a genetic cancer, negotiating cancer care, and fundraising. She responds to questions about pressure, the power struggle in the doctor-patient relationship, and how powerless a responsible parent can feel in the medical system. [...]

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Trailer December 10, 2020 - Welcome to the Voices in Bioethics Podcast. [...]

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