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Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, HEC-C is the Center for Bioethics' Clinical Ethics Adjunct professor and senior lecturer in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health.

On June 12, he spoke on TPT'S Almanac last week regarding personal and collective choices during a pandemic. Click below to watch the segment

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The Minnesota COVID Ethics Collaboration (MCEC), a group of experts from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), State Health Care Coordination Center (SHCCC), Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA), and the University of Minnesota, recently published the article "Developing an Ethics Framework for Allocating Remdesivir in the COVID-19 Pandemic"
 
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Prof. Leigh Turner, PhD has worked tirelessly to uncover ethical issues in stem cell therapy marketing and regulation. In this piece by The Conversation, Turner examines whether the U.S. FDA is lowering its regulatory standards & being insufficiently transparent as it expedites review of drugs & other products intended to treat individuals with COVID-19 or prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
 
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In a study co-authored by Center for Bioethics Faculty Dr. Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH, researchers found that parents of teens with cancer have a poor understanding of when their adolescents would like to discuss end-of-life care. The study aimed to “examine patient-reported end-of-life values and needs of adolescents with cancer and congruence with their families’ understanding of these needs.” 

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Star Tribune: Minnesota grapples with promise of COVID-19 drug in limited supply, unknown cost

"This round of medication is on the house. The next one will be, too. But eventually, California's Gilead Sciences will start charging Americans for remdesivir, the drug that recently became the only therapeutic agent shown to cut down the recovery from COVID-19," 

The Minnesota COVID-19 Ethics Collaborative (MCEC) is co-led by Debra DeBruin, PhD, Interim...

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