NYU MA Alum Geronimo Jimenez has been published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The work, titled “Decision Support and Alerts of Apps for Self-management of Blood Glucose for Type 2 Diabetes”, can be read here, and the accompanying press release here.
S. Matthew Liao, Director of NYU’s Center for Bioethics, has developed a human rights-based approach to assess the ethics of genetic engineering. Read the article here.
The NYU Center for Bioethics is thrilled to announce that our Director and Chair, Professor S. Matthew Liao, has been named a Hastings Center Fellow! Read more about this honor below:
The NYU Center for Bioethics invites you to join NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge for the launch of Jonathan Metzl’s new book Dying of Whiteness, forthcoming from Basic Books, featuring the author in conversation with Alondra Nelson.
With the rise of the Tea Party and the election of Donald Trump, many middle- and lower-income white Americans threw their support behind conservative politicians who pledged to make life great again for people like them. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted from this white backlash put these voters’ very health at risk—and in the end, threaten everyone’s well-being.
Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl travels across America’s heartland seeking to better understand the politics of racial resentment and its impact on public health. Interviewing a range of Americans, he uncovers how racial anxieties led to the repeal of gun control laws in Missouri, stymied the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee, and fueled massive cuts to schools and social services in Kansas. Although such measures promised to restore greatness to white America, Metzl’s systematic analysis of health data dramatically reveals they did just the opposite: these policies made life sicker, harder, and shorter in the very populations they purported to aid. Thus, white gun suicides soared, life expectancies fell, and school dropout rates rose.
Powerful, searing, and sobering, Dying of Whiteness ultimately demonstrates just how much white America would benefit by emphasizing cooperation, rather than by chasing false promises of supremacy.
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The Center for Bioethics at NYU is pleased to announce its inaugural undergraduate essay contest! Undergraduates from across the country are invited to submit a 2,000-2,500 word essay addressing a contemporary issue in bioethics. The winning essay(s) will be eligible for publication in the Medical Dialogue Review and win a cash prize! The essays will be judged by the faculty of the Center for Bioethics at NYU. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com by March 1st, 2019. For details, see the flier below: