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ELSI Research

The University of Utah has a strong tradition in human genetics and ELSI research. Our NIH grant is a collaborative, trans-disciplinary center for research and teaching in ELSI issues. The University of Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) focuses primarily on issues relevant to population screening for genetic conditions in the health care of women and children. 

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Nov 01, 2016

Frontiers in Precision Medicine II: Cancer, Big Data, and the Public

In partnership with the Department of Theatre,the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, the Center for Clinical &Translational Science, the Department of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Utah Presents brings a staged reading of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play “Informed Consent.” This play explores ethical and human issues in clinical research inspired by the recent real-life controversy the Havasupai people and Arizona State University. ... Read More

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Nov 01, 2016

2017 ELSI Congress - Abstract Submissions Now Open!

Abstract submissions for the 4th ELSI Congress - Genomics and Society: Expanding the ELSI Universe – are now open. Please click on the link below to submit an abstract and for more information about the meeting Abstracts are due by December 1, 2016. Feel free to share this link with others who may be interested – and stay tuned for more information. ... Read More

Research
May 01, 2016

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists release practice guidelines for Pre-natal Diagnostic Genetic Screening and Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists release practice guidelines for Pre-natal Diagnostic Genetic Screening and Screening for Fetal AneuploidyIn May 2016, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists will update their recommended guidelines for pre-natal genetic screening as well as screening guidelines for fetal aneuploidy. As part of the panel, UCEER Director of Research Nancy Rose helped to shape these recommendations that may have a substantive impact on the way these screenings are conducted. The full guidelines can be found below.... Read More

Research
Apr 16, 2016

Informed Consent

In partnership with the Department of Theatre,the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, the Center for Clinical &Translational Science, the Department of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Utah Presents brings a staged reading of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play “Informed Consent.” This play explores ethical and human issues in clinical research inspired by the recent real-life controversy the Havasupai people and Arizona State University.... Read More

Research
Apr 15, 2016

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity at Vanderbilt

A new post-doctoral position in the Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society (CBES) is now open. They are seeking proposals from a candidate to do research of his or her own design in one of the following areas: genomics policy, genomic privacy, and the impact of research and clinical use of genomics on patients and physicians and others as well. The candidate will also contribute to the ongoing research of CBES in these areas. ... Read More

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