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Previous Lectureships

 25th Annual Thomas Pitts Lectureship in Medical Ethics  


25th Annual Thomas A. Pitts Memorial Lectureship in Medical Ethics

Opioid Controversies: The Crisis - Causes and Solutions

Richard C. Ausness, JD, LLM
Paul J Christo, MD, MBA
Rebecca L. Haffajee, JD, PhD, MPH
Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc
Richard S. Larson, MD, PhD
Robert Malcolm, MD
Jacob Sullum
Arthur Robin Williams, MD, MA

2018 Pitts Lecture

Frankenstein at 200 Years: Contemporary, Ethical, Scientific, and Social Relevance

Kathleen Beres Rogers, PhD
Susan Lederer, PhD

 2017 Pitts Lecture

Perspectives of Alzheimer's Disease: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

Jonathan Haines, PhD
Mary W. Sheldon, M.D.
Jacobo Mintzer, M.D.
Annette Leibing, PhD
Robert H. Blank, PhD
Dena Davis, JD, PhD
Elaine Amella, PhD
Jason Karlawish, M.D.
Elinor Fuches, PhD

 2016 Pitts Lecture

Controversies in Clinical Research

Mark Cherry, PhD
Susan Ellenberg, MA, PhD
John Lantos, M.D.
Margaret R. Moon, M.D., MPH
Robert Nussbaum, M.D.
Rosamond Rhodes, PhD
Lowell E. Schnipper, M.D.
Udo Schuklenk, PhD
Robert Schwartz, JD
Lois Shepherd, JD
Susan M. Wolf, JD
Mark Yarborough, PhD

 2014 Pitts Lecture

Dangerous to Stay, Dangerous to Leave: Ethical and Legal Issues in Domestic Violence

Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN
Peggy E. Goodman, M.D.
Pamela Jacobs, JD
Jane M. Liebschutz, M.D., MPH
Alyssa A. Rheingold, PhD
Peter Romary, JD
The Honorable Ellen S. Steinberg, JD
Cassandra L. Woosley, JD

 2013 Pitts Lecture

Ethical and Legal Issues in Pediatrics

Melissa Wasserstein, M.D.
Norman Fost, M.D., MPH
Stan L. Block, M.D.
Douglas Diekema, M.D., MPH
Michael T. Brady, M.D.
J. Steven Svoboda, JD
Minoo Kavarana, M.D.
Eric Graham, M.D.

 2012 Pitts Lecture

Brain Science in the 21ST Century:
Clinical Controversies and Ethical Implications

Jonathan Edwards, M.D.
Joe DeLamielleure
Robert Adams, M.D.
Wally Smith, M.D.
Ronald Acierno, PhD
Mark Hamner, M.D.
Peter Tuerk, PhD
Nicholas Avgeropoulos, M.D.
Michael K. Gusmano, PhD

 2011 Pitts Lecture

The Health Care Reform Law (PPACA): Controversies in Ethics and Policy

Allan Brett, M.D.
John Geyman, M.D.
Ronald Hamowy, PhD
Paul T. Menzel, PhD
Robert Moffitt, PhD
Len Nichols, PhD
James Taylor, PhD
Griffin Trotter, M.D., PhD

2010 Pitts Lecture

From Laboratory to Bedside: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Translational Research

Mark Bernstein M.D.
Benj. Djulbegovic M.D. PhD
Scott D. Halpern M.D. PhD
Gail E. Henderson PhD
Charles W. Lidz PhD
Franklin G. Miller PhD
Nathan Nobis PhD
Dario Ringach PhD

 2009 Pitts Lecture

The Graying of America: Challenges & Controversies

Daniel Callahan, PhD
P. Dilworth-Anderson PhD
Muriel Gillick M.D.
David A. Gruenewald M.D.
Yale Kamisar JD
William F. May PhD
Thomas P. Miller JD
Timothy E. Quill M.D.

 2008 Pitts Lecture

Conundrums & Controversies in Mental Health & Illness

Raymond F. Anton M.D.
Joseph D. Bloom M.D.
Mark J. Cherry PhD
M. Carmela Epright PhD
Rikki Lynn Halavonich M.D.
Robert Kinscherff PhD, JD
Robert L.M. Phillips M.D.
Jeffrey A. Schaler PhD
Howard V. Zonana M.D.

 2007 Pitts Lecture

Dangerous Liasons? Industry Relations with Health Professionals

Paul Anthony M.D., MPH
Howard Brody M.D., PhD
Sigrid Fry-Revere JD, PhD
Harry B. Greenberg M.D.
Peter Lurie M.D., MPH
Bruce W. Lytle M.D.
Paul H. Rubin PhD
Lance K. Stell PhD
Matthew Wynia M.D. MPH

 2006 Pitts Lecture

Religions & Cultures of East & West Perspectives on Bioethics

Shahid Athar M.D.
S. Cromwell Crawford PhD
Russell Kirkland PhD
William LaFleur PhD
Andrew Lustig PhD
Laurie Zoloth PhD

 2005 Pitts Lecture

Reflection on Emerging Technologies at the Centennial of Organ Transplantation

Troyen A. Brennan M.D.
H.T. Engelhardt PhD, M.D.
Gary Francoine JD
Albert Jonsen PhD
Edwin Locke PhD
Carlo Montemagno PhD
Robert M. Sade M.D.
Monique Spillman M.D., PhD
Robert Truog M.D.

 2004 Pitts Lecture

Defining the Beginning and the End of Human Life: Implications for Ethics, Policy & Law

James L. Bernat M.D.
David DeGrazia PhD
George Khushf PhD
Donald Marquis PhD
William F. May PhD
Jeff McMahan PhD
Lynn M. Morgan PhD
Bonnie Steinbock PhD

 2003 Pitts Lecture

When People Attack People: Ethics Law & Policy of Violence

Lillian R. BeVier JD
Dean Kilpatrick PhD
Stephen Morse JD, PhD
Lance Stell PhD
Deborah Prothrow-Stith M.D.
Frans de Waal PhD
David Wasserman JD
Franklin E. Zimring JD

 2002 Pitts Lecture

Alternative Medical Systems: Here to Stay But on What Terms?

Kathleen Boozang JD, LLD
Ruiping Fan PhD
Randall Holcombe PhD
Henry L. Miller MS, M.D.
E. Haavi Morreim PhD
Gary Nestler DA, DOM
Kenneth Pelletier PhD
Stephen Schabel M.D.
Lawrence Schneiderman M.D.
Jeremy Sugarman M.D.

 2001 Pitts Lecture

HIV/AIDS as an Epidemic: Ethical Issues at the 20th Anniversary

Donald Ainslie PhD
Ronald Bayer PhD
Charles S. Bryan M.D.
Lawrence O. Gostin JD
David Kelley PhD
Jan F. Narveson PhD
Samuel H. Nelson PhD
Stephen B. Thomas PhD

 2000 Pitts Lecture

Power Over Information, Power to Decide: Paternalism & Autonomy in Health Care

Ronald Bailey
H.T. Engelhardt PhD, M.D.
Lawrence Gostin JD
Sherman A. James PhD
Karen Labacqz PhD
David J. Rothman PhD
Alfred I. Tauber M.D.
Beverly Woodward PhD

 1998 Pitts Lecture

Revisiting the First Four Years Where are we Today?

Stuart J. Youngner, M.D.
William Winslade JD, PhD
E. Haavi Morrein PhD
Rosemary Tong PhD

 1996 Pitts Lecture

Women's Health Issues

Eileen Hoffman M.D.
Mary B. Mahowald PhD
Carol S. Weisman PhD

 1995 Pitts Lecture

Ethical Issues of Managed Care

Louis L. Brunetti M.D., JD
E. Haavi Morrein PhD
Daniel Sulmasty M.D., PhD

 1994 Pitts Lecture

Dying in America: Choices at the End of Life

Daniel Callahan PhD
William Winslade JD, PhD
Timothy Quill M.D.
Mark Siegler M.D.