Updates & Activities - Fall 2011

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Paige Cunningham, JD

·     Appeared on the TheTechologyShow.com, a weekly podcast featuring discussions about technology, theology, and other related topics, joining Robert Cranston, MD, author of Bioethics and Today's Christian: Finding Your Way through the Morass of Today's Overwhelming Medical Ethical Dilemma.

·     Traveled to New Delhi in July to head up a bioethics workshop. While in India, Paige led the daily devotional reflection, and presented lectures on theological foundations, abortion, and gestational surrogacy.

·     Julie Roys of Moody Radio interviewed Paige for a feature on bioethics that included several of our plenary speakers from last year’s conference.

·     Wrote an article for Salvo magazine entitled, “Baby Products: On the Advent of Manufacturing Human Beings Outside the Marital Union” that appeared in the Autumn 2011 issue.

Michael Sleasman, PhD

·     Spoke in early October for Trinity International University’s Math and Science Department Chapel on “Why Ethics Matters in a Scientific and Technological Age: Lessons from Human Subjects Research.”

·     Published a chapter with Paige Cunningham titled, “Exploitation in the Global Medical Enterprise: Bioethics and Social Injustice” in Michael Cooper and William Moulder, eds. Social Injustice: What Evangelicals Need to Know about the World (Timothy Center Press, 2011).

·     Published an essay titled, “Bioethics Past, Present, and Future: Important Sign Posts in Human Dignity” in Joni Eareckson Tada, Kathy McReynolds, and Steve Bundy, eds. Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry Curriculum (Agoura Hills, CA; The Christian Institute on Disability, 2011).

Electronic Resource Updates

Throughout the Fall semester, the Center’s research interns and Brown scholars have worked to update all of our topical bibliographies, and in some cases to reorganize them for increased usefulness. While these bibliographies are created with a broad readership in mind, educators in particular will find these as helpful resources to guide student research into bioethical topics. We encourage you to check out the updates at: http://cbhd.org/resources.


In September, CBHD hosted a strategic planning meeting to further develop an initiative in global women’s health. Facilitated by Teri Goudi, the session focused on the issue of disparities in healthcare, discrimination against girls in the womb, and commodification of women’s bodies during their reproductive years. The planning group brainstormed on the problem, the solution, the theme, telling the story, and collaboration. Next steps for the initiative will be unveiled in 2012.

Bioethics News

Do you find it difficult to keep up with all of the emerging news relevant to the vast array of bioethical issues? Are you looking for more regular bioethics news than the quarterly news updates in Dignitas? CBHD offers a variety of ways to stay up-to-date with Center happenings, upcoming events, and the latest news in bioethics. In addition to the many social media options listed below, we also provide weekly and monthly news updates. For more information and to sign up, please visit http://cbhd.org/email-services.

If you are looking for daily news updates, check out bioethics.com. CBHD’s research staff maintains and populates this news blog Monday through Friday, just about every week of the year, with the latest developments across the wide spectrum of bioethical issues in the news, relevant periodicals, and upcoming events in bioethics. Over the next year, CBHD will be upgrading the bioethics.com website for an improved user interface. If there are topics or resources that you have noticed are not covered or need greater attention on bioethics.com, please let us know by emailing us at info@cbhd.org.