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Bioethics Grand Rounds


Bioethics Grand Rounds are held quarterly beginning January 2021, designed for outreach consistent with the Land-Grant Mission of WSU. Each hour-long session features two nationally prominent speakers on visible bioethics topics at the forefront of national discussion, and are made available to physicians, nurses, hospital ethics committees, and other healthcare providers throughout the state of Washington (and nationally) via zoom webinar technology. Recorded session available to all registrants, as well as the general public, via YouTube. For 2021, Grand Rounds sessions have averaged 250+ registrants, and more than 200 YouTube views.

In addition to an outreach function, these sessions provide exposure to ethical issues of visible currency to clinical practice for medical students and residents within the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, as well as providing educational opportunities for ESFCOM faculty and staff, and faculty, staff and students throughout all campuses and colleges of WSU.

Past Grand Rounds Guests and Lectures




SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Safety and Allocation

Dan Salmon, Ph.D.

Former Associate Director
U.S. National Vaccine Program Office
Director, John Hopkins University
Institute for Vaccine Safety

Saad Omer, MPH,Ph.D.

NASEM Commitee on Allocation of Vaccine for
Novel Coronavirus; WHO Vaccine Safety
Associate Dean, Yale School of Medicine

Professional Obligations During Pandemic

Matt Wynia, MD

Former Director, Institute for Ethics
American Medical Association
Director, University of Colorado
Center for Boiethics and Humanities

Heidi Malm, Ph.D.

Department of Philosophy
Loyola University Chicago




Translating Genomic Research to Clinical Practice

Richard Myers, Ph.D.

President and Science Director
M.A. Loya Chair in Genetics
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Bruce Korf, MD, Ph.D.

Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics
Wayne and Sara Crews Endowed Professor
University of Alabama Birmingham




Diversity and Inclusion

Darrell Ezell, Ph.D.

Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
HudsonAlph institute for Biotechnology

Stephen Sodeke, Ph.D.

Center for Bioethics
Tuskegee University




Upcoming Guests and Lectures

2022 Guest Lectures – Schedule Coming Soon!

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