February 2, 2022 Molecular strategies to allow cures for the first molecular disease, sickle cell disease.

Zoom Meeting

Dr. John Tisdale

John Tisdale received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed an internal medicine and chief residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and then trained in hematology in the Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). He joined the Molecular and Clinical Hematology Branch of NHLBI in 1998 and is now the Chief of the Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics Branch.

October 6, 2021 Dr. Reiner will speak about his book The Heart and Advances in Cardiology

Zoom Meeting

Dr. Jonathan Reiner

Dr. Jonathan Reiner, MD, is an accomplished interventional cardiologist and Professor of Medicine and Surgery at George Washington University.

May 5, 2021 Updates with CAR T Cells for Cancer and Beyond

Zoom Meeting

Dr. Carl H. June

Dr. Carl June is the Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies and Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

February 3, 2021 Pericles and the Plague of Athens

Zoom Meeting

Dr. Philip Mackowiak

Dr. Mackowiak is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and the Carolyn Frenkil and Selvin Passen History of Medicine Scholar in Residence at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Maryland College Park.

October 7, 2020 Spinal Cord Injury And Neuroplasticity – Activity As An Agent Of Recovery (An Old Story With New Twists)

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Dr. Cristina Sadowsky.

Dr. Sadowsky is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is the Clinical Director for the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University, a nationally recognized center of excellence. She has published extensively on spinal cord injury and manage

August 12, 2020 Guest Lecture – Vitamin D Status Linked to Covid-19 outcomes—How a Protective Factor Might Be Just Under the Skin.

Zoom Meeting

Dr. Vatsal G. Thakkar

Dr. Thakkar is a board certified psychiatrist, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, and Chief Medical Executive and Medical Director of Solstice Psychiatric Consulting, LLC in Westport, CT. He is also Founder and President of Reimbursify, LLC, a digital health technology company providing software to file out-of-network health insurance claims.

April 29, 2020 Ethics Competition winners.

Zoom Meeting

Dr. Randy Howe

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, the regular members’ meeting was held via Zoom. Winners of the Ethics Competition were introduced. Members were each given a few minutes for comments.

February 5, 2020 Teen Age Pregnancy: What’s Happening? Dr. Constance Bohon

Dr. Constance Bohon is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Clinical Instructor at George Washington.

September 25, 2019 Will you remember me? Talking with adolescents about death and dying.

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Dr. Maryland Pao

Dr. Pao is Clinical Director and Deputy Scientific Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program, Bethesda MD, and is on the Clinical Faculty at Georgetown University, George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine.

May 1, 2019 Medical Care and Civil Rights in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1965

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Dr. Stanley Rapoport

Dr. Stanley Rapoport retired from a 53-year research career at the NIH in 2017.

February 6, 2019 Trailing the Nodding Syndrome in Uganda Dr Avindra Nash, MD

Chief of the Section of Neurological Infections, and Clinical Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH.

October 3, 2018 The Epidemic of Gun Violence Dr. Babak Sarani, MD

Director of Trauma Surgery at GW Hospital.

April 25, 2018 Advancing Health and Humans Rights: What Can We Learn from Phoenix Zones? Hope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH

Double-board certified fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Preventive Medicine.

February 7, 2018 Management of Dialysis during Natural Disasters Dr. Jeffrey Kopp, MD

Section Chief, Kidney Diseases Branch and Adjunct
Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

October 4, 2017 Who Goes First? Lawrence K. Altman, MD

Member of the New York Times science news staff

April 26, 2017 The Ethics of Physician Assisted Suicide from an Historical and Legal Perspective Allen H. Roberts, M.D., M.Div., FCCP, FACP
Steven Anders, J.D.
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 1, 2017 Cholesterol and Heart Disease Christopher E. Ramsden, M.D.

Investigator in the Section on Nutritional Neurosciences, Laboratory of Membrane Biophysics and Biochemistry in the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

October 5, 2016 Chronic pain and addictions – a behavioral perspective Glenn Jordan Treisman, M.D., Ph.D.

Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Director of the AIDS Psychiatry Service, Co-Director of the Chronic Pain Treatment Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

October 7, 2015 Panel discussion about PSA testing
May 6, 2015 Clinical research in the setting of the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa: challenges and opportunities H. Clifford Lane, M.D.

Clinical Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

February 4, 2015 From One Come Many: Harnessing the Power of Hematopoietic Stem Cells from Bench to the Bedside Cynthia Elizabeth Dunbar, M.D.

Head, Molecular Hematopoiesis Section, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

October 1, 2014 Anticoagulation: A Clinical Update Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D.

Deputy Center Director, Center for Biologic Evaluation and Research, FDA

May 7, 2014 A New Type of Stem Cell for Biology and Medicine Richard Schlegel, M.D., Ph.D.

The Oscar B. Hunter Chair of Pathology, Georgetown University Medical Bio-Ethics

Bio-Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 5, 2014 Innovation in Medical Education Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D., MBA, M.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.R.

The Joseph Butenas Professor of and Dean of Medical Education at Georgetown University

Louis Pangaro, M.D.

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, The F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University

October 2, 2013 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Research Update Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.

Former Chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD

May 1, 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease: An Update Daniel P. Perl, M.D.

Professor of Pathology at USUHS

Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology at USUHS and Director of Clinical Research at the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 6, 2013 Food-borne Pathogens, Diet, and Disease Alison O’Brien, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)

October 3, 2012 Pulmonary Hypertension: How a complex disease can provide a paradigm for innovation, improved patient outcomes, and potential systems of care George Ruiz, M.D.

Director of the Advanced Cardiac Care Support Clinic, Washington Hospital Center

May 2, 2012 Legacies of the Holocaust: Eugenics & Human Experimentation Daniel L. Cohen, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.H. (UK), F.A.A.P

Executive Physician and Senior Partner in the healthcare consulting firm of Martin, Blanck & Associates

Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 1, 2012 Health Reform Beyond Enactment of the Affordable Care Act: Role of the Institute of Medicine Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D.

President of the Institute of Medicine

October 5, 2011 Where We Are and Where We Need To Be Jay H. Sanders M.D.

CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

May 4, 2011 A Superbug Delivers the Key to Radiation Resistance Michael Daly, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology, The School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 2, 2011 Sudden Death with “Normal Heart” Mark C. P. Haigney, M.D.

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Uniformed Services University

October 6, 2010 The Chronic Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury: Lessons from the NFL Daniel P. Perl, M.D.

Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

May 12, 2010 Neglected Infections of Poverty in the United States Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Walter G. Ross Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University

Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
March 24, 2010 How Technology Has Transformed Medicine Stanley Joel Reiser, M.D., MPA, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor of Health Care Sciences and of Health Policy, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

October 7, 2009 Pandemic Influenza: The Perpetual Threat Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

May 6, 2009 University of Maryland School of Public Health and its Mission or Why we need a New School of Public Health in Maryland Robert S. Gold Ph.D, Ph.D.

Dean, University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health

Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 4, 2009 The Development of Academic-Public Health Partnerships at GWU-Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Locally and Globally Alan Greenberg, MPH, M.D.
October 7, 2008 Genomic Approaches to the Study of Cardiovascular Diseases Timothy A. McCaffrey, Ph.D.
May 8, 2008 The Mind of the Terrorist: The Psychocultural Foundations of Contemporary Terrorism Jerrold M. Post, M.D.
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 6, 2008 Religion that Heals, Religion that Harms- How do I Respond as a Physician James L. Griffith, M.D.
October 3, 2007 Bringing the Private Sector into Health Disparities Nicole Lurie, M.D., MSPH
May 2, 2007 Pakistani Earthquake: Despair, relief and hope Farzad Najam, M.D.
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 7, 2007 Creative Aging and Developmental Intelligence Gene Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
October 4, 2006 The Supreme Court and the House of Medicine: Recent Decisions and Implications Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.
Discussant: Katalin Roth, J.D., M.D.
May 3, 2006 Unknown Topic Unknown Speaker
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 1, 2006 Recent Advances in the Molecular Understanding of Influenza Jeffery Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D.
October 5, 2005 Unknown Topic Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., MPH
May 4, 2005 The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement: The Case of Drugs and Sport Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D.
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
March 8, 2005 Special meeting:

Symposium on the Role and Responsibilities of Military Physicians in the Health Care and Interrogation of Prisoners”

Held at Georgetown University

Harvey Fineberg M.D., Ph.D.

Panel Chair, President of the Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Sciences

Ronald R. Blanck D.O.

Former Surgeon General of the U.S. Army

M. Gregg Bloche M.D., J.D.

Professor of Law, Georgetown University

Walter Huffman J.D.

Former Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army

Edmund D. Pellegrino M.D.

Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Georgetown University

February 2, 2005 National Health Insurance, The Issue that Won’t Go Away
October 7, 2004 How are Medical Decisions Made? Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D.
May 5, 2004 Is Blood Sicker Than Water? Roger Y. Dodd, Ph.D.
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 4, 2004 The Declaration of Helsinki- How Does it Impact Us? Gary R. Noble, M.D., MPH, FACPM
October 1, 2003 Medical Lessons from Space Richard T. Jennings, M.D., M.S.
May 7, 2003 Violence against Women- An International Problem Bonnie J. Campbell, J.D.
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 5, 2003 Data mining Healthcare and Crisis Management Judith K. Jones, M.D.
Janet Thot-Thompson, M.D.
October 2, 2002 Emerging Infections Daniel Lucey, M.D.
July 27, 2002 The Psychological Impact and Medical Response to 911 Jean Fourcroy, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
John Eisold, M.D.
Jerrold M. Post, M.D.
Robert Ursano, M.D.
Frederick Chen, M.D., M.P.H.
May 1, 2002 Breast Cancer Research: A Fine Line Between Ethics & Technological Advances Davis Duggan, Ph.D.
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 6, 2002 Doping in Sports: A Medical Odyssey Jean L. Fourcroy, M.D., Ph.D., MPH.
October 3, 2001 Medical Guidelines for Airline Travel Russell B. Rayman, M.D., M.P.H.
May 2, 2001 Impact of Human Genome Project in the New Millennium Francis Kalush, Ph.D.
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 7, 2001 The Future of Medicare Grant Bagley, M.D.
October 4, 2000 Use of Novel Technology to Facilitate Pregnancy in Severe Infertility Richard J. Sherins, M.D.
Advances in Genetic Testing and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Susan H. Black, M.D.
May 3, 2000 Error in Medicine Janet M. Corrigan, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 2, 2000 Chemical and Biological Terrorism Lieutenant General Ronald R. Blanck
October 6, 1999 Stem Cells and Tissue Replacement: A Status Report Pamela Robey, Ph.D.
May 5, 1999 Faiths that Failed? Professionalism, Technology, and Science in 20th Century America Murray Goldstein, D.O., D.Sc.
Allen Bergman
Clive Callender, M.D.
Richard Riegelman, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Suzanna Walters, Ph.D.
Ethics Award Presentations Award Recipients
February 3, 1999 Public Health Issues in the Next Millenium David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Updated: June 25, 2019