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Bugs, Drugs, and Body Talk: Ethics and Antimicrobial Resistance


You are invited to Dr. Karen M. Meagher’s public seminar as part of the recruitment process for the position of Assistant Professor, tenure track, Public Health and Applied Ethics. This is a formal presentation to the students, faculty, and staff highlighting Dr. Meagher’s expertise and qualifications. The presentation will be a discussion of how bioethics can help address the complex causes of resistant infections that are increasingly difficult to treat and prevent.

Presentation: Bugs, Drugs, and Body Talk: Ethics and Antimicrobial Resistance

Date & Time:
11:30am-12:30pm PT, Wednesday, March 13, 2024

 B104, School of Population and Public Health, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
If attending on Zoom, please see below for the meeting link and details.

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Meeting ID: 633 0264 5350
Passcode: 688206

About the presenter

Dr. Karen M. Meagher is Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Ethics Research Program at Mayo Clinic. During her time at Mayo Clinic and as Associate Director of Public Engagement, she coordinated community engagement activities across three sites to elevate local voices in the governance of the Mayo Clinic Biobank. From 2016-2017 she completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in qualitative research methods at the Center for Genomics and Society in the Department of Social Medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. From 2012-2016 she worked as a Senior Policy and Research Analyst on the staff of President Barack Obama’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. While on the staff, she contributed to national reports on such topics as genetic privacy; ethics and the 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease epidemic; and improving bioethics policy making and ethics education in the United States. She received a B.A. in Biology from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Michigan State University.

Dr. Meagher’s current research interests focus on public health ethics and social implications of advances in genomic science and technology, encompassing both human and microbial genetics.

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