Prisons, Jails and Medical Ethics. Rubber, Meet Road

November 29, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET
11/29/17 12:00 PM 11/29/17 1:00 PM Prisons, Jails and Medical Ethics. Rubber, Meet Road LH1 Prisons, Jails and Medical Ethics. Rubber, Meet Road
TouroCOM - Harlem

Physicians for Human Rights and PsychSIG would like to invite you to "Prisons, Jails, and Medical Ethics. Rubber, meet Road," a talk by Dr. Marc Stern.

Dr. Stern was perviously the chief medical officer for the correctional facilities in the state of Washington. He experienced first hand the contradictions of being a physician tasked with caring for the health of inmates while also being expected to oversee lethal injections. For capital punishment, they recently switched from electrocution to lethal injection. As the chief medical officer, he was expected to perform the injections. He refused to do this. Marc Stern received the B.S. degree from the University of Albany in 1975, and the M.D. degree from the University of Buffalo in 1982. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine, and obtained an MPH from Indiana University School of Public Health in 1992. He is currently an assistant professor at U. Washington, School of Public Health. He is also a member of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and has published extensively on that subject in NEJM, Journal of Nephrology, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the American Journal of Public Health. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Prison Health and the Journal of Correctional Health Care.

This will be a grand-rounds-style workshop. No Charge; Light Refreshments Included. Please RSVP.

This workshop is designed for pharmacy students, biomedical masters students, and medical students with an interest in learning about medicine and ethics for the U.S. inmate population.