HST.930J | Fall 2005 | Graduate

Social Studies of Bioscience and Biotech


1 Introduction and Overview: Social and Ethical Questions
2 Polymers for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering - Prof. Robert Langer, Kenneth J. Germeshausen Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
3 Embodiment and Structural Biology, Phenomenology of Medicine - Natasha Myers (STS Program, MIT)
4 Tissue Engineering - Dr. Joseph Vacanti, John Homans Professor of Surgery and Director of Pediatric Transplanation, MGH
5 Clinical Narratives - Prof. Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Professor of Social Medicine, HMS
6 Photomedicine and Non-invasive Technologies - Dr. R. Rox Anderson, Director Wellman Center for Photomedicine and Professor of Dermatology, MGH, HMS, HST
7 Multidisciplinary Research - Prof. Brian Seed, Professor of Genetics and Health, Science and Technology, Director of Thematic Center for Computational Biology, MGH, HMS, HST
8 Angiogensis; Translation from Bench to Clinic - Dr. Judah Folkman, Andrus Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Professor of Cell Biology, HMS
9 Stem Cells - Dr. George Q. Daley, M.D./Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, HMS, Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s, and Dana-Farber
10 Facilitating Multidisciplinary Research at MGH - Dr. John Parrish, Director MGH-Harvard Cutaneous Biology Research Center, Director of CIMIT, Chief Dermatology Service, MGH, and founding Director Wellman Center for Photomedicine
11 Organ Transplanation in Turkey, Ethical Models of Organ Donation - Aslihan Sanal, STS Program, MIT
12 Ethics in Medicine - Prof. Dan Brock, Prof. of Social Medicine and Director of the Division of Medical Ethics, Harvard Medical School
13 Wrap-up