Author: Ariel Sykes

Author: Ariel Sykes

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May 5, 2021 Uncategorized Ariel Sykes

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2020-2021 Projects
April 14, 2021 Vision of Justice Ariel Sykes

A Responsibility to Rank: Public System’s Role in Individual Well-Being Presentation by: Kate Lowry and Cecelia Reali        The COVID-19 pandemic is a national public health emergency that has dramatically exposed pre-existing pervasive health disparities in our society affecting two critical systems: healthcare and education. This presentation focuses on hospitals and schools while exploring their

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2021 Virtual Bioethics Symposium
April 14, 2021 Uncategorized Ariel Sykes

Non-KPS Members: Register to Attend the Event Here 2021 Bioethics Symposium Schedule Tuesday, April 20th Learn more about each presentation here Opening Presentation (9:30-9:45 a.m.) Bioethics Scholar Sessions (9:50 – 10:35 a.m.) An Ethical Examination of the Obligations of Governments Locally and Globally for the Health of Citizens Life-Changing Technologies and their Ethical Implications: IVF and CRISPR

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Medical Education of the Future
May 5, 2020 Medical Innovation and Healthcare Technology Ariel Sykes

Medical Education of the Future: The Ethics of Training Tomorrow’s Surgeons in Virtual Operating Theaters By Vivienne Germain Today, most surgical training is completed on cadavers and in operating rooms.  Unfortunately, the number of available cadavers does not satisfy demand, cadavers require expensive facilities and regular maintenance, and they are not reusable following most procedures. 

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Synthetic Biology
May 5, 2020 Medical Innovation and Healthcare Technology Ariel Sykes

Synthetic Biology: The Ethics of Artificially Creating Life By Maggie Stanton After 20 years, a group of scientists led by J. Craig Venter created a new, synthetic life form.  Its name– Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0, its purpose– still being discovered with the hope to use the process of creating the Designer Organism to form vaccines.  The

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HIV Positive Organ Transplants
May 5, 2020 Medical Innovation and Healthcare Technology Ariel Sykes

HIV Positive Organ Transplants: The Ethics of How HIV Patients Can Save Lives By Eileen Cohn Less than 40 years ago, being diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was a death sentence, as there was no treatment for the virus. Most people who lived through the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s never would have

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America’s Toxic Prisons
May 5, 2020 Environment and Health Ariel Sykes

America’s Toxic Prisons: The Ethics of Prison Construction in Highly Polluted Areas By Jenna Smith “I suffered almost every day of the 15 months I was at that prison… it became clear to me that I [was] being left for dead… With no other course to take or relief in sight I called my brother

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De-Extinction and the Environment
May 4, 2020 Environment and Health Ariel Sykes

The Modern Jurassic Park: Can De-Extinction Turn Back the Clock for our Environment? By Haley Bigler What does a Dodo, a Wooly Mammoth, and a Western Black Rhinoceros all have in common? These species are all extinct, and have the possibility to walk the earth again thanks to the development of de-extinction technology: although not

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The Right to Procreate
May 1, 2020 Environment and Health Ariel Sykes

Limiting Legacies: Overpopulation and the Right to Procreate By Elizabeth Mastrangelo It is 2100. The world population is an astonishing 11 billion people, the maximum amount that the Earth can sustain, and yet, the population continues to grow. Food prices are rapidly rising, clean water is a rarity, and resources are diminishing. The air is

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Living Forever and Overpopulation
April 30, 2020 Environment and Health Ariel Sykes

The Ethics of Living Forever & its Effect on Overpopulation By Disha Karale With the rise of new technologies, we focus on the furthering of society by finding new ways to make our lives more efficient. Under this wave of technological advancements lies the intriguing and unprecedented innovation of life extension technologies. Extending human life

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