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Grand Rounds: Modifications and waivers of informed consent in pragmatic clinical trials

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jason Karlawish, MD

Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology
Co-Director, Penn Memory Center, University of Pennsylvania

Alex John London, PhD

Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy,
Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

Jason Karlawish, MD is board-certified in geriatric medicine. He is a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives, fellow of the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute on Aging, Director of the Penn Neurodegenerative Disease Ethics and Policy Program, Associate Director of the Clinical Core and Co-Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center, and Co-Director of the Penn Memory Center. He is also Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core. In addition, he directs the Penn Prevention Research Center’s Healthy Brain Research Center, and is a member of the CDC-supported Healthy Brain Research Network dedicated to surveillance, education, awareness, and empowerment that promotes brain health.


Alex John London, PhD is an elected fellow of the Hastings Center, Professor London’s work focuses on ethical and policy issues surrounding the development and deployment of novel technologies in medicine, biotechnology and artificial intelligence, on methodological issues in theoretical and practical ethics, and on cross-national issues of justice and fairness. His papers have appeared in Mind, The Philosopher’s Imprint, Science, JAMA, The Lancet, The BMJ, PLoS Medicine, Statistics in Medicine, The Hastings Center Report, and numerous other journals and collections. He is also co-editor of Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine, one of the most widely used textbooks in medical ethics.



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February 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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