Center for Bioethics, Health and Society

Mark Hall, LAW
Data Analysis and strategic planning for Forsyth HealthCare Access
Awarded $34,921 for the period 9/1/13 to 3/31/14
Source: Forsyth HealthCare, Inc.

WFU’s Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society is assisting Forsyth HealthCare, Inc., in developing “safety net” services for the uninsured following implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). This nonprofit program links uninsured patients with family incomes less than 200% of the federal poverty level who are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare with volunteer doctors for primary and specialty care services in Forsyth, Davie, and Stokes counties. The center will review and analyze data to determine patient demographics, the number and type of patient visits, the general disease burden of patients seen, patient turnover, and the number and composition of the uninsured in the service area with and without Medicaid expansion under the ACA.

Ana Iltis, PHILOSOPHY
Center for Bioethics, Health and Society Visiting Scholar
Awarded $2,000 for the period 1/1/14 to 6/30/14
Source: Center for Ethics, Culture, and the Environment

Associate Professor Lisa Parker of the University of Pittsburgh is the Center’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar in spring 2014. First, she will discuss her important work on research ethics and genetics with Center faculty. Second, she will advise Dr. Iltis on her book-in-progress, which challenges the “sacred canon” of research ethics. The two scholars will review the chapters and determine how the book can best contribute to the field.