Dissonance Event Series

Dissonance U-M Speaker Series

Technology, law, privacy, and security are inextricably linked. Each area is intertwined with the way that government and commerce take place. This holds true for higher education, where these subjects underpin and enable how universities, including the University of Michigan, fulfill their teaching, learning, research, and clinical mission. The Dissonance event series explores these topics from a global and national perspective, and in doing so increases university-wide multidisciplinary discourse, and supports university initiatives related to data science.

The Dissonance event series is a collaboration of faculty, staff, and students from several supporting organizations across the university. If you would like to be informed of future Dissonance events, please add your name to our email list. You are also invited to suggest a topic or a speaker for future Dissonance events.

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2019: Genetics & Medical Apps—Ethics, Privacy, Law, and Policy

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6 P.M. Rackham Assembly Hall

Each new genetic test or medical app generates or collects more and more detailed health data, but may also raise serious issues for medicine, public health. Under what circumstances should a test be used, and how should it be implemented? Should people be allowed to choose or refuse a test, or should it be mandatory, as newborn screening is in some states? How should the data from these tests be used, and should individuals control access to the results of their tests? If test results are released to third parties, such as employers or insurers, what protections should be in place to protect individuals from unfair treatment based on test results, data collected, or genotype?

This Dissonance series event will take a multi-disciplinary look at these issues from a variety of theoretical and applied perspectives. Panelists will include:

Lori Andrews, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Science, Law and, Technology at Chicago Kent Law School

Jodyn Platt, Assistant Professor, U-M Medical School

Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Assistant Professor, U-M Medical School, Chief of the Research Ethics Service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM)

Denise Anthony, Professor, U-M School of Public Health

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