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Clinical Research with Pregnant Women: A Moral Imperative

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Cookie Friday Speaker Series

Please note change in venue to Ethics Lab (Healy 201b) for this talk.

Clinical Research with Pregnant Women: A Moral Imperative

A talk by Maggie Little, PhD

Abstract: Each year, a half million women in the US alone face pregnancy complicated by serious medical illness -- diabetes, acute hypertension, severe depression, even cancer.  Yet our understanding of how to treat them is woefully inadequate, and worries about using medicine in pregnancy lead many to be dangerously under-treated. In this talk, Prof. Little talks about the Second Wave Initiative she co-founded to address the moral imperative to find safe ways to conduct research with pregnant women.

Bio: Professor Maggie Little is Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is one of the world's leading teaching and research think tanks in bioethics.

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