Ryan Bioethicist in Residence | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Ryan Bioethicist in Residence

The John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence was established in 2006 to fund an annual residence and lecture by a law and/or medicine ethics scholar at the School of Law and School of Medicine at Southern Illinois University.

Each year, a leading bioethics scholar will present a public lecture on his or her scholarship, as it relates to law and medicine, at the law school in Carbondale and will present to students and faculty at the medical school in Springfield.  The bioethics scholar will also provide a presentation to the joint bioethics committees at Southern Illinois Healthcare.

past programs

2021 Ryan Bioethicist


Glenn Cohen

Deputy Dean, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

March 22-23, 2021

March 22, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Watch Lesar Lecture here: https://echo360.org/media/0f97c63c-8727-47d8-b94a-e598c216a7f8/public

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Hospital systems, device makers, and AI developers are spending huge amounts of money to bring Artificial Intelligence, especially machine learning, into health care. These efforts raise formidable logistical and design challenges, but also serious ethical and legal questions. This talk will examine some of those questions including privacy, liability, informed consent, discrimination, and regulatory models.

Lecture is free and open to the public

See the invitation here

Professor Glenn Cohen is one of the world’s leading experts on the intersection of bioethics and the law, as well as health law. He also teaches civil procedure. From Seoul to Krakow to Vancouver, Professor Cohen has spoken at legal, medical, and industry conferences around the world and his work has appeared in or been covered on PBS, NPR, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Mother Jones, the New York Times, the New Republic, the Boston Globe, and several other media venues. Prof. Cohen’s current projects relate to big data, health information technologies, mobile health, reproduction/reproductive technology, research ethics, organ transplantation, rationing in law and medicine, health policy, FDA law, translational medicine, and medical tourism.