Attend a Meet & Greet

The Ethics Institute hosts informal undergrad luncheons and coffee discussions throughout the academic year. Students engage with speakers who discuss ethical research in a variety of disciplines. Depending on the time of day, lunch or coffee and snacks are provided.

January 28, 2020

Pediatric Bioethics Annual Speaker 2020

Laurie Demmer MD, FACMG

Medical Director,  Division of Genetics

Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director

Levine Children's Hospital

Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health

Join us on January 28, 3:30-4:30 for coffee and discussion with Dr. Demmer in Blunt Alumni Center, Suite 204.  Dr. Laurie Demmer, a pediatric geneticist who speaks nationally on emerging ethical conflicts in genetic testing of children.  Register here

Dr. Demmer speaks nationally on emerging ethical conflicts in genetic testing of children. Dr. Laurie Demmer is a clinical geneticist in Charlotte, North Carolina and is affiliated with multiple hospitals, including Carolina Healthcare System University Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Clinical interests:

  • Spina Bifida
  • Abnormal Stature for Age (Too Tall or Too Short)
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Cleft Palate
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Familial Cancer
  • Fragile X
  • Heart Defect Present at Birth
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Multiple Congential Anomaly Syndromes
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Prenatal Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Mental Retardation

Past Undergrad Events

Undergrad Lunch with Vikram Bhargava, October 28, 2019, 12:45-2pm

Banning Driving and Buying Autonomous

Join us on October 28, 2019 at 12:45 in Haldeman Room 125 for lunch and discussion with Vikram Bhargava, Assistant Professor of Management at SCU's Leavey School of Business, will discuss the new ethical concerns raised by autonomous vehicles. Register here





Undergrad lunch discussion October 23, 2019 12-1pm Blunt Alumni Center, Suite 204

What, if Anything, Do We Owe Our Blood Relatives?

The Ethics Institute welcomes this year's Montgomery Fellows, Frido and Christine Mann.  Join us for an informal lunchtime discussion "What, If Anything, Do We Owe Our Blood Relatives?". October 23, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm, Blunt Alumni Center, Room 204. Register here