• POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Question: Should Colorado be holding vaccine sweepstakes?

    Jun 10, 2021
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  • Colorado Offered Prison Staff 500 Dollars to Boost COVID Vaccinations Two Months Ago. Around 40% Remain Unpoked

    Jun 14, 2021
    KUNC: Center Director Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, explains, “If we want to maintain herd immunity over time, we're going to have a mandate at some point,” he said. “Or if you don't want a mandate, you try and incentivize people to internalize that positive external benefit of herd immunity.” While cash incentives might be a coercive carrot, Wynia said, a workplace mandate is a very coercive stick.
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  • Will Paying People To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Work? What You Need To Know About Colorado’s Million Dollar Vaccine Sweepstakes

    May 26, 2021
    KUNC COLORADO: The state has announced it will hold five $1 million drawings for Coloradans who've been vaccinated against COVID-19. The idea is to encourage more people to get the shots, but who are these dollar incentives really targeting? Center Director Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, believes, "it's people who do not have strong objections to vaccines-they just never got around to doing it."
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  • Migrant children share stories about life at detention facilities on the southern border

    May 25, 2021
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS: Warren Binford, JD, Ed.M, is the W.H. Lea Endowed Chair for Justice in Pediatric Law, Ethics and Policy. She recently united with 17 Latinx illustrators to create a book titled “Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz.”
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  • Children tell of neglect, filth and fear in US asylum camps

    May 24, 2021
    BBC NEWS: "Children arriving to the United States are being needlessly traumatized due to the long-standing failure of the US to build a modern border management system that recognizes 21st Century migration trends," said Warren Binford, JD, Ed.M.
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  • Warren Binford elected Fellow of the American Bar Association

    May 20, 2021
    Warren Binford, JD, Ed.M., was elected as a fellow to the American Bar Foundation. "The Fellows is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities." Only one percent of attorneys receive this distinction.

    Professor Binford also just completed chairing the International Law Association's first study group on children's rights in the organization's 148-year history. The group, including experts from the Hague, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and professors from half a dozen universities, produced a detailed 121 page report on enforcing the rights of children in migration.
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  • Tess Jones receives Golden Stethoscope Award

    May 14, 2021
    Tess Jones, PhD was chosen to receive the 2021 Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum Faculty Choice Award. The award is given each year to a faculty member who contributes at multiple points throughout the Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum. Congratulations Dr. Jones, as your faculty peers recognized, "your willingness to help at a moment's notice, your enthusiasm for teaching, and your ability to advocate for your learners."
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  • Testimonies from migrant children detained at the US-Mexico border

    May 4, 2021
    CNN INTERNATIONAL: Children's rights scholar Warren Binford is interviewed by Rosemary Church on CNN International, talking about her new book, Hear My Voice / Eschucha Mi Voz, which amplifies the voices of the children coming to the US and helps tell their stories so that we can ensure that we do a much better job going forward of getting and keeping children with their families.
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  • With Few New Clotting Cases, Johnson & Johnson Pause Could Be Lifted Soon

    Apr 22, 2021
    NEW YORK TIMES: Dr. Matthew Wynia, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, said that health officials faced a frightening trade-off in choosing between a pause and warning: They would know only hypothetically the lives a pause may have cost, but they would know exactly who may have suffered or died from clots.
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  • Immigrant Children at Border

    Apr 16, 2021
    DELMARVA PUBLIC MEDIA: Warren Binford has compiled a book entitled, "Hear My Voice: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States" for Project Amplify. Amidst colorful drawings Binford laces in what she and others have heard from the children.
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  • New Book For Children Profiles Children Coming To Southern Border

    Apr 14, 2021
    JEFFERSON PUBLIC RADIO: In this interview with Warren Binford, JD, M.Ed. and Michael Garcia Bochenek of Human Rights Watch, "We hear plenty from the politicians about the proper management of the U.S. border with Mexico. Children usually end up right in the middle of the debates, especially lately, when so many have arrived at the border without adults. Why do they come?" A new book, compiled by Binford, is uniquely equipped to answer that question; Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States.
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  • A Picture Book About Children At The Border Aims To Spark Family Conversations

    Apr 12, 2021
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  • Systematic Reviews Should Consider Effects From Both the Population and the Individual Perspective

    May 1, 2021
    AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Epidemiological studies, and the systematic reviews that synthesize them, report outcomes as “risks.” For example, the risk of dying from a harmful exposure, or the risk of getting a second heart attack after receiving drug treatment. Risks of harmful exposures, such as air pollution, can seem very small compared to the risks of the beneficial effect from a drug. But, these risks are often considered at the level of the individual person. In this article, Lisa Bero, PhD and co-authors explain why population level risk should be reported when assessing the effects of exposures or interventions. To protect and improve the health of the public, it is critical to understand that small risks applied across a large population can have a profound effect.
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  • Colorado health officials explore virus vaccine passports

    Apr 5, 2021
    THE DURANGO HERALD: "One concern about potentially implementing the vaccine passports is ensuring they are equitable for all people," said Center Director, Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH. Despite experiencing higher rates of infection and death from the coronavirus, people of color have been vaccinated against the coronavirus at a lower rate than white people. The system would also have to be equitable for people without access to advanced technology.
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  • How COVID-19 Will Help Denver Doctors Revolutionize Health Care

    Apr 2, 2021
    5280 MAGAZINE: "If we make good decisions that clearly prioritize equity, we could come out of this with greater levels of trust in the health care system among racial and ethnic minority populations that haven’t always trusted the health care system," explained CBH Director Matthew Wynia. "Watching leaders in health care really struggle with how to do this right, that can be a cohesion-building experience."
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  • Voices Of Detained Immigrant Children Amplified In New Book, ‘Escucha Mi Voz’

    Apr 2, 2021
    TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO: International children’s advocate and CBH faculty Warren Binford, JD, PhD, is also co-founder of Project Amplify, a national campaign aimed at establishing legal protections for children in government care. She compiled legally-recorded testimonies and documents from migrant children in federal custody to create “Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz,” a bilingual illustrated book detailing the experiences of these children.
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  • Retired Air Force general caught with child porn blames it on PTSD

    Apr 1, 2021
    TASK & PURPOSE: Frank Sullivan, 69, was sentenced to five years probation and given a $2,500 fine after telling a judge that post-traumatic stress developed over four combat tours “prompted him to turn to child pornography." “Many victims say that having the digital images of them being raped and traded on the Internet is far worse than the hands-on sex abuse because the images are everywhere and the victims have no control,” professor Warren Binford said, explaining research showing that viewing child pornography is far from a “victimless crime,” since many victims suffer from lifelong anxiety, paranoia, disassociation, and depression over the thought that anyone they meet may have seen their images of abuse. “It will never end for them,” Binford said.
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  • Ethics at center of COVID-19 vaccine distribution debate: Prioritizing vulnerable populations

    Apr 1, 2021
    THE NATION'S HEALTH: “Without considering ethics, defeating the pandemic will be difficult,” said Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. With limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, ethicists are striving to ensure that people at greatest risk for severe disease and death are prioritized. “These are not only scientific decisions. They are decisions about values too, and that is where ethicists come into the conversation.”
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  • Binford explains causes and context of the surge of migrant children coming across the border

    Mar 18, 2021
    BBC NEWSHOUR: Warren Binford, JD, Ed.M, the W.H. Lea for Justice Endowed Chair in Pediatric Law, Ethics & Policy and Director for Pediatric Law, Ethics & Policy at the Kempe Center, was interviewed by BBC Newshour about the causes and context of the surge of migrant children coming across the US-Mexico border, where they are being held in deplorable conditions. Listen to the program at 49:00 to 53:00>>
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  • Ethical and Professionalism Implications of Physician Employment and Health Care Business Practices: A Policy Paper From the American College of Physicians

    Mar 16, 2021
    ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE: Increasing employment of physicians, changing practice models, new regulatory requirements, and market dynamics all affect medical practice. Business practices can challenge the ethics and professionalism of individual physicians and the collective responsibility of the medical profession to patients. Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD and co-author Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD, argue that the practice of medicine must be defined by the ethics of medicine. Efficiency and productivity are important but secondary to serving the needs of patients. This policy paper offers recommendations on business practices, employment and ethics.
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