STEM Track

To Do No Harm?

Chart & Stethoscope

Medical Ethics

Dr. Jennifer L. Hellier is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Assistant Director of Pre-Health Advising at the University of Denver with extensive experience in the field of healthcare. In this presentation, she explores the ethics of the “noblest profession”. To do no harm is an oft-quoted assertion which, if anything, is a claim as complex as the ethics of Healthcare in general. The complexity and sensitive nature of this field, makes it one of the most fascinating explorations of ethics in our world, especially when it comes to principles like fairness, transparency and integrity. Can a doctor lie? When is it okay to do so? When is it not? When do doctors be transparent? When are doctors supposed to do harm? Dr. Hellier’s Presentation takes us on a journey through Medical Ethics all the way from the birth of the Hippocratic Oaths to the pinnacles of 21st Century medical practice.

To Do No Harm? : An Overview of Medical Ethics

Dr. Jennifer Hellier

Jennifer L. Hellier PhD, is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Assistant Director of Pre-Health Advising at the University of Denver. 

Dr. Hellier earned her master and doctoral degrees in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Colorado State University and completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Southern California in Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Hellier served as the Associate Director of the Colorado Area Health Education Center Program Office (COAHEC) where she developed dozens of pipeline programs for students interested in pre-health professions. Additionally, Dr. Hellier performed peer-reviewed scientific research in schizophrenia, olfaction, and epilepsy in a neuroscience lab.

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Dr. Jennifer Hellier