This is as complete a record as I have of people attending a bioethics discussion. I have used descriptions provided by MCommunity. I have excluded those descriptions which were too personally identifying. When convenient, subtypes within categories have been kept to a minimum for concision. 

  • Alumni
  • Chemist
  • College of Engineering Staff (Biomedical Engineering; Center for Research in Learning and Teaching; Chemical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering)
  • College of Engineering Faculty (Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Industrial and Operations Engineering; Macromolecular Science and Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical Engineering) 
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Faculty (Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Linguistics, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, Technical Communication)
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant (Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Public Health)
  • Graduate Student Instructor (Biology, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, English, Language, and Literature, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy, Philosophy)
  • Honors Student
  • Hospital Staff (Emergency Medicine)
  • Industry Representative1 (Chemist; Pharmaceutical Scientist; Research Scientist; Scientific Computing; Science, Technology, and Public Policy)
  • Master’s Student (Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Medical School Faculty (General Medicine; Internal Medicine; Orthopaedic Surgery; Urology)
  • Medical School Staff (Radiation Oncology; Radiology; Urology)
  • Medical School Student/Fellow/Resident
  • Non-degree Student
  • Ph.D. Student (Biomedical Engineering; Cognitive Science; Macromolecular Science and Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Oral Health Sciences; Philosophy; Physics)
  • Postdoctoral Student/Fellow/Researcher/Research Scientist
  • Rackham Student
  • Research Area Specialist (Emergency Medicine, Medical School)
  • Research Fellow (Biomedical Engineering, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Urology)
  • Research Laboratory Technician (School of Dentistry)
  • Research Laboratory Specialist (Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy)
  • Research Scientist (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ross School of Business Faculty
  • School of Dentistry Staff
  • School of Kinesiology Faculty
  • School of Law Student
  • School of Pharmacy Student
  • School of Public Health Student
  • Undergraduate Engineering Student (Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Industrial and Operations Engineering; Mechanical Engineering)
  • Undergraduate Literature, Science, and Arts Student (Art and Design; Biology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Economics; Kinesiology; Movement Science; Neuroscience; Organizational Studies; Pharmacy; Physics; Psychology; Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture; Undeclared)
  • University Representative2 (Biointerfaces Institute; Biointerfaces Research Group; Clinical Simulation Center; College of Engineering; CoE-BME-Coulter Program; College of Pharmacy; Department of Chemistry; International Center; Michigan Dining)


These are the people who have so far been having our discussions. To my eyes, that’s a rather interesting bunch with whom to have conversations on the biomedical frontier. If you’ve got any interest in joining the list, please do consider coming to some discussions in the future.


  1. In that they representatively come from said industries, not that they speak on behalf of or represent said industries in their personal capacities.
  2. See previous footnote.