Medical Ethics and Health Policy Pathway students build Project posters each year to compete for the Baruch A. Brody Outstanding Student Award. The award was established in 2013 to honor Dr. Brody, founder of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Dr. Brody also founded the Ethics Track (now Medical Ethics Pathway), which graduated its first class in 1993. Three distinguished judges review the posters and select the top three projects for the Baruch A. Brody Outstanding Student Award. In addition to the poster judging, students receive certificates recognizing their completion of the Pathway.
2021 Award Recipients
Thank you to our judges: Faith Fletcher, Ryan Nelson, Andrew Childress, Kristin Kostick, Adam Pena, John Coverdale, and Frank Placencia.
- Overall – Alex Alexander: All Grown Up: Health Insurance Coverage for Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions
- Ethics Pathway – Brittany Bryant: “You can’t make me” Managing adolescent dissent to anesthesia
- Health Policy Pathway – Mary Taylor Winston: Insurance Coverage Options for Low-Income Women During Pregnancy in Texas
2020 Award Recipients
Thanks to our secondary faculty members John Coverdale and Frank Placencia for helping to judge
1st Place - Sarah Rohrman
Undocumented and Uninsured: An Evaluation of Rights, Goods, and Inclusion in U.S. Health Care Access
2nd Place - Jenny Goeddel
Medicaid Sterilization Policy: Time to End the Mandated 30-Day Waiting Period
3rd Place - Kami Lowery
iPLEDGE Must Abstain from Abstinence
2019 Award Recipients
Janet Malek, Ph.D. and Frank Placencia, M.D. judged the 2019 Medical Ethics Pathway graduates' Ethics Project Posters May 29, 2019.
1st Place - Lien Le
Violating Informed Consent: State-Mandated Disclosures Before Abortions
2nd Place - Jennifer Kaplan
Opioid Contracts in a De-Prescribing Era
3rd Place- Alison Yoder and C. Haley Walker
Hospital's Obligation to Provide Transportation to Radiation Treatment: An Ethical Analysis (Yoder)
Is Now the Time? An Ethical Exploration of the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Randomized Controlled Trials of Brexanolone (Walker)
2018 Award Recipients
John Coverdale, M.D., Claire Horner, J.D., M.A., and Susan Raine, M.D. judged the 2018 Ethics Track graduates' Ethics Project Posters May 29, 2018.
1st Place - Danielle Clark
HEADS4: Social Media Screening in Adolescent Primary Care
2nd Place - Allison Sellner
To Intervene of Not to Intervene: An ethical framework Supporting the Performance of Fetal Surgery in the Presence of Maternal HIV/Hepatitis Seropositivity
3rd Place - Ankita Patro
The Patient Who Continues to Smoke On Treatment: An Ethical Dilemma
2017 Award Recipients
John Coverdale, M.D., Laura Loftis, M.D., and Diane Treadwell-Deering, M.D. judged the 2017 Ethics Track graduates' Ethics Project Posters May 30, 2017.
1st Place - Rui Zheng
The Development of an Ethical Framework for Public Policy on Mandatory Childhood Vaccination
2nd Place - Hannah Ermon
Ethical Considerations in Patients Refusing Treatment for a Suicide Attempt
3rd Place (tie) - Holland Kaplan and Kevin Sweetwood
The Nazi Analogy and Physician Aid-in-Dying in the United States (Kaplan)
How Low Can You Go?: An Ethical Critique of Current ALARA Guidelines on Radiation Dose Reduction (Sweetwood)
How to Donate
If you would like to talk to someone about making a gift to the Baruch A. Brody Outstanding Student Award, please contact the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations or call (713) 798-4714.
In collaboration with Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Baylor clinical faculty, students in the Medical Ethics Pathway have gone on to publish the papers written for their scholarly projects.