Dr. Joseph J. Fins, Chief, Division of Medical Ethics, WDOM, was honored at Wesleyan’s 190th Commencement as an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
The WDOM congratulates four of its physician-scientists who have recently been inducted into top-tier medical societies: Dr. Longman and Dr. Schwartz (ASCI); Dr. Fins and Dr. Rafii (AAP).
Dr. Fins is serving a a two-year term during which time he will guide efforts to encourage and inspire research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science.
On November 12, 2020, Dr. Joseph J. Fins was elected to serve as President-Elect of the International Neuroethics Society, the world’s largest specialty society in neuroethics.
The grant seeks to understand the opportunities and challenges posed by cognitive restoration for people with severe to moderate traumatic brain injury in the context of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Dr. Fins spoke on the need for a personalized approach in diagnosing and treating patients with severe brain injury.
The retreat unites medical ethics faculty and clinical ethics fellows from NYP and WCM with their counterparts at Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Fins will have the unique opportunity of working collaboratively with the two medical organizations in support of advancing excellence in health care delivery for all patients and the medical professionals who serve.
Often residents-in-training are called upon to facilitate end-of-life care discussions with family members, and Weill Cornell faculty are helping internal medicine residents to build their skills in this specialized form of communication.
Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics, has been appointed to serve on the NYS Department of Health Palliative Care Education and Training Council. The three-year term appointment was made by Howard A. Zuker, M.D., the New York State Department of Health's Acting Commissioner.