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Bioethics at the Movies: A Focus on Chronic Disability

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Location: Room 675

Program Description

You are cordially invited to public discussions of two major challenges facing contemporary health care practice, facilitated by experts using film clips from: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and "Wartorn 1861-2010."

Location and time for each program

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Georgia State University College of Law, Room 675
140 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

This speaker series is free and open to the public. For more information on directions and parking, please visit

February 16, 2011

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Locked-in syndrome

Melody Moore Jackson, Ph.D. Before suffering from a massive stroke, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor of the French fashion magazine, Elle. This 2007 film depicts his true story of locked-in syndrome, which left him completely physically paralyzed except for one eye, yet retaining normal mental functioning. Scientist Melody Jackson discusses the technologies she has developed to help patients with this severe neurological disorder communicate with others.

Melody Moore Jackson, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the College of Computing a the Georgia Institute of Technology. She created and directs the BrainLab, whose mission is to research innovative human-computer interaction for people with severe disabilities. She studies real-world applications for devices that interact directly and non-invasively with the human brain.

February 22, 2011

Wartorn 1861-2010
Post-traumatic stress disorder among combat veterans

Diane M. JanulisThey called it shell-shock in World War I, combat fatigue in World War II, and post-traumatic stress disorder today. This 2010 HBO documentary examines the lingering and often devastating psychological effects of combat on war veterans. Attorney Diane Janulis discusses how the legal community can help U.S. vets suffering from the very real wounds caused by PTSD.

Diane M. Janulis, J.D., M.S.N., is an attorney with King & Spalding in the healthcare industry and pharmaceutical products liability practice areas. Before going to law school, Ms. Janulis was a nursing educator and administrator with a master's degree in nursing concentrating on psychiatric nursing. She offers pro bono legal services to U.S. veterans in Georgia suffering from PTSD.


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