Tag / John B. Francis Chair

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  • Richard Payne

    Richard Payne, MD August 24, 1951 – January 3, 2019 Our colleague and friend, Dr. Richard Payne, 67 – internationally recognized expert in neurology, oncology, pain management, palliative care and bioethics – died January 3 from complications related to a recent cancer diagnosis.   “Do You Know My Richie?” Richard’s association with the Center for…
  • Erika Blacksher, PhD

    Erika Blacksher, PhD JOHN B. FRANCIS CHAIR eblacksher@practicalbioethics.org (816) 979-1358 Curriculum Vitae Erika Blacksher was appointed the John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics on September 1, 2020. Dr. Blacksher studies ethical and policy questions raised by health inequalities in the United States and the role of civic engagement in advancing health equity and social justice.…