Professor Chris Coughlin participates in ‘Ebola: At Home & Abroad’ symposium Feb. 12-13 at Wake Forest

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin, director of Wake Forest Law’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research Program, is among the panelists scheduled for the “Ebola: At Home And Abroad” symposium set for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12-13 in the Kulynych Auditorium of the Byrum Welcome Center at Wake Forest University. The symposium is sponsored by the WFU Biology Department.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 12

  • Introduction
  • Pat Lord, PhD, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University
  • Ana Iltis, PhD, Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society; Department of Philosophy, Wake Forest University
  • Panelists
    Nathan Plageman, PhD, Department of History, Wake Forest University
    Christine Bishop, MD, Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Jon Abramson, MD, Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Christine Nero Coughlin, JD, School of Law, Wake Forest University
  • Q&A/Discussion
    Reception to follow in the Conservatory of the Byrum Welcome Center

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

  • Introduction
  • Pat Lord, PhD, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University
  • Ana Iltis, PhD, Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society; Department of Philosophy, Wake Forest University
  • Panelists
    Adam Bjork, PhD, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
    Nancy King, JD, Co Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Ajay Patel, PhD, School of Business; Director, Center for Enterprise Research & Education, Wake Forest University
  • Q&A/Discussion
    Reception to follow in the Conservatory of the Byrum Welcome Center

Coughlin is a recipient of the 2011 Wake Forest University Teaching and Learning Center’s Teaching Innovation Award, the 2008 Joseph Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a two-time recipient of the Graham Award for Excellence in Teaching Legal Research and Writing. She is the Director of the Legal Analysis, Writing and Research Program at the Law School, and also has appointments in the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s Translational Science Institute. Her teaching and scholarship are concentrated in the areas of legal analysis and writing, bioethics, and health care law. She is a co-author of the textbook, A Lawyer Writes, and her most recent series of articles advocate examining other models of professional education, such as the educational pedagogy used in medical school and engineering, to enhance the legal education model. When she is not teaching or writing, she spends her time with her husband, Rick, and their four children, Jacob, Jonathan, Addison and Bella. Learn more from her faculty profile here.