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Alexander Urban, M.A.

Research Interest

  • sociological and ethical perspectives on genetics and genomics
  • patient role, identity and interaction
  • medical sociology, sociology of the body
  • qualitative methods of empirical social research

Biography

  • since august 2014: research assistant at the BMBF-funded Project „GenoPerspektiv - Managing Genomic High-Throughput Data – Perspectives of the Clinics, Ethics, Law, and Biomedical Information Technology“ at the department for medical ethics and history of medicine, University Medical Centre Göttingen
  • 09/2014: Master of Arts. Thesis: „Identity construction of headache patients in the context of medical treatment“
  • 09/2012-08/2014 research assistant in the DFG-Project (German Research Foundation) „Schmerzhandeln und Identitätsmanagement von Kopfschmerzpatienten in der medizinischen Versorgung und in Partnerschaften“. Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Gerd Göckenjan, Department of Social Work and Social Welfare, special field: health care policy, University of Kassel, Germany.
  • 09/2011-08/2012 student assistant in the DFG-Project (German Research Foundation) „Schmerzfreiheit als paradoxes Handlungsziel. Neue Wege in der Schmerzversorgung“. Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Gerd Göckenjan, Department of Social Work and Social Welfare, special field: health care policy, University of Kassel, Germany.
  • 10/2011-09/2014 Master‘s degree study of sociology at the University of Kassel
  • 10/2008-09/2011 Bachelor’s degree study of Sociology (minor subject: psychology) at the University of Kassel.

Presentations

  • 02/2016: "Social Impact of Genomic High-Throughput Data: Moral Perspectives and Self-Expression in the Era of Next Generation Sequencing". Interdisciplinary Winter School "Integration and Translation in Systems Medicine", 01.-05. Februar 2016, at the Research Centre for Biotechnology, Society and the Environment (FSP BIOGUM),  University of Hamburg.
  • 11/2015: "Next Generation Sequencing – Next Generation Ethics? Trends in the ethical debate on genomic high throughput data”. EMBL Conference “Cancer Genomics” 1-4 November 2015, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 09/2015: "Identity and self-expression: Influence of genomic risk information". Second International Workshop of the "Mind the Risk Project": An Interdisciplinary Approach to Medical Decision Making and Risk. Baveno, Italy 28.-29.September, 2015.
  • 03/2015: "Genomische Hochdurchsatzdaten – Ethisch- und sozialempirische Untersuchungen zur Implementierung neuer genomsequenzierender Methoden in der klinischen Praxis. Die perspektiven von Betroffenen, Laien und Experten". 17. Treffen der Arbeitsgruppe Ethik und Empirie der Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin.

Publications

  • Urban, Alexander, 2015: Tagungsbericht. Internationaler Workshop: „Genetic Risk Information: Addressing New Challenges“ Kassel, 16.–17. Februar 2015. Zeitschrift für Ethik in der Medizin. [online first].