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Vitae

A limited, mostly academic-focused, CV. If for some reason you’d desperately like my full work history, let me know. I’ll bore you to death with software companies, tutoring firms, and random acts of editing.

education
2006 B.A., Comparative History of Ideas and Medical History and Ethics
University of Washington, Seattle
granted with departmental honors, distinction, & cum laude
     Thesis: “Towards Affect-centered Ethics” (under Phillip Thurtle)

coursework towards:
     Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York, Philosophy
     M.S., Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College, Bioethics
2006 – 2008 (both incomplete)
There are reasons I am interested in corruption and bioethics. Please feel free to read my bio, and read in-between the lines. I’m happy to answer questions over a drink.

publications
Hills, K. Corruption in a Bioethics Free-for-All. Impact Ethics. 16 September 2014.

Hills, K. Yes, being pro-life does make you less of a lefty. The Guardian, Comment is free. 15 October 2012.

Johnson, S., Hills, K., McGee, G.: On race and organ markets. Nature Medicine 13(4):401, April 2007.

columnist, The Daily at the University of Washington
Hills, K.: The Road Continues, August 09, 2006
Hills, K.: Death Made Pretty, July 19, 2006
Hills, K.: The Right to Life, July 05, 2006
Hills, K.: Biological Incubators, June 21, 2006
Hills, K.: Medicine or miracle?, May 30, 2006
Hills, K.: Expecting the Layman to be a Doctor, May 24, 2006
Hills, K.: New DNA Collection Frightening, May 15, 2006
Hills, K.: Dependency vs. Addiction, May 08, 2006
Hills, K.: Toward Insuring Immigrants, May 01, 2006
Hills, K.: Pharmacists’ Moral Acumen, April 24, 2006
Hills, K.: Finding A Savior in a Sibling, April 17, 2006
Hills, K.: She Wore a Slinky Red Dress, April 10, 2006
Hills, K.: Green Pigs and Ham, April 03, 2006
Hills, K.: Health Care ‘Miracle’, March 28, 2006

other media
Contributor, Medical Humanities Blog, 2006 – 2009

Contributor, Women’s Bioethics Blog, 2006 – 2009

Contributor, the American Journal of Bioethics Editor’s Blog, 2007

Commentator, TechNewsWorld, “Genome Switch Creates Bacterial Transformers.” 29 July 2007.

Commentator, WUSF Florida Matters, “Florida’s Robots”. 15 June 2007.

select employment
Contributor, Women’s Bioethics Blog, 2006 – 2009

Senior Editorial Assistant
The American Journal of Bioethics, 2007 – 2008

Research Coordinator
Alden March Bioethics Institute, 2007

conferences, organizing committee member
1st Annual University at Albany Philosophical Association Conference, “A Conference on Epistemology”, April 12, 2008. Albany, New York.
Ad Hoc Committee Chair, Paper Selection and General Hostess

19th Annual Bioethics Summer Retreat, July 11 – 15, 2007. Lake George, New York.
Conference organizer, cruise director and all around super woman.

NHGRI: DNA, Health, and Social Justice: A Community Forum on Genetics, UW Student Forum (as Kelly Saxman), May 2005
A private forum for Dr. Francis Collins and members of his staff to address student questions and concerns prior to an interactive roundtable discussion with faculty, students, and NHGRI guests.

conferences, paper presentation
“Beauty in the Nautilus: A Response to the Epistemological Merri-Go-Round” for the 1st Annual University at Albany Philosophical Association Conference, “A Conference on Epistemology”. Albany, New York; April 12, 2008.

“Towards Affect-centered Ethics” for the 2006 Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Washington. Seattle, Washington; May 2006.

“Desire, Affect and Time: Constructing the Appeal of Reality Television” for the Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of California, Riverside. Riverside, California; November 2005.

“Trust Bound” for Becoming Strangers: Travel, Trust and Collaboration, the 2005 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities Symposium, University of Washington. Seattle, Washington; August 2005.

Panel Participant, Careers in Genomics (as Kelly Saxman), for NHGRI: DNA, Health and Social Justice: A Community Forum on Genetics, University of Washington. Seattle, Washington; May 2005.

awards, grants and fellowships
Alden March Bioethics Institute Pfizer Fellow in Bioethics, 2007

University of Washington Dean’s Scholar, 2004-2006

Mary Gates Research Fellow, 2005-2006

Phi Beta Kappa, inducted fall 2005

Mary Gates Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities Grant, 2005

Mary Gates Travel Award, November 2005

teaching experience and assistantships
CHID 270A: The Material Culture of Communication
Spring 2006, assisting Professor Phillip Thurtle and Giorgia Aiello

CHID 496G: “Stepping Through the Stargate: Applied Ethics with a Kwoosh”
Winter 2006, course designed and taught independently

CHID 390: Interpretations of Texts and Cultures
Autumn 2005, assisting Professor John Toews

HUM 102 (lecture and lab): Eye + Mind: Art, Science and Perception
Winter 2005, assisting Professor Phillip Thurtle and Dr. Elizabeth Rutledge

CHID 390: Interpretations of Texts and Cultures
Autumn 2004, assisting Professor Phillip Thurtle

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3 Responses to “Vitae”

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  2. on 11 Sep 2013 at 5:24 pmAmy Price

    Kelly,

    Your writing is excellent. It would be great if this permeated more journals and Bioethics departments.

  3. on 16 Oct 2013 at 1:43 pmKelly

    Thank you so much, Amy! That’s very kind of you to say. :-)

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