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November 2019

TMC Seminar: “Race, Religion, and the Medical Aid in Dying Movement,” Terri Laws, PhD

Friday, November 1, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Terri Laws completed the doctorate of philosophy in Religious Studies with a concentration in African American Religions at Rice University. Dr. Laws employs theories and methods from the social sciences to investigate questions in race, religion, and society with healthcare and health inequities as her institutional focus. The aim of her research agenda is to contribute to the body of knowledge that reduces health inequity through the investigation of social and cultural factors. Click here for a full bio.  

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TMC Seminar: “Shakespeare on the End of Life,” Brian Quaranta, MD, MA

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Dr. Quaranta is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Duke University School of Medicine, and Associate Faculty at the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine. His practice focuses on general radiation oncology, with a particular interest in breast and prostate cancers. In addition to his medical interests, he very interested in literature, history, psychology, and philosophy. In further pursuit of those interests he has obtained an MA in Shakespeare and Theatre from the Shakespeare Institute at…

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Inaugural Catena Lecture | “Gratitude in Action: One Doctor. One Hospital. One Million Patients.”

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 5:30PM | Goodson Chapel

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative is hosting the Inaugural Catena Lecture in Medicine, Faith and Service, given by Tom Catena, MD. The lecture is entitled “Gratitude in Action: One Doctor. One Hospital. One Million Patients.” The annual lectureship will publicly appreciate and encourage students to study the example of Dr. Tom Catena, a singular alumnus of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Catena is the only physician for a population of more than 750,000 in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, a…

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