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January 2020

TMC Seminar: ‘Seven is the Lord’s Number:’ The Role of Religious Beliefs in Medical Decision-Making for Patients with Serious Illness, Kimberly Sherell Johnson, MD

Friday, January 31, 2020, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Kimberly Sherell Johnson is Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke School of Medicine, Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and Member of the Duke Cancer Institute.

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February 2020

TMC Seminar: “Hearing God’s Voice in Our Academic Lives,” Tamara Fitzgerald, MD, PhD

Friday, February 14, 2020, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Tamara Fitzgerald is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Duke University.  Her academic focus is in global surgery, surgical capacity building, and cost-effective, quality biomedical devices for low-middle income countries. She works with pediatric surgeons in sub-Saharan Africa to increase training and support for young surgeons, thereby improving children’s access to surgical care. Access to surgical care world-wide is a pressing problem, affecting millions of individuals.  The solution to this problem lies in changing the way…

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TMC Seminar: “Jesus’s Ministry of Healing,” Dr. Randy Clark

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12PM | Alumni Memorial Common Room (152 Langford)

Dr. Randy Clark is the overseer of Global Awakening and the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening. He is a major figure in charismatic Christian healing movements and is best known for his leadership in what has come to be called “the Toronto Blessing.” In the years since, he has been invited to speak about revival, healing and impartation to Christian groups around the world and from many different denominations. He has been featured in major Christian media outlets, has taken…

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March 2020

TMC Seminar: Gilbert Meilaender, PhD

Friday, March 20, 2020, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Gilbert Meilaender is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University and the Paul Ramsey Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.  He taught at the University of Virginia (1975-78), at Oberlin College (1978-96), and at Valparaiso University (1996-2014), where he held the Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics.  Professor Meilaender is the author of many books and articles in the field of Christian ethics, including, Friendship: A Study in Theological Ethics, and Bioethics: A Primer for Christians. 

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June 2020


Monday, June 15, 2020, 12AM | Duke University

This seminar invites students to examine the central ethical questions that arise in the everyday practice of medicine and to interpret those questions through a moral framework drawing from both natural law and medicine’s traditional orientation toward the patient’s health. This framework will be contrasted with principlism and consequentialism as participants consider what sort of practice medicine is, whether it has a rational end or goal, and how medicine contributes to human flourishing. The seminar will consider common clinical ethical…

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