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January 2021

TMC Seminar (Online) || (Mal)formation in Medical Training: A Conversation with Carl Elliott, MD, PhD and Stanley Hauerwas, PhD

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 4:30PM | Online (Zoom)

Carl Elliott is Professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics, and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award. Elliott is the author or editor of seven books, including White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine (Beacon, 2010)… […]

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TMC Seminar (Online) || “How are [or are not] early Christian hospitals useful to religious imaginaries today that seek to promote modern clinical and global health?” with Susan Holman, MS, MTS, PhD

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 4:30PM | Online (Zoom)

Susan R. Holman is the John R. Eckrich Chair and Professor of Religion and the Healing Arts at Valparaiso University. An award-winning writer and scholar, she is a New Englander whose career began as a registered dietitian working with low-income families in Boston hospitals and community health centers. She earned her M.S. from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts/New England Medical Center, M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and Ph.D. in… […]

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February 2021

TMC Seminar (Online) || “The intersection of gender and denomination on cardiovascular disease risk factors for African Americans” with Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards, PhD

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 4:30PM | Online (Zoom)

Dr. Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards is the Associate Director of Research for the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and an Assistant Professor at Duke University’s School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Bentley-Edwards’ interdisciplinary research focuses on how culture, gender and racism influence healthy development throughout the lifespan. Her health equity-based research has been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her current NIH projects examine the role of religion… […]

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TMC Seminar (Online) || “Saved by Grace Through Pharma? The Bible and Preventive Medicine” with Kavin Rowe, PhD, MDiv, and Bradley Gregory, PhD

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 4:30PM | Online (Zoom)

C. Kavin Rowe is the George Washington Ivey Distinguished Professor of New Testament and the Associate Dean of the Faculty. He is the author of four books: Early Narrative Christology (de Gruyter, 2006, repr. Baker, 2009),World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age (Oxford, 2009), One True Life: the Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions (Yale, 2016), and, most recently, Christianity’s Surprise: A Sure and Certain Hope (Abingdon, 2020). He has also co-edited two books, published over fifty… […]

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March 2021

TMC Seminar (Online) || Womanist Bioethics with Wylin Wilson, PhD, MS, MDiv

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 4:30PM | Online (Zoom)

Professor Wilson’s work lies at the intersection of religion, gender, and bioethics. Her academic interests also include rural bioethics and Black church studies. Prior to joining Duke Divinity School in 2020, she was a teaching faculty member at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. She has also served as visiting lecturer and research associate at the Harvard Divinity School Women’s Studies in… […]

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September 2021

TMC Seminar (Online): “Pursuing Shalom in an Age of COVID-19: Some Theological Considerations” with Patrick T. Smith, PhD

Friday, September 3, 2021, 12PM | Online (Zoom)

Patrick T. Smith was named a 2016-17 Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology and was the recipient of the 2019 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics. Along with his work at the Divinity school, he is the director of bioethics for the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine and associate professor in population health sciences, Department of Health Sciences, Duke University Medical School. He has served as a member of the board of directors for the… […]

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TMC Seminar (Online): “Health, Wholeness, and Humanity: The Stewardship of Creation as if Matter Mattered” with Brian Volck, MD, MFA

Friday, September 17, 2021, 12PM | Online (Zoom)

Brian Volck is a pediatrician who received his undergraduate degree in English Literature and his MD from Washington University in St. Louis and his MFA in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of a poetry collection, Flesh Becomes Word, and a memoir, Attending Others: A Doctor’s Education in Bodies and Words.He co-authored of Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine with Joel Shuman. His essays, poetry, and reviews have appeared in The… […]

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October 2021

TMC Seminar (Online): “Shepherding Patients and Families Through End-of-Life Dilemmas” with Kathryn Butler, MD

Friday, October 1, 2021, 12PM | Online (Zoom)

Kathryn Butler (MD, Columbia University) trained in surgery and critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she then joined the faculty. She left clinical practice in 2016 to homeschool her children, and now writes regularly for desiringGod.org and the Gospel Coalition on topics intersecting faith, medicine, and shepherding kids in the gospel. She is the author of Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care (Crossway, 2019) and Glimmers of Grace: A Doctor’s… […]

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TMC Seminar (Online): “No Cure for Being Human” with Kate Bowler, PhD

Friday, October 22, 2021, 12PM | Online (Zoom)

The world loves us when we are good, better, best, but what about when we get sick, lose someone we love, or life hasn’t turned out like we thought it should? Duke Professor Kate Bowler offers a richer understanding of hope in the face of uncertainty, despair, and suffering as we begin to understand that life is a chronic condition and there is no cure for being human.  Kate Bowler is a New York Times best-selling author, podcast host, and… […]

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