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September 2018

TMC Seminar: “Science and Religion Converging on the Body,” A Conversation with Elaine Howard Ecklund

Friday, September 21, 2018, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Dr Ecklund’s scholarship and research interests include the role of religious identity, belief, and practice in science and medicine. She will be interviewed on her scholarship and its relevance to contemporary health care by Brett McCarty, ThD, St. Andrews Fellow in Theology and Science at Duke Divinity School.

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October 2018

TMC Seminar: “Life from Death: Reflections on Organ Transplantation,” Stuart Knechtle, MD

Friday, October 5, 2018, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Stuart J. Knechtle, MD, is Mary and Deryl Hart Professor of Surgery, in the School of Medicine and executive director of Duke Transplant Center. Dr. Knechtle specializes in liver surgery and transplantation for adults and children.

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Who Cares? Series: “Self-Care and Boundaries” with Tara Corbett, MSW

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:15PM | 0014 Westbrook

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and the Office of Ministerial Formation are sponsoring a seminar series entitled “Who Cares? Why Pastoral Care Matters and How to Do It Well.” The second (of 7) meeting of the series will cover self-care and boundaries and be led by Tara Corbett, MSW. Who Cares? provides an introduction to counseling skills, mental health, and self-care for students planning to be pastors or church leaders. It offers practical knowledge and tools to help equip…

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TMC Seminar: “Refugee Trauma and Resilience,” Jan Holton, PhD

Friday, October 19, 2018, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Professor Holton’s work focuses on the psychodynamic implications of trauma and forced displacement, the intercultural dynamics within traditional pastoral care, and pastoral care to marginalized populations.

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November 2018

TMC Seminar: “Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice,” Rebecca Todd Peters

Friday, November 2, 2018, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Dr. Peters’ recent work is developing a Christian ethic of reproductive justice as the framework for thinking about women’s whole reproductive lives, including everything from access to contraception to fertility treatments to unplanned pregnancies. She is examining many different sources, including history, social science, philosophy and Christian tradition. This new project also focuses on helping people think in more sophisticated ways about how pregnancy challenges our existing moral categories of personhood and life.

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Who Cares? Series: “Grief and Loss” with Tara Corbett, MSW

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:15PM | 0014 Westbrook

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and the Office of Ministerial Formation are sponsoring a seminar series entitled “Who Cares? Why Pastoral Care Matters and How to Do It Well.” The third (of 7) meeting of the series will cover grief and loss and be led by Tara Corbett, MSW. Who Cares? provides an introduction to counseling skills, mental health, and self-care for students planning to be pastors or church leaders. It offers practical knowledge and tools to help equip…

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TMC Seminar: “Minister to their Vaccination: Historical and Empirical Studies on Clergy Attitudes toward Vaccination,” Josh Williams, MD

Friday, November 16, 2018, 12PM

Joshua Williams is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine/ Denver Health Medical Center.

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TMC Seminar: “Code Blue: Fighting to Save the Moral Life of Medical Trainees,” Walter Lee, MD

Friday, November 30, 2018, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Walter Lee, MD, MHS, is Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology in the Duke University School of Medicine.   Dr. Lee’s research interests include Global Health,  Device Development for Cancer Detection, and Virtue-Based Professional Development and Leadership.

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January 2019

TMC Seminar: “‘Just Do Your Job’: Technology, Bureaucracy, and the Eclipse of Conscience in Contemporary Medicine,” Farr Curlin, MD

Friday, January 18, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Farr Curlin is Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities. A practicing palliative medicine physician, Farr works in both the School of Medicine’s Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine, and the Divinity School’s Initiative on Theology, Medicine, and Culture. Full bio.

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Who Cares? Series: “Depression” with Tara Corbett, MSW

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12:15PM | 0014 Westbrook

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and the Office of Ministerial Formation are sponsoring a seminar series entitled “Who Cares? Why Pastoral Care Matters and How to Do It Well.” The fourth (of 7) meeting of the series will cover depression and be led by Tara Corbett, MSW. Who Cares? provides an introduction to counseling skills, mental health, and self-care for students planning to be pastors or church leaders. It offers practical knowledge and tools to help equip students to…

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