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November 2018

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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February 2019

TMC Faculty to Collaborate on Planning Grant

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8AM

TMC professors Warren Kinghorn and Ray Barfield join with faculty from other Duke University Schools on a 2019 Intellectual Planning Grant called “Health as an “Health as an Ecosystem: Expanding Our Imaginations of Health.” TMC post-doctoral fellow, Brett McCarty, St. Andrews Fellow in Theology and Science will also participate. Jennifer Lawson, M.D., Theology, Medicine, and Culture Fellowship alumna, and clinical associate at the Duke Department of Pediatrics will co-lead the group. The group will apply the ecosystem concept to health and…

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TMC Seminar: “A Faithful and Wise Compassion: When Potions, Pills, and Procedures Fail,” Joshua Briscoe, MD

Friday, February 8, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Joshua C. Briscoe is Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical School.

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Who Cares? Series: “Suicidality” with Tara Corbett, MSW and Warren Kinghorn, MD, PhD

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12:30PM | 0012 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.” This month, Who Cares? is joining forces with Dr. Warren Kinghorn for an important Mentoring for Ministry topic: “Pastoral Care: Suicide Prevention and Accompanying those with Suicidal Ideation.” Instead of the usual Wednesday meeting time, we will meet on Thursday, February 21st from 12:30-1:20pm in 0012W. This is open to…

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TMC Seminar: “(How) Can the Church Help Address Racism in Healthcare?” Dr. Charmaine Royal

Friday, February 22, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Charmaine Royal is associate professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, and Community & Family Medicine at Duke University. She is also core faculty in the Duke Initiative for Science and Society, faculty affiliate in the Duke Global Health Institute, and senior fellow in the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Full bio.

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March 2019

“Dance and Theology: Healing What is Broken”: Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet at Goodson Chapel

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:25AM | Goodson Chapel

Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet will perform at the Duke Divinity School chapel service in Goodson Chapel, followed by a lunchtime conversation on the intersection between dance and theology. The event is sponsored by the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative; Duke Initiative for Theology and the Arts; and the Center for Reconciliation. Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet exists to “love all and serve all” as the church embodied through the visible form of dance. Ekklesia holds a diverse compilation of repertory that spans a…

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TMC Seminar: “A Discussion on the Moral Formation of Medical Students,” James Lefler, MD

Friday, March 8, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

James P. Lefler is Assistant Consulting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Who Cares? Series: “Alcohol and Substance Abuse” with Tara Corbett, MSW; Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD; and Marty Weems, LCSW, LCAS

Wednesday, March 20, 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 sixth (of 7) meeting of the series will cover alcohol and substance abuse and be moderated by Tara Corbett, MSW, with guest speakers Dr. Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD, and Marty Weems, LCSW, LCAS. This seminar will count as M4M credit. Who Cares? provides an introduction to counseling skills, mental…

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