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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

CANCELLED: TMC Seminar: Gilbert Meilaender, PhD

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

Editor’s note: This event has been cancelled as part of Duke University’s new policy that became effective March 10, 2020 in response to COVID-19.  Visit Duke’s COVID-19 response site for the most up-to-date information and policies for the university at https://coronavirus.duke.edu/. 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… […]

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April 2020

CANCELLED: “Saved by Grace through Pharma? Medicine, the Gospel, and the Quest for Eternal Life.”

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 5:15PM | TBD

Editor’s note: This event has been cancelled as part of Duke University’s new policy that became effective March 10, 2020 in response to COVID-19.  Visit Duke’s COVID-19 response site for the most up-to-date information and policies for the university at https://coronavirus.duke.edu/. The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative is hosting a public panel entitled, Saved by Grace through Pharma? Medicine, the Gospel, and the Quest for Eternal Life, featuring panelists Kavin Rowe, Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, and… […]

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How do we find peace in our anxious moment?

Monday, April 20, 2020, 7PM

The Duke and UNC chapters of The Veritas Forum are hosting a virtual conversation featuring Dr. Warren Kinghorn, Dr. Nii Addy, and Dr. Michelle Kirtley entitled, “How do we find peace in our anxious moment?” The conversation will explore God and mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Warren Kinghorn is the Esther Colliflower Associate Research Professor of Pastoral and Moral Theology; Co-Director, Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Nii Addy is… […]

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June 2020

CANCELLED: ARETE MEDICAL ETHICS SUMMER SEMINAR

Monday, June 15, 2020, 9AM | Duke University

CANCELLED due to COVID-19. Please contact Professor John Rose with questions: john.rose@duke.edu 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… […]

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July 2020

“Black Bioethics: Racism, Police Brutality, and What it Means for Black Health”

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2PM

TMC faculty member Patrick Smith will be participating in a panel hosted by the American Journal of Bioethics entitled, “Black Bioethics: Racism, Police Brutality, and What it Means for Black Health,” on July 14, 11am PST/2pm EST. More information and register. […]

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September 2020

TMC Seminar (Online): “The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges,” John Swinton, RMN, RNMD, PHD

Friday, September 4, 2020, 11:30AM | Online (Zoom)

John Swinton is Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. For more than a decade John worked as a registered mental health nurse. He also worked for a number of years as a hospital and community mental health Chaplain alongside of people with severe mental health challenges who were moving from the hospital into the community. In 2004, he founded the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Spirituality, Health… […]

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TMC Seminar (Online): “African American Spirituality, Serious Illness, and the Covid-19 Crisis,” Dr. Gloria White-Hammond

Friday, September 18, 2020, 11:30AM | Webinar

Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, M.D. is Co-Pastor of Bethel AME Church, Boston, MA, www.bethelame.org and the Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School (HDS). Dr. White-Hammond’s “ministry of healing” spans four decades and 2 continents. She served as a pediatrician at the South End Community Health Center from 1981-2008.  In 2002, White-Hammond co-founded My Sister’s Keeper to provide humanitarian and human rights support to women and girls who were victims of conflict in Sudan and South Sudan. Dr. White-Hammond… […]

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