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April 2019

TMC Certificate Showcase

Friday, April 12, 2019, 12PM | TBA

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School will hold a Certificate Showcase, highlighting the work of students completing the TMC Certificate.

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June 2019

Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar, June 24-28, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019, 8AM | Duke University

The Arete Initiative at Duke University will be hosting a Medical Ethics Seminar led by Christopher Tollefsen, PhD, University of South Carolina and Farr Curlin, MD, Duke University. Eligibility This seminar is open to entering and current medical students, as well as nursing students. Registration Fee and Facilities A $200 non-refundable registration fee will be required of all accepted students. All other expenses, including room and board for the duration of the seminar, are covered by the Arete Initiative. Application…

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August 2019

TMC Seminar: “Mental Health Is More Than Symptom Reduction: Prescribing in the Context of Relationship, Agency, and Story,” Dr. Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD

Friday, August 30, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Dr. Kinghorn is The Esther Colliflower Associate Research Professor of Pastoral and Moral Theology at Duke Divinity School and Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Duke University Medical Center.   Dr. Kinghorn received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.T.S. and Th.D. from Duke Divinity School. In addition to teaching at Duke Divinity School, Warren practices psychiatry at the Durham VA Medical Center. His scholarly work centers on the role of religious communities in caring for persons with mental health problems and on…

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September 2019

Practice and Presence 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019, 8AM | Duke Divinity School

Join TMC for Practice and Presence 2019: “Fear Not: Faithful Health Care in an Anxious Age.” Ample evidence indicates that physicians and other health care practitioners are as frustrated with American healthcare as ever before, and Christian practitioners are no exception. Many struggle to find ways of practicing that answer to their calling as healers, much less their calling as followers of Christ. In this context, Christians are tempted to cynicism and resentment. In the 2019 Practice and Presence conference,…

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TMC Seminar: “The Art of Dying: A Meditation on Bodily Finitude,” Lydia Dugdale, MD **Location Change to 4030 Trent Semans Center**

Friday, September 13, 2019, 12PM | Trent Semans Center

Lydia Dugdale, MD, MAR (ethics) is Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has recently been tasked with building and directing a center for clinical medical ethics within the Department of Internal Medicine. A practicing internist, Dugdale’s scholarship focuses on end-of-life issues, medical ethics, and the doctor-patient relationship. She edited Dying in the Twenty-First Century (MIT Press, 2015) and is author of the forthcoming The Lost Art of Dying Well (HarperOne, 2020). NOTE: This event will take…

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October 2019

TMC Seminar: “Land and People Together: A Biblical Vision of Health,” Daniel Stulac, PhD

Friday, October 4, 2019, 12PM | Alumni Memorial Common Room (152 Langford)

This TMC Seminar, in partnership with the Reimagining Health Collaborative (RHC), aligns with RHC’s “Food, Health, and the Body” 2019 theme. The seminar will introduce participants to various ways in which an agrarian understanding of the Old Testament makes visible its integrated vision of human health, with examples taken especially from the Former and Latter Prophets. Ellen Davis’s important volume, Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture (2009), proposes that contemporary agrarians such as Wendell Berry can help us to become better readers of the Bible, because those agrarians perceive…

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TMC Seminar: A Conversation with Dr. Raymond Barfield

Friday, October 18, 2019, 12PM | 212 C Seeley Mudd Building

Ray Barfield is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy. Dr. Barfield is a pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician. He joined the faculties of Duke University Medical School and Duke Divinity School in 2008. He is a founding director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and the Pediatric Quality of Life and Palliative Care program. The first half of his career focused on improving immune therapies for childhood cancer (including bone marrow transplantation and antibody therapy) and understanding…

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November 2019

TMC Seminar: “African American Christianity and Physician Assisted Suicide,” Terri Laws, PhD

Friday, November 1, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Terri Laws completed the doctorate of philosophy in Religious Studies with a concentration in African American Religions at Rice University. Dr. Laws employs theories and methods from the social sciences to investigate questions in race, religion, and society with healthcare and health inequities as her institutional focus. The aim of her research agenda is to contribute to the body of knowledge that reduces health inequity through the investigation of social and cultural factors. Click here for a full bio.  

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TMC Seminar: “Shakespeare on the End of Life,” Brian Quaranta, MD, MA

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Dr. Quaranta is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Duke University School of Medicine, and Associate Faculty at the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine. His practice focuses on general radiation oncology, with a particular interest in breast and prostate cancers. In addition to his medical interests, he very interested in literature, history, psychology, and philosophy. In further pursuit of those interests he has obtained an MA in Shakespeare and Theatre from the Shakespeare Institute at…

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Inaugural Catena Lecture | “Gratitude in Action: One Doctor. One Hospital. One Million Patients.”

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 5:30PM | Goodson Chapel

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative is hosting the Inaugural Catena Lecture in Medicine, Faith and Service, given by Tom Catena, MD. The lecture is entitled “Gratitude in Action: One Doctor. One Hospital. One Million Patients.” The annual lectureship will publicly appreciate and encourage students to study the example of Dr. Tom Catena, a singular alumnus of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Catena is the only physician for a population of more than 750,000 in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, a…

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