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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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January 2020

TMC Seminar: “Beauty and the Renewal of All Things,” Curt Thompson, MD

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12PM | Alumni Memorial Common Room (152 Langford)

Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia. He is the author of two books: Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections Between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships and The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His… […]

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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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