Center for Biomedical Ethics & Humanities

The UVA Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities is a diverse interprofessional community of scholars, teachers, and practitioners whose interests in the human dimensions of illness, health, and health care bridge clinical and social sciences, arts and humanities, ethics and law, philosophy and religion.

Our mission is to demonstrate the complementary nature of our disciplines while furthering their productive integration and application in the classroom and clinic, at the bedside, and in the community.

The center offers ethics and humanities education for medical students, residents, and faculty in many different formats and venues.  In addition, center faculty teach graduate and undergraduate courses in biomedical ethics and humanities across a number of UVA schools and programs.  

2019 Biomedical Ethics Summer Interns

The Center's 2019 Biomedical Ethics Summer Interns are Hannah Gerdes, Mya Singleton, and David Zhao.
Learn more about the summer interns

Journeying Through Gender - by Ellie Ransom

On July 10, 2019, the Center hosted a viewing of Journeying Through Gender as part of the Summer Fusion Seminar Series. The documentary was produced by Ellie Ransom, a young filmmaker who recently graduated from Albemarle High School, and plans to attend the College of William and Mary this fall.
Read more and see her documentary

2019 Hook Scholars

The Center's 2019 Hook Scholars (named for longtime Department of Medicine Chair, Edward W. Hook) are Lydia Prokosch, Brigette Torrise, and Adrienne Doebrich.
Learn about their summer projects

Support Our Mission

Help us in our continuing efforts to demonstrate the complementary nature of our disciplines while furthering their productive integration and application in the classroom and clinic, at the bedside, and in the community.