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Center faculty Mary Faith Marshall and Lois Shepherd contribute to an ethical and legal analysis of donation after circulatory death

Center faculty Mary Faith Marshall and Lois Shepherd contribute to an ethical and legal analysis of donation after circulatory death with normothermic regional perfusion.  See the article here, published in…

UVA Hook Scholar Alumna, Laura Kolbe MD, won the 2020 Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize

UVA Hook Scholar alumna Laura Kolbe MD (UVA SMD 2016)'s poetry collection, Little Pharma, won the 2020 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and will be published in October 2021 by…

Medical Center Hour Named as a Top Five Pick of Things to Do In Charlottesville by UVA Alumni Association

  Our Picks: February 5–18 1) KEN BURNS AND LONNIE BUNCH DISCUSS THE MAKING OF CULTURAL MEMORY Join Filmmaker Ken Burns and Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lonnie Bunch for “History is now:…

Former Center Director, Daniel Becker, MD, Publishes Debut Book of Poetry

Dr. Becker's 2nd Chance The Center congratulates former director, Dr. Daniel Becker, on the publication of his debut book of poetry, 2nd Chance. A nod to his first chapbook length…

Healthcare Ethics and Moral Distress Consultation Intensive Training and Refresher Course

This intensive 4-day training program is designed for practicing health care professionals who wish to develop healthcare ethics and moral distress consultation knowledge and skills, and as a refresher/preparation course…

UVA SOM Alumnus, Hook Scholar, and Historian of Medicine, Justin Barr, MD, coauthors article in NEJM

UVA SOM alumnus, Hook Scholar, and historian of medicine Justin Barr, now a surgery resident at Duke University, is coauthor of an article highlighting advances in surgery, medicine, and US…

Medical Center Hour is Moving to Zoom

Medical Center Hour is moving to Zoom. Our 2020-2021 season—Medical Center Hour's 50th!—starts on Wednesday, 16 September 2020. Join our Zoom webinars on Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, from the Zooming device…

Shepherd pens op ed on businesses skirting mask requirements

"At the end of July, a bowling alley in Wisconsin reportedly posted a picture letting prospective bowlers know they could go mask-less — without being asked why. Despite frequent fact…

AMA Journal of Ethics essay by James Childress and Marcia Day Childress

In its May 2020 issue, the AMA Journal of Ethics carried an essay by James Childress and Marcia Day Childress, "What Does the Evolution from Informed Consent to Shared Decision…

Fralin Museum of Art curator Jordan Love’s recent blog post for the American Alliance of Museums

Fralin Museum of Art curator Jordan Love's recent blog post for the American Alliance of Museums reflects on the many cross-connections between medicine and the arts in pandemic times past…

What Can Medical Students Learn From Art History? The University of Virginia’s New Course Reveals How Art Shaped Our Understanding of Plagues

The popular online ARTNET news service did a story about "Confronting Epidemics—Perspectives from History, Ethics, and the Arts," an intensive required course for the UVA School of Medicine Classes of…

COVID-19 Ethics Resources

This portion of our website provides relevant articles from the literature regarding ethical issues that have or may arise during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep it updated, and welcome…

1918 Flu Pandemic – Lessons for Today

In fall 2018, Medical Center Hour offered Influenza! 1918-2018,  a three-program series on the 1918 global influenza pandemic to raise awareness for 21st century public health preparedness. Looking back helps…

Medical Center Hour’s two latest Hayden-Farr Lectures, in October 2018 and November 2019, dealt with the challenges of global pandemic infectious disease.

Medical Center Hour’s two latest Hayden-Farr Lectures, in October 2018 and November 2019, dealt with the challenges of global pandemic infectious disease. In 2018, physician-scientist Jeffery Taubenberger discussed lessons from…

Director Mary Faith Marshall is consulted for KHN article on recent Texas “inappropriate treatment” case.

Dr. Marshall is consulted in a Kaiser Health News article about the case of Tinslee Lewis, a Texas baby at the center of a dispute between family and health care…

Lois Shepherd publishes new AJOB commentary on “usual care” studies

Professor Lois Shepherd, in this peer commentary published in January 2020 in the American Journal of Bioethics, explains that much of the debate about comparative effectiveness research “involves a disagreement…

40th Anniversary and 8th Edition of Principles of Biomedical Ethics, by Jim Childress and Tom Beauchamp

Now in print, from Oxford University Press: 40th anniversary and 8th edition of Principles of Biomedical Ethics. Cheers to Jim Childress of the Center’s core faculty and to Tom Beauchamp…

Clinician’s Eye workshops discussed in UVA Today Story

See this UVA Today story about the Clinician’s Eye workshops completed at UVA’s Fralin Museum during the week of Halloween by all second-year medical students. The museum director will be…

Core Faculty Member Featured in NPR Story on Childhood Type 1 Diabetes

Julia Taylor, MD MA a core faculty member at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, was recently interviewed for an NPR story about Type 1 Diabetes in children and…

Chen and Shepherd write about the healing skill of being a team player

Chen and Shepherd write about the healing skill of being a team player.   Donna Chen, M.D., M.P.H., and Lois Shepherd, J.D., along with former bioethics interns Eleanor Muse and…

Medical Center Hour Speaker’s New Book

MEDICAL CENTER HOUR SPEAKER’S NEW BOOK Writer Leslie Jamison’s newest book, Make It Scream, Make It Burn, earns high praise for being, according to a review on NPR, “a heady…

Medical Center Hour Speaker Creates an Inspiring Barbie Doll

MEDICAL CENTER HOUR SPEAKER CREATES AN INSPIRING BARBIE DOLL Tree biologist Nalini Nadkarni, who has spoken at two Medical Center Hours, was featured in NPR’s special video series, “Maddie about…

Beth Epstein, PhD, RN, HEC-C, FAAN, awarded the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2020 Grenvik Family Award for Ethics

Please join the Center in congratulating our colleague, Beth Epstein, who has just received word that she has been awarded the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2020 Grenvik Family Award…

Medical Center Hour – Wednesday, 25 September 2019 – The Public University and the Public’s Health – Dayna Bowen Matthew JD

Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium Wednesday, 25 September 2019 12:00 - 1:00 THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY AND THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH   Dayna Bowen Matthew JD, Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and…

Justin Mutter, MD, named Section Chief for the section of Geriatrics

Dr. Justin Mutter will become Section Chief for the section of Geriatrics beginning September 1, 2019. Dr. Mutter received his Undergraduate Degree from UVA followed by Rhodes Scholarship. He graduated…