Category: News and Updates

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…