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

12/8/2020

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…

Medical Center Hour is Moving to Zoom

8/27/2020

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…

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

8/6/2020

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…

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

8/4/2020

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

3/24/2020

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

3/2/2020

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.

3/2/2020

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.

1/8/2020

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

1/8/2020

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

11/22/2019

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…