Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

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The UCSD Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series meets once monthly for faculty, staff, and students to discuss selected ethics topics.

This series is co-sponsored by the UCSD Institute for Practical Ethics. 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (MTF) at UCSD in the Medical Teaching Facility (Map), Room 175. 

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Date Topic Location Discussion
January 17

Putting ‘Race’ on the Table: Voicing and Silencing Race and Ethnicity in News Coverage of Health and Medicine

UCSD, BRF2 Room 1102  Dan Hallin, UCSD, Dept. of Communication
February 21 Art and Medicine UCSD, BRF2 Room 2A03 Ted Meyer, LA artist, RSVP REQUIRED: Email 
March 21 Spring Break:        No meeting  N/A N/A
April 19- THURSDAY “Can We, Should We, and Will We Bring Back Mammoths?” UCSD, Atkinson Pavilion, Faculty Club

Beth Shapiro, UC Santa Cruz: Link to Register for Event

May 16

Using Theatre to Foster Ethics and Science Conversations 

UCSD, MTF, Room 175

Emily Roxworthy, Ph.D. and Michael Kalichman, Ph.D. UC San Diego

June 20 Summer Break:    No meeting  N/A N/A
July 18 Summer Break:    No meeting  N/A N/A
August 15 Summer Break:    No meeting  N/A N/A
September 19 No meeting  N/A N/A
October 17 TBA TBA Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD, UC Berkeley
November 21 TBA TBA TBA
December 19 Winter Break:       No meeting  N/A N/A

Postponed: February 20, 2019- Dan Brudney, University of Chicago, Professor of Philosophy, Associate Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Sponsored by Institute for Practical Ethics.