Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

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



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 Illness, challenges to the self, and the power of empathic curiosity UCSD, Medical Education and Telemedicine Building, room 145 Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD, Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at UC Berkeley and co-founder of the Berkeley Group for the Ethics and Regulation of Innovative Technologies
November 21 Thanksgiving Break: No meeting  N/A N/A
December 19 Winter Break:       No meeting  N/A N/A


  1. To increase awareness of the ethical dimensions of research, clinical practice, and teaching.
  2. To increase discussion and understanding of the ethical dimensions of research, clinical practice and teach