30th Anniversary Celebration

Center foundersThe Center for Bioethics recognized its 30th anniversary with a celebratory event at Mayo Auditorium on October 8, 2015.  The Center was created through the vision and efforts of dedicated students, faculty, and administration, as well as a grant from the Northwest Foundation. 

Paul Quie, MD, Dianne Bartels, PhD, RN, and Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP, were among the key players who built the Center’s infrastructure.  Each shared memories of the creation of the Center and its early times.  Steven Miles, MD, presented a speech entitled “The Center for Bioethics at Thirty,” which identified challenges inherent in bioethics and offered perspective about its future.  Master’s student Nicole Reynolds, DVM, spoke about “Moral Distress in the Veterinary Profession,” and Terry Bock, Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff, offered congratulations and support on behalf of the Office of the Senior Vice President for the Academic Health Center. 

Supporters of the Center for Bioethics—past, present, and future—gathered for a reception following the program.


Special announcements

Announcing Spring 2016 BTHX Courses

Registration opened on November 10.

Read the course descriptions


Hans duRuiter, PhD
Friday, December 18, 2015 -
12:15am to 1:30pm
The Implementation of the Electronic Health Record: People, Institutions, Data Points, and Ethics


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