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Center for Bioethics MA Student Orientation 2015Our Fall 2016 ethics courses offer exciting, interdisciplinary opportunities to engage on a variety of topics, including:

  • Social Justice
  • Global Health
  • Standards for Research with Human Participants
  • Investigative Journalism

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Announcing Fall 2016 Courses

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Graduate Programs

The Center for Bioethics offers three programs to suit the aspirations of graduate and professional students as well as working professionals.

Academic advisors from the Center are available to help determine the program that is right for you.
Contact bthxed@umn.edu to ask questions or to make an appointment.

Course Offering

Are You Involved in Research with Human Participants?

Come to this weekly lecture sponsored by the Center for Bioethics on the most critical and timely topics related to human participant research.

Taught by faculty member Dr. Steven Miles, this fifteen week lecture series is open to anyone interested in learning more about national trends, best practices and the most up-to-date resources for conducting research with human participants. Topics include: working with vulnerable populations, managing conflicts of interest, and issues of research misconduct.

Walk-ins welcome, though seating priority goes to pre-registered attendees.

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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.