Fall Seminar Series

September 15 - Vector-Borne Diseases and Gene Drive
Speaker: Jerome Singh, BA, LLB, LLM, PhD, MHSc, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN); Joint Center for Bioethics, University of Toronto

November 10 – The Girl with the DNR Tattoo
Speaker: Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota


CBE 2017 Minnesota State Fair
Join the Center for Bioethics at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday, August 29 from 9 am to 3 pm at the U of MN Central Cross Roads Building. 

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Fall 2017 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.


Compound Solutions by Susan Craddock

Congratulations to our Director, Susan Craddock,

on her publication of: Compound Solutions: Pharmaceutical Alternatives for Global Health, University of Minnesota Press 2017. 

An unparalleled, interdisciplinary analysis, Compound Solutions examines Product Development Partnerships (PDPs), which arose early in the twenty-first century to develop new drugs and vaccines for infectious diseases in low-income countries. Here, for the first time, is a sustained examination of PDPs: the work they do, the partnerships they form, their mission, and their underlying philosophy of addressing global health needs.

Steven Miles awarded American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Lifetime Achievement Award

On behalf of the Center, we are pleased to announce that Steven Miles has been awarded the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be honored at the fall ASBH meeting. Congratulations, Steve!
Steven Miles, MD, Emeritus Faculty is honored for three and a half decades of research and education. He has published 6 books and over 160 articles and chapters on a breathtaking array of issues, an extraordinary contribution to bioethics scholarship. His career is also distinguished by the impact of his work beyond academia and his devotion to the reform needed to alleviate suffering, especially in contexts affecting the most vulnerable members of our global society. 


Jerome Singh
Friday, September 15, 2017 -
12:15pm to 1:30pm


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The Gender Policy Report

Gender and the First 100 Days of Health Policy

Gender and the First 100 Days of Health Policy

A project of the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy.  The Gender Policy Report is a non-partisan, multidisciplinary effort to produce and disseminate timely, gender-focused analyses of emerging federal policy proposals based on the best insights from scholarship and research.