• #UMNGive to the Max was a huge success! Thank you to all who raised $3,920 for the John Song Vision for Health Justice Fund. Dr. Song: "The circumstances and context of living life destitute and at the lonely fringes of society create fears of dying, de..

    Thank you to our #HealthEquityChampions for raising $3,920 on #UMNGive to the Max Day. Dr. John Song's work was a shining example of Bioethics at its best: scholarly but also genuinely making a difference in the lives of people who really need it. Thanks to everyone's support, we can continue to promote his vision for health Justice. 

  • Affiliate Faculty member Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD will present on his policy work regarding medical aid in dying. Open to anyone interested in learning more about bioethics. Learn more.

  • Banner with radiating lines from the center where text reads: Registration for Spring Bioethics Courses opens on 11.12.19

    From the role of gender politics in heath to ethical issues faced by clinicians, patients, and families, our courses provide discussion-rich environments to learn about modern ethical issues facing health sciences. You will learn alongside diverse students & professionals with the expertise of our faculty. https://www.bioethics.umn.edu/education/bioethics-courses

Interim Director

Headshot of Deb DeBruin, PhDThe Center for Bioethics is excited to announce that Debra DeBruin, PhD has been named Interim Director. Dr. DeBruin has been with the Center since 2000. She has served in various administrative leadership roles for the Center since 2003, including a previous appointment as Director. She also holds the Maas Family Chair in Bioethics. Dr. DeBruin’s interests include bioethics and social justice, ethical issues related to women’s health, and public health ethics and policy. Congratulations, Dr. DeBruin!


Dr. Frazier Benya

Check out what our alumni are up to and how they have been using their bioethics degree post-graduation.  Learn more about alum Dr. Frazier Benya.