Seminar Series

July 21 – Palliative Care Exceptionalism? A Broader Perspective on End of Life Care and Modern Medicine
Speaker:  Jochen Vollmann, MD, PhD, Center for Medical Ethics, Ruhr University

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


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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.
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Honoring Steven Miles, MD

The Center for Bioethics, along with colleagues, mentees,​ students, ​ family,​  friends and staff, ​gathered to ​celebrate Dr. Steven Miles’ ​40+ year ​career ​as a physician and bioethicist ​as he embarks upon retirement ​in June 2017.​

Dr. Miles​ leaves an extensive and impressive​ career in ​medicine and ​bioethics at the University of Minnesota. Informed by his personal imperative of taking bioethics beyond academia, Dr. Miles delved into a vast number of topics, all focused on improving conditions for the greater good of humanity including issues that intersect with human rights, public policy, public health, and education. 

Below you will find pictures from the celebration as well as Dr. Miles’ parting words
Steven Miles Retirement Reception April 27, 2017 

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Your donation provides Bioethics graduate students:

  • Assistance for student travel to attend or present research at national conferences.
  • Scholarships honoring excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.
  • Need-based scholarships.
  • Student emergency funds.


Nneka Sederstrom
Friday, November 10, 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.