Fall Seminar Series

September 15
Speaker: Jerome Singh, BA, LLB, LLM, PhD, MHSc, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN); Joint Centre 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


Education photo
Fall 2017 Courses

Learn More

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.

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 of Bioethics 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. 

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 

 Give to the Max Day

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

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.