Ethics Grand Rounds

Ethics Grand Rounds audience in an auditorium facing the speaker with a presentation displayed on the screen

The Center for Bioethics Ethics Grand Rounds feature noted local, national, and international bioethics scholars who lecture on a wide variety of ethical issues in health care and the life sciences. 
The lectures are held monthly during the academic year between over the lunch hour on the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota. Seminars are free and open to the public. RSVP requested; see event details for link.

Upcoming Series on Health Equity

We are excited to announce our Fall 2020 Ethics Grand Rounds talks centering on issues of health equity. Below is a list of dates and speakers. Further details on their talks will be added soon. 

RSVP   Friday, September 18 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm

Jerome Singh, BA, LLB, LLM, MHSc, PhD, Head of Ethics & Law at Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN); Adjunct Professor of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada

RSVP   Friday, October 9 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm

Mary Owen, MD, Director of the Center of American Indian & Minority Health; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine & Behavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth 

RSVP   Friday November 6 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm

Debra DeBruin, PhD, Director of the Center for Bioethics, Director of Graduate Studies, and Associate Professor, University of Minnesota and Susan Wolf, JD Chair of the Consortium on Laws and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences; McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre Baker Danials Professor of Law; Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota


Ethics Grand Rounds are eligible for Interprofessional Education (IPE) credit as they offer a valuable interprofessional learning experience that has been carefully designed to provide our health professional audiences with a unique opportunity to expand upon their skills and knowledge in preparation for their future as collaborative health professionals. Inclusion in the 1Health interprofessional education curriculum also means that upon participation in and successful completion of an Ethics Grand Rounds session, a record demonstrating one's involvement in this experience will be added to their personal "1Health IPE Transcript" which can be accessed via the 1Health DatabaseContact about receiving IPE credit.