News & Events


Affiliate faculty member Eileen Weber, DNP, JD presented for the Department of Medicine's Grand Rounds on: “Healthcare Legal Partnerships: Advancing Health Equity." 

Photo of Ian Wolfe in a library facing the camera.

Congratulations to one of our (very) recent graduates, Ian Wolfe, RN, CCRN, MA for receiving the prestigious Pediatric Ethics Fellowship at Children's Mercy...


"...more than 1,000 online medical crowdfunding campaigns have raised nearly $6.8 million intended for several treatments that are either potentially dangerous or yet to be scientifically supported as effective."
Faculty member Leigh Turner is quoted for his ethics work around stem cell treatment monitoring.

Join alum Lisa Freitag at Magers and Quinn Booksellers on 3038 Hennepin in Minneapolis on Thursday, October 4 from 7 – 8 pm to engage with the topic of caregiving and ethics in parent-child caretaking contexts.  

Part memoir and part academic study, this book examines the lives of those parents who are called upon to become caregivers, as well as parents, to their children with multiple special needs. It begins a much-needed dialog between medical providers and the family caregivers who are tasked with carrying...


Congratulations to our faculty member Carl Elliott, MD, PhD for his Public Scholar award by the ...



Upcoming events

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Moos Tower 2-690
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 

One hour of CEU credit is available for this event.  Registration is free but required. Register here. 

Informed consent requires that research participants understand the study under consideration and appreciate its implications for their interests. Therapeutic misconception – which occurs when individuals confuse the purposes of clinical research with standard clinical care – compromises informed consent. Clinical Pediatrics Fellow Dr. Bryan A. Sisk of Washington University expands the discussions beyond therapeutic misconception in clinical trials by explaining multiple ways in which understanding and appreciation of information about a clinical trial can be undermined. He offers a framework of therapeutic misperceptions to assist researchers in managing challenges to the informed consent process. By the end of this talk, attendees will be able to do the following: 

1. Identify two components of decisional capacity
2. Discuss challenges of therapeutic misperceptions in the clinic-research setting 
3. Explore a framework of therapeutic misperceptions  

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Assorted light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Parking: The closest parking options are Washington Avenue Ramp  and East River Road Garage 

ADA Access info: Access via east side entrance and south side power door entrance, Access via tunnel from Phillips-Wangensteen building, Elevators, Adapted restrooms 


Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Mayo 3-100 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN

Join us on Friday March 8 for an Ethics Grand Rounds talk with our alum, Dr. Frazier Benya: 

 Ethics Grand Rounds header with fuzzy backgroundDr. Benya will discuss the recent National Academies report that examines the effect of sexual harassment on women in scientific, technical, and medical fields in academia. Dr. Benya will share strategies and practices that can be used to prevent and address this discriminatory behavior, and discuss the research that supports these approaches.

No reservation required. Questions? Contact the coordinator at:

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of NursingThe Center for Women in Medicine and Science, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine department

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