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Activities and Events

Our noon conferences are videotaped.  See links at the bottom of this page to view presentations. 

Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Noon Conference

"Physician Assisted Suicide in New York State: Reflections of a Catholic Physician"
Presented by Thomas M. Carroll, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, General Medicine & Palliative Care
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
3-6408 (K-307)

Medical Humanities Noon Conference

"Social Justice and Health Care: Some Philosophical Considerations"
Presented by William FitzPatrick, Ph.D., Gideon Webster Burbank Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, Department of Philosophy
Third of Series:  Repeal, Retain, or Reform: Perspectives on American Health Policy and Politics
Co-sponsored by Students for a National Health Program at the Univ of Rochester (SNaHP Roc) and the University of Rochester Student Chapter of the American Medical Association (AMA)
Friday, Nov 10, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
2-6408 (K-207) 

For additional events information, please see the Palliative Care Program and Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics Monthly Newsletter.

Videotaped Presentations

"Health Policy During the Trump Administration"
Presented by Theodore M. Brown, Ph.D., Professor of History and Phelps Professor of Public Health & Policy
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

"Overview of Health Insurance and Reform Efforts"
Presented by Samuel Ogie, MBA, Director, Health Sciences Programs, Simon School of Business, UR
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

"Practical Problems with Health Care Proxies"
Presented by Richard Demme, M.D., Associate Professor, Medicine (Nephrology) and Medical Humanities & Bioethics; Director, Bioethics Program
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

Don't touch me, you #@*#!"  Antidiscrimination Policies and Patient Biases: A Discussion
presented by Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion; Margie Shaw, Ph.D., J.D., Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

Constructing a Curriculum: The Architectural History of the American Medical School
presented by Nicholas Hogan, Medical Student, UR School of Medicine & Dentistry
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

The Indian Dichotomy
presented by Patrick Hopkins, DNP, APRN, C-PNP, NNP, Assistant Professor School of Nursing and Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student:  A Palliative Care Curriculum Based in Experiential Learning and Self-Reflection
presented by Stephen Miranda, Medical Student, UR School of Medicine & Dentistry
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

Exposing the Cadaver:  Dissection Photography, Abjection, and the Identity of the American Medical Student 1876 - 1926
presented by Brandon Zimmerman, Graduate Student, Photographic Preservation and Collections Management, University of Rochester and George Eastman Museum
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

Carrie Buck's Forgotten Legacy - American Eugenics in the Service of Nativism, Class and Racial Bigotry - March 2017
presented by Bernard Sussman, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, Palliative Care, Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

Anatomy Remodeled:  Historical Anatomical Models Enlivening Modern Dissection - Feb 2017
presented by Deborah Yu, Medical Student, URSMD
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

How Objective is Medical Science? - Feb 2017
presented by Hayley Clatterbuck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Philosophy, UR
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

Brain Death, Circulatory Death, and Munchkin Death: What is Dead Enough?
presented by Richard Demme, M.D., Associate Professor, Medicine (Nephrology) & Medical Humanities and Bioethics - Jan 2017
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

Creating a Community Based Advocacy Course - Dec 2016
presented by Howard Lanney, Medical Student, UR School of Medicine & Dentistry
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

Single IRB Model: Implications for Researchers at the University of Rochester - Dec 2016
presented by Kelly O'Donoghue, MPH, CIP, Associate VP for Human Subject Protection, University of Rochester
Video recording of presentation (
URMC login required to view)

Dead Bodies in Medical Education: A history of the science and art of anatomy from Hippocrates to the Visible Human Project - Nov 2016
presented by Stephanie Brown Clark, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics; Director, Division of Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

My Patient is Going to Voluntarily Stop Eating and Drinking.  What's a Catholic doc to do? - Nov 2016
presented by Thomas M. Carroll, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, General Medicine & Palliative Care
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

Got Mortality?  Courageous Conversations in a Death-Denying Culture - Oct 2016
presented by Michael Brennan, FNP, St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)

The "New" World of ECMO - Oct 2016
presented by Leway Chen, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), and Sunil Prasad, M.D., Associate Profesor of Medicine (Cardiology), Chief of Cardiac Surgery, and Surgical Director of the Heart Transplant Program
Video recording of presentation (URMC login required to view)