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Activities and Events

Starting in October 2016, our noon conferences are videotaped.  See links at the bottom of this page to view presentations. 

Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Noon Conference

Carrie Buck's Forgotten Legacy - American Eugenics in the Service of Nativism, Class and Racial Bigotry
presented by Bernard Sussman, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, Palliative Care, Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Wed, March 1, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
K-207 (2-6408)  

Medical Humanities Noon Conference

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 Museam
Fri, March 10, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
K-207 (2-6408)  

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

Videotaped Presentations

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)