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Past Special Presentations

“Everything Comes Alive with Cherry Pie: Stories of Life at the End of Life”
Marcia Brennan, PhD,  Caroly & Fred McManis Professor of Humanities,  Professor of Religion & Art History, Rice University
Inaugural event in a news series creating unique learning opportunities utilizing ethical analysis, arts and humanities for the advancement of the dental profession., February 13, 2024

"Think Zebras NOT Horses: Embedding Ethics into Atypical Diabetes Research"
Presented by Dr. Lainie Ross, MD, PHD, Chair, Department of Health Humanities & Bioethics Department of Medicine Grand Rounds presentation, September 5, 2023

“Short Stories on Gun Violence & Conversations They Inspire”
Presented by: Rachel Hall, English Professor, SUNY Geneseo. January 13, 2023

"Are Medical Oaths the Ethical Opiate for Medicine?"
Presented by Laurence Guttmacher, MD, Professor, School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Rochester

2019 Human Values in Health Care Annual Lecture
"Without Consent: The History of Human Radiation Experiments in Rochester, a Family Story"
Presented by Jon Stadt; Eileen Welsome, BA; Gary Chadwick, PharmD, MPH; and Rebecca Garden, PhD

2019 Sussman Family Lecture
"Racial Disparities in End of Life Care: Now that we know, what can we do about it?"
Presented by Kimberly Johnson, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
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"From Euthanasia to the Final Solution - The Murder of People with Disabilities as a Precursor to the Murder of the European Jews" - February 2019
Presented by Dr. Matthias Hass, Member of the Academic Department of the House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial Site and Education Center; Curator of the traveling exhibit
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"Ethics, Public Policy, and Pharmaceutical Pricing" - April 2018
Presented by Paul T. Menzel, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Pacific Lutheran University
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"Facing the Guilt, Remembering the Victims: A German Physician Confronts the History of Her Family and Profession in WWII" - Oct 2017
Presented by Franziska Eckert, M.D., Medical Faculty in Radiation Oncology, Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, German
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