Since 1986, the MacLean Center’s internationally renowned medical ethics fellowship program has graduated more than 410 fellows, many of whom hold endowed professorships and direct ethics programs around the globe.

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Lecture Series

Since 1981, the MacLean Center has sponsored an annual lecture series examining ethical aspects of one health-related topic each year. The topic in 2017-18 is Ethical Issues in Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery.

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Each November, The MacLean Center hosts the Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference on topics related to clinical medical ethics. The conference spans two days and draws speakers and audiences from all over the world.

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Dr. Aasim Padela Gives Talk at IXA Theological Symposium on September 20, 12-1:30 PM

September 19, 2017—Dr. Padela presents "Muslim Religious Views on Theological Issues Associated with Xenotransplantation" at IXA conference

Book signing with Carolyn Sufrin, author of “Jailcare,” at Sem Co-op

September 5, 2017—Dr. Sufrin discusses and signs her book "Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars" on Friday, Nov. 3 from 6-7:30pm

Latest Seminar Series Video

Violence Prevention Initiatives Coordinated by the Chicago DPH

Dr. Julie Morita presents in the 36th Annual Lecture Series on October 11th, 2017.