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. Selwyn Rogers advocates different perspective on violence

June 19, 2017—Selwyn Rogers, MD, MPH, Director of UChicago's new adult trauma center, advocates for public health approach to urban violence.

JLME Issue on Informed Consent Co-Edited by Valerie Koch

May 8, 2017—Prof. Koch co-edited the March issue of the J. of Law, Med., and Ethics: "Under Attack: Reconceptualizing Informed Consent."

Latest Seminar Series Video

Sterilization requests for women and girls with disabilities

Kristi Kirschner, MD, presents in the 35th Annual Lecture Series on Reproductive Ethics on May 10, 2017.