The MacLean Center prize is the largest prize in clinical medical ethics. It was presented to Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, during the 29th annual Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference.
Since 1981, the MacLean Center has sponsored an annual lecture series that has examined the ethical aspects of one key health-related topic. In 2017-2018, our topic is Ethical Issues in Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery. Weekly lectures will continue on Wednesdays until May 2018.
Each November, The MacLean Center hosts the Dorothy J. MacLean Conference, which focuses on topics related to clinical medical ethics. This year's conference featured a keynote lecture from Dr. Paul Farmer, winner of the 2017 MacLean Prize and co-founder of Partners In Health.
The MacLean Center’s renowned clinical medical ethics fellowship program has trained over 425 fellows, many of whom hold endowed professorships and direct clinical ethics programs in the US, Canada and Europe.
Since 1981, The MacLean Center has offered clinical ethics consultations to assist patients, families, physicians, nurses, and students. The Center also developed the concept of “research ethics consultation” in 1987 and has continued to offer this service to translational researchers and to the IRB.
Since 1986, the MacLean Center’s internationally renowned medical ethics fellowship program has graduated more than 400 fellows, many of whom hold endowed professorships and direct ethics programs around the globe.Apply now
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
January 22, 2018—Dr. Padela will speak at a workshop on "A Multicultural and Interreligious Perspective on Informed Consent," held Feb 21-23.
October 26, 2017—Dr. Peek, an Associate Director of the Center, discusses the importance of shared decision-making for patients with diabetes.
Mamta Swaroop, Associate Professor of Surgery at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, gives a talk in the MacLean Center’s series on Ethical Issues in Violence, Trauma, & Trauma Surgery.