2024 Bioethics Symposium topic announced: AI, Ethics, and Health Care
Medical History & Bioethics
by nsenter
5M ago
Mark your calendars for the 2024 Bioethics Symposium on Thursday, April 11 from 1-5 p.m. in Health Sciences Learning Center Room 1306: Artificial intelligence has taken the world by storm — including the world of health care — and this year’s topic of “AI, Ethics, and Health Care” will examine artificial intelligence-related concerns in these fields. The goal is to help develop a broad roadmap for using health-centered AI in ways that are equitable, empathetic, and empowering ..read more
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Norman Fost Lecture on Skepticism and Critical Thinking honors Fost’s groundbreaking work and long leadership in bioethics
Medical History & Bioethics
by ccarder
6M ago
The inaugural presentation of a new lectureship in the Department of Pediatrics, the Norman Fost Lecture on Skepticism and Critical Thinking, will take place on February 15, 7:30–8:30 a.m ..read more
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Brownbag Event: History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Series
Medical History & Bioethics
by nsenter
11M ago
Join us on Wednesday, September 13 2023, where Dr. Annette Zimmermann will discuss “The Generative AI Deployment Rush: How toDemocratize the Politics of Pace”. Location: Curti Lounge, # 5233 Mosse Humanities   Presented by:  History of Medicine     ..read more
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Want to learn more about our Bioethics Path of Distinction?
Medical History & Bioethics
by nsenter
11M ago
Join us on Wednesday, September 6, 2023  from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM to learn more about the Bioethics Path of Distinction.  The event will be held at HSLC 1220. Sign up by September 4th.  Light refreshments will be served. Visit podb.wisc.edu for more information.     ..read more
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Associate Professor Pablo Gómez receives NEH Collaborative Research Grant
Medical History & Bioethics
by ccarder
11M ago
Pablo F. Gómez, MD, PhD, associate professor of medical history and bioethics and associate professor of history in the College of Letters and Science has won a highly competitive collaborative research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This $176,677 award is for his co-authored project titled “Value, Self-Worth, and the Market in the Black Spanish Caribbean in the Age of Slavery.” More information about NEH grants and projects can be found here Congratulations Pablo ..read more
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Richard Keller, PhD, is the new Chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics
Medical History & Bioethics
by Kaine Korzekwa
1y ago
Dr. Keller is a renowned scholar and teacher of the intersections of history, society, medicine, and public health, with a particular focus on the historical and societal dimensions of climate change, natural disasters, widespread disease, and colonialism.  Among other works, he has written the acclaimed books “Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003” and “Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa.”  He has authored essays and articles for mainstream media outlets, such as The Washington Post and Scientific American, on death and healing rela ..read more
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We welcome two new faces to the department as of July 1, 2022!
Medical History & Bioethics
by Kaine Korzekwa
1y ago
Dana Landress, Assistant Professor and Nicole Senter, Department Administrator ..read more
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Recently Published Faculty Books!
Medical History & Bioethics
by Kaine Korzekwa
1y ago
Empire of Rubber: Firestone’s Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia, Gregg Mitman. (The New Press, 2021). The Gray Zones of Medicine: Healers and History in Latin America, Edited by Diego Armus and Pablo Gómez. (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021). Cannabis: Global Histories, Edited by Lucas Richert and James H. Mills. (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2021). Please see Books for details ..read more
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Ronald Numbers remembered as leading scholar of science and religion
Medical History & Bioethics
by Kaine Korzekwa
1y ago
Ronald L. Numbers, PhD, professor of medical history and bioethics and history, died on July 24, 2023, at 81. A world-renowned scholar of the history of science and medicine, Numbers was regarded as a thoughtful colleague and mentor who approached all with his characteristic good cheer. One of the most distinguished minds in his field, Numbers focused on the historical and sociological relationship between science and religion in American life and more broadly. A highly productive researcher and author, he wrote six books and contributed to or edited nearly 40, many with colleagues from UW–Ma ..read more
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Professor Susan Lederer receives the 2023-2024 Ronald L. Numbers Professorship in Medical History and Bioethics
Medical History & Bioethics
by ccarder
1y ago
Susan Lederer, PhD, has received a 2023-2024 WARF Named Professorship. WARF Named Professorships honor faculty who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge through their research endeavors, teaching, and service activities. Congratulations, Susan ..read more
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