Registration Now Open
Fall 2015
Responsible Conduct of Research Course


The five-week Responsible Conduct of Research course will take place Wednesday mornings, Aug 26, Sept 2, 9, 16 and 30.

Registration deadline: Friday, August 14

To register, contact us at: trent-center@duke.edu.





            Approaching the Sacred:
    Science, Health and Practices of Care


    March 4-6, 2016
    JW Marriott Houston, TX


   Call for abstracts. Deadline: August 20, 2015.  

    For details, please visit:

Saying No:

Exploring the Ethical Dimensions
of Refusals in Healthcare

Friday, September 18, 2015
Asheville, NC

Early registration through September 11
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Humphreys Awarded George Rosen Prize

On May 2, 2015, Margaret Humphreys, MD, PhD, Josiah C. Trent Professor of the History of Medicine, was awarded the first George Rosen Prize for her book, Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) during the 88th annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine.

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Medical Student Interest Groupss

Over a quarter of Duke’s first-year medical class participates regularly in the Bioethics and History of Medicine Interest Groups. Students meet monthly to discuss ethical or historical topics that often bear on medicine today. More information: trent-center@duke.edu.


Theology, Medicine and Culture Seminars

The goal of the Theology, Medicine and Culture (TMC) seminar series is to promote conversation and collaboration across disciplines exploring the intersections of Theology, Medicine, and Culture.

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Recent Humanities in Medicine Lectures


From the Dead to the Living:
Ethical Transgressions in
Anatomical Research in National Socialism


Sabine Hildebrandt, MD
Click here for video presentation.



Lost Autisms: Rethinking the Origins
of a Contested Diagnosis


Jeff Baker, MD, PhD
Click here for video presentation.