Endowed Lectureships

The Trent Center presents programs through several endowed lectureships related to ethics in medicine.

The Boyarsky Lectureship in Law, Medicine and Bioethics was created through a gift from Drs. Saul and Rose Boyarsky to bring distinguished lecturers to the Duke campus who speak on topics ranging from social justice and public health through science.

The Nancy Weaver Emerson Lectureship in Medical Ethics brings nationally-renowned speakers to Duke University to address important ethical issues in medicine. Established in 1997, the lectureship honors the late Nancy Weaver Emerson, an advocate who spread hope to many and was an unflagging example of how to find the “can” in cancer.

The McGovern Award Lectureship was established by Duke alumnus and philanthropist John McGovern, MD to recognize, stimulate and encourage those whose life and work epitomize the humane and healing dimensions of medicine.