VISION (the future we seek to create)
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus is the home of world-class programs that cultivate values, celebrate imagination and produce vibrant community conversations.
MISSION (the passion that drives our work)
Supporting compassionate, competent, respectful and just health care.
WHAT WE DO
The Center generates unique opportunities to create transformational learning, groundbreaking scholarship, thought-provoking art and inclusive conversations for Colorado health professionals, students, patients and communities.
MASTERWORKS from the Tobia and Morton Mower Collection through May 24th
at the Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion. This exhibit includes the paintings of
Impressionist masters such as Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Pierre-August Renoir,
Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley as well as drawings by Edgar Degas
and Henri Matisse. Free and open to the public. LEARN MORE>>
What Worries You Most?
on display in the Fulginti rear lobby. Medical students distributed
cards to patients in the Emergency Department that read "What Worries You Most?"
The responses were eye-opening. These cards remind us that the ailments bringing people
into the emergency department are often not their main concern. LEARN MORE>>
Holocaust Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics Program: Commemorating the
70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial on Monday, April 24th from
noon-3:00pm at the AMC Campus. Join us for a lunch and presentation, followed by a panel
discussion with Stacy Gallin, DMH, Tessa Chelouche, MD, and Susan M. Miller, MD, MPH, FACP.
Other events througout the region during the Week of Remembrance: April 24-28, 2017.
What Worries You Most? is on display in the Fulginti rear lobby. Medical students distributedcards to patients in the Emergency Department that read "What Worries You Most?" The
responses were eye-opening. Meet and hear from the students behind this project
at a special event on Monday, May 8th from noon-1:00pm at the Fulginiti Pavilion.
Refreshments will be served. LEARN MORE>>
"Bribery, Conflict of Interest and a Physician’s Fiduciary Duty to Patients," will be
presented by Michele Martinho, MD, on Monday May 15 from noon-1:00pm at the
Fulginiti Pavilion. Ethics Bites is a series discussing hot topics and cases in the field of ethics.
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Report is now available!We are proud to share our first annual report, which summarizes the many accomplishments of the Center during the past year.
The 2017 Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum (CHEF) Annual Conference
will be held on June 8-9. This year's theme is “The Conscience of The Health Care Professional.” Participants will explore how health professionals skillfully
navigate conflicts of conscience in a way that preserves moral and professional integrity.
series on the
rising costs of drugs.
Graduate Certificate in Health Humanities and Ethics. One of only a few
such programs nationwide, this certificate program is intended to enrich the training
of health professions students and graduate students in the humanities and social
sciences as well as enhance the expertise of working professionals. APPLICATIONS
NOW BEING ACCEPTED: Learn more>>
HARD CALL: Join us for the real stories of life and death, illness and well-being,
ethics and values, costs and controversies – the kinds of conversations that have
too often been reserved for professionals and held behind closed doors. Hard Call
is a compendium of live events, podcasts, and educational materials that illuminate
the most challenging situations in health care. LEARN MORE>>
The One Colorado Education Fund recognized Center faculty Daniel Reirden, MD,
with it's 2016 Ally Award. Dr. Reirden is the medical director of the Children’s Hospital
Youth and Young Adult HIV program and has been instrumental in the creation of
Children’s Hospital Colorado’s new multi-disciplinary program for gender non-conforming
and transgender children, adolescents, and young adults. View a video describing his
outstanding work and service to the community.
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, was
named to the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Ethics Processes.
The association approved establishing a commission last summer when the association
adopted a policy prohibiting psychologists from participating in national security
Senior medical student David Murphy published, "Listening to the Voices
from the Bateyes," a Spanish-language book about HIV in the Dominican Republic.
“The stories are amazing, powerful, unique and provide another perspective about living with HIV,” says Therese Jones, PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. The Center provided a scholarship to Murphy to help fund his publication.
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities
was featured in a CUToday profile. Dr. Wynia was also interviewed about diagnostic
errors on Colorado Matters. Listen to the story on Colorado Public Radio.
An article published in American Medical Association Journal of Ethics:
"Creating a Space for the Arts and Humanities at the Anschutz Medical Campus,"
by Center Associate Director Therese Jones, PhD, describes our unique facility
and program which encompasses education, inquiry, expression and engagement.
Health Humanities Reader, edited by Therese Jones, Delese Wear and Lester D. Friedman, is available from Rutgers University Press. "This
is a landmark volume that
sets the standard for any future collection
in medical/health humanities. It is by turns authoritative, funny,
edgy, creative and personal-sometimes all in one piece," says
Cole, Director, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at University
of Texas-Houston Medical School.
The Nipple Quilt: A Genealogical Fabric of Human Existence
Laura Phelps Rogers, on display in the Fulginiti Foyer. Laura's
work is about personal, familial, generational, social and cultural
memories. The quilt is made of life casts of
people’s nipples as a means
of representing and documenting the person.
ARCHIVE: Most Arts in Medicine Lectures/Performances and Ethics Bites discussions
are recorded, and may be viewed online. View archive.
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