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The Department of Medical History and Bioethics dates back to 1950, when the University of Wisconsin Medical School created a Department of the History of Medicine, the second department of its kind in the country. The Program in Medical Ethics has been an integral part of the department since its founding in 1973.   (More information --> About Us)

“First Book Award” to Gómez

Hearty congratulations to Assistant Professor Pablo F. Gómez who has received a 2014-15 “First Book Award” from the UW Center for the Humanities. See News for more details.

Welcome to Aaron G. Wightman

We welcome Aaron G. Wightman, MD, MA, Assistant Professor in the Medical History and Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics. He is a pediatric nephrologist and has research interests in ethical issues around informed consent and related research ethics questions.

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