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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)

“Frankenstein and Popular Culture”

“Frankenstein and Popular Culture: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the creation and publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein” will be held October 27-29, 2017; please check Events for more details. Free and open to the public.

“Tales from Planet Earth: Land is Life”

Tales from Planet Earth, a free environmental film festival, will be held November 3-5, 2017. This year’s theme is Land is Life; please see Events for more details.

“Lecture by Dr. Eric Juengst 11/9 at 4pm”

Dr. Eric Juengst, Director, Center for Bioethics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Department of Philosophy, will give a lecture titled ‘Personalized Medicine’ to ‘Precision Public Health’: Ethical and Social Challenges in the Genomic Pursuit of Human Difference” on November 9, 2017,; please check Events for more details.


Professor of Clinical Ethics opening

The Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for a tenure track assistant or associate professor of clinical ethics. (for details click ‘here’.)

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