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Daniel W. Foster, M.D., Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics

The annual Daniel W. Foster, M.D., Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics brings distinguished medical ethics scholars to the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus to present and discuss the challenging moral issues in biomedicine. Established in 2007 in honor of UT Southwestern’s Daniel W. Foster, M.D., the Lectureship offers opportunities for faculty, staff, and trainees to discuss medical ethics.

The 2020 Daniel W. Foster, M.D.
Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics

“Good Sport and Good Doctoring: When Patients Want Enhancement, Not Therapy”

Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker for the 2020 Daniel W. Foster, M.D. Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics. Dr. Murray is President Emeritus of The Hastings Center. His lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 10, at noon. Please note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, please watch for updates on the location of this lecture, which will be held either virtually or in the Eugene McDermott Lecture Hall, D1.602. Additional details.

Past Lecturers

2019: Nancy M.P. King, J.D.

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2018: Bernard Lo, M.D.

“Maintaining Trustworthiness in NIH Public-Private Partnerships”
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2017: Patricia A. King, J.D.

“Reflections on Race and Racism in Bioethics: Is There A Way Forward?”
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2016: Joseph J. Fins, M.D.

“Disorders of Consciousness and Neuroethics: Why Rights Must Come to Mind”
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2015: Susan M. Wolf, J.D., Ph.D.

“The Challenge of Precision Medicine: Ethical, Legal & Clinical Issues in Genomic Medicine”
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2014: Tom L. Beauchamp, Ph.D.

“Moral Problems in the Research-Practice Distinction and in Oversight Systems to Protect Patients.”
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2013: Nancy Berlinger, Ph.D., M.Div.

“Avoiding Harm and Improving Care Near the End of Life: What Good Can Ethics Do?”
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2012: Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

“Politics and the Ethics of Health Care Reform”
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2011: Christine K. Cassel, M.D.

“Professionalism, Bioethics, and a New Definition of Palliative Care”

2010: Leon R. Kass, M.D., Ph.D.

“Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving in Our Aging Society”

2009: R. Alta Charo, J.D.

“The Celestial Fire of Conscience: Is There a ‘Right’ to Refuse Medical Services?”

2008: Ruth R. Faden, Ph.D., M.P.H.

“Ethics of Health Care Reform”

2007: Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D.

“The Doctor's Ethics: What Has Changed, What Cannot Change”