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Ethics Grand Rounds

The purpose of the Ethics Grand Rounds series is to:

  • Promote awareness and recognition of moral and ethical values and conflict in bedside practice, public health, and in health policy
  • Provide a high-level forum for lecture and discussion for both emerging issues in bioethics and perennial ethics issues in biomedical science and medical practice; and
  • Provide a bioethics educational focus for the UT Southwestern academic and medical community.

Topics reflect the multidisciplinary approach of the Ethics Program as it encompasses religion, philosophy, health policy, ethics, and justice. Guest speakers often focus upon the real-world application of these important issues, particularly for the health care provider or biological researcher.


Ethics Grand Rounds lectures are held from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month during the academic year (September-May) on the South Campus in the Eugene McDermott Plaza Lecture Halls (lower level), Room D1.602.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates each individual lecture of this live series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ as well as 1 hour in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

For more information, contact Ruth Vinciguerra at 214-648-4959 or by email.

The Ethics Program also sponsors the Daniel W. Foster, M.D., Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics.