Recorded Lectures, Performances and Webinars

Note: The Tattered Cover recently established a virtual bookstore for authors who present at the Center.​

Continuing Ethical Challenges with the COVID Pandemic, was presented by Anuj Mehta, MD, on June 10, 2021.  Dr. Mehta is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care at Denver Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine and National Jewish Health.  Ethics Grand Rounds is co-sponsored by University of Colorado Health and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

The Science and Art of Restorative Spaces for our Frontlines, was presented on May 21, 2021 by Susan Magsamen, Founder & Executive Director of the International Arts + Mind Lab at Johns Hopkins University.  This talk introduced the International Arts + Mind Lab’s work through an exploration of several research and pilot projects focused on the health and wellbeing of front line workers.

Justice Concerns with the Moderna Vaccine Trials, was presented by Marilyn Coors, John Heldens and Thomas Campbell on May 13, 2021.  Dr. Jose Castillo-Mancilla appeared in a pre-recorded video.  This Ethics Grand Rounds discussion included participants in the Moderna trial; Michael Rouse, Charles Wynn and Dr. Lisa Wynn. 

Hear My Voice / Escucha Mi Voz: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the US, was presented by Warren Binford, JD, M.Ed., and Cecilia Ruiz on May 10, 2021.  Compiled by international children’s advocate Warren Binford for Project Amplify, this book brings the words of the children to life along with the powerful artwork of 17 Latinx artists.

Cut, Paste, Delete: The Ethics of Gene Editing and Humanity's Hereditary Future, was presented on May 5, 2021 by Hank Greely, Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford Law School, and author of CRISPR People: The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans, Rosario Isasi, Research Associate Professor, Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami, and Michael Zaretsky, Director of the Fetal Care Center & Maternal Fetal Care Unit at Children's Hospital Colorado.  This program, co-sponsored by the Institute for Science and Policy and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, was moderated by John Daley, health reporter at Colorado Public Radio.

Director, Colorado Fetal Care Center and Maternal Fetal Care Unit, Children's Hospital Colorado

Adapting to a Virtual World: Surprising Success Stories in a Global Pandemic, was presented by Julia Langley - Faculty Director, Arts and Humanities Program at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center on April 16, 2021.

Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD, presented on April 12, 2021.  Dr. Matthew is the Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School and author of, “Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care.”  Her forthcoming book, "Just Health: A Plan To End Structural Racism and Achieve Health Equity In America,“ will be released in Fall, 2021.  She is former faculty at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, the Colorado School of Public Health and CU Law.  Dean Matthew is a leader in public health and civil rights law focused on racial disparities in health care.

Moral Courage in Healthcare - Panel Discussion on April 8, 2021 with: Barbara Morris, MD, Janine Young, MD, Rabbi Mendel Popack, and MD/MPH student Abby Leibowitz.  Moderated by Mark A. Levine, MD.  This was the last event of the 2021 Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics Program.

Ethical Considerations for Patients Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence, was presented by Jessica Hall, MSW, LCSW, from Emergency Department Care Management at University of Colorado Hospital.  Ms. Hall explored ethical communication for providers treating victims of intimate partner violence (IPV,) the challenges of autonomy and confidentiality for patients experiencing IPV, and legal issues impacting elements of medical care for victims of IPV.  Note: first 2 minutes were inadvertently not recorded-our apologies.

Your Conscience and Health Care. Jean Abbott, MD, MH and Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH joined panelists Margaret Pabst Battin, Distinguished Professor, Philosophy and Medical Ethics, University of Utah and George Otieno, Emergency Room Nurse; African Storyteller at the Conference on World Affairs on April, 7, 2021.  Moderated by Ben Keidan, Boulder Community Health Chief Medical Officer.

Then and Now: Courage, Complicity and Compromise, was presented by Rebecca-Carter Chand, PhD from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Susannah Sirkin, M.Ed from Physicians for Human Rights on April 6, 2021..  Moderated by Elias Sacks, PhD, Director of The Program in Jewish Studies at CU Boulder. 

The Forgotten Doctors: Courage, Complicity and Compromise During the Holocaust, was presented by Tessa Chelouche, MD on April 5, 2021. This program explored the courageous role of Jewish doctors who continued to practice and teach in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, and the ethical dilemmas they faced during this tragic time in history.

Moral Integrity and the COVID-Response Workforce was presented on March, 24, 2021.  Many workers are feeling tired, overworked, and overwhelmed during the pandemic. Some in health care, public health, emergency response and other sectors have also faced difficult moral dilemmas over the last year.  Panelists Marc Moss, Cynda Rushton, Courtney Welton-Mitchell and Karen Jones discussed how we can acknowledge the challenges and more forward, building a more resilient workforce.  Moderated by Matthew Wynia.  Work & Play in a Pandemic is presented in partnership with the Center for Work, Health and Environment.

Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, presented, African Americans in American Medicine: Confronting a Painful Legacy, on March 22, 2021.  Organized medicine in the US carries a legacy of racial bias and segregation that must be understood and acknowledged today. For more than 100 years, many state and local medical societies openly discriminated against black physicians, and the AMA was early and persistent in countenancing this racial segregation. This history of segregation, bias, and exclusion continues to adversely affect American medicine and the patients we serve.

Ethics Consultations at University of Colorado Hospital: Themes and Approaches, was presented by Kristin Furfari, MD,
Associate Professor and Hospitalist, and Co-Medical Director of UCH Ethics Consult Service, on March 11, 2021.  Learning objectives for this Ethics Grand Rounds were to identify the top reasons for ethics consultations at UCH, describe ethical frameworks for these ethical issues, and what to expect when you call for an ethics consultation.

Amy Zelenski, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of the TEACH Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine presented, Improv4Health: Using Medical Improv to Foster Empathy, Compassion, and Self-Compassion This February 19, 2021 webinar explored how a theater method often associated with comedy can build resilience and connection.

Health Policy: What's New? was presented by Mark Earnest, MD, PhD on February 11, 2021.  Dr. Earnest described policy paths to universal health coverage, how the current political environment may constrain or enable health care reform and examined how American culture and history have prevented the US from attaining universal health care.

Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH was the 39th David Barap Brin Visiting Professor and presented,"Protection, Proportionality or Panic: Ethics and the Police Powers of Public Health," sponsored by Johns Hopkins University on February 11, 2021.

On February 8, 2021, Daisy Patton presented her exhibit, "Put Me Back How They Found Me," which focuses on the targeted gender and race-related trauma inflicted on women through forced reproductive sterilization. Daisy Patton is a multi-disciplinary artist influenced by collective and political history, as well as memory and the fallibility of the body. Dr. Virginia Espino, a UCLA historian who produced the film, No Mas Bebes, and Nilmini Rubin, who is the daughter of Mithra Ratne, one of the individuals portrayed in the exhibit. Take a virtual tour of Put Me Back Like They Found Me>>

How Healers Became Killers, was presented by Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2021.  The involvement of health professionals in the Holocaust has influenced the way we think about every ethical issue in medicine today, from abortion to xenotransplantation - including pandemic triage protocols, aid-in-dying, genetics, research ethics, and health equity. Dr. Wynia guides audiences through the role of US and other international health care leaders in transforming racist and eugenic theories into policies, which were then adopted and expanded by Nazi public health campaigns, including the forcible sterilization program, the child "euthanasia" program, the T4 program and eventually the Holocaust itself. Health professionals played leading roles all along this path to evil, acting in the name of “science” and public health. This foundational lecture will be useful to anyone teaching or learning about health professional ethics today. View Program & Panelist Profiles.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 Panel Discussion. The Center for Bioethics and Humanities invited an international panel to discuss Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching the Legacy of the Holocaust to Health Professions Students.  This virtual event was held on January 27, 2021 and features Richard Horton, FRCP, FMedSci, Tessa Chelouche, MD, Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, Patricia Heberer-Rice, PhD, Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD, Sabine Hildebrandt, MD, Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD and Mark Levine, MD.  View Program & Panelist Profiles.

Playing Resilience: Theatrical Interventions Engaging Burnout & Secondary Traumatic Stress was presented by Tara Rynders, RN, MFA, BSN on January 22, 2021.  Rynders created an immersive theater performance and arts and play-based workshop series to implement arts-based solutions in response to burnout and stress.

COVID and Moral Distress was presented on January 14, 2021 by Jackie Glover, PhD, HEC-C, Rev. Anne Dondapati-Allen, MA, MDiv, PhD, and Karen Jones, MS, RNC, HEC-C.  Moderated by Julie Swaney, MDiv.  Ethics Grand Rounds is offered monthly by University of Colorado Health and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

Should Employers Require the COVID Vaccine?  Webinar on January 13, 2021 with Jennifer Piatt, Brian Williams, Amelia Jamison and Randall C. Morgan, Jr., who discussed the intersection of public health, occupational health, labor law, and medical ethics to help employers and workers.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Work, Health and the Environment and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

‘Band Together’ Concert Shines Spotlight on Magic of Music and Medicine, released in December, 2020. This concert, a special gift from the Chancellor to the CU Anschutz community during the 2020 holiday season, brought the talent of the choir and orchestra together for a little magic to end a difficult year. Two of the student musicians share how music and medicine mix.

How About a Guardian for this Patient? Ethical Issues and Options was presented by Kathleen Herrmann, LCSW, Emily McDonnell, LCSW and Sophia Alvarez, JD, MS was presented on December 10, 2020.  Moderated by Julie Swaney, MDiv.

Harriet A. Washington presented a lecture and discussion on December 7, 2020, which was the 3rd in a year-long series on the Intersections of Race, Class and Health. Washington is the author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. 

Evidence in a Pandemic: Research, Regulatory & Clinical Decision-Making was presented by Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, Cláudia Hirawat, Alison Bateman House, MPH, PhD, Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBe and Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, on November 23, 2020.

Ethical Issues in COVID Vaccine Allocation and Implementation was presented by Anuj Mehta, MD on November 12, 2020.  This Ethics Grand Rounds was moderated by Jackie Glover, PhD.

Election Day is Over:  What's Next for Worker Health and Safety? was presented by David Michaels, former Assistant Secretary of Labor, Dr. Lee Newman, Director of the Center for Work, Health and Environment and Dr. Matthew Wynia, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on November 11, 2020.

Ethics of Wearables, featured panelists from Strava, a leading fitness app company, and BioIntelliSense, a wearable vital signs
monitoring company, who explored issues of data privacy, data protection, conflicts of interest, and more on November 9th, 2020.

Damon Tweedy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University and author of, "BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT:  A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine," presented to over 900 attendees on October 19th, 2020.  This webinar was moderated by Therese Jones, PhD.

Bringing the Patient’s Voice into Triage Decision-Making was presented by Daniel Matlock, MD, Sarguni Singh, MD and Katie Herrmann, LCSW on October 8th, 2020.  This Ethics Grand Rounds was moderated by Julie Swaney, MDiv.

Pandemic Work: The Rights of Vulnerable Workers was presented on October 7, 2020.

Keepers of the House: Film and Discussion with Neil Prose, MD and special guest Joanne Hunter, was presented on September 14, 2020.  As the pandemic has forced hospitals to restrict visitors and clergy, the work of housekeepers in providing emotional support to patients and their families has become more important than ever.  View speaker slides with references, or direct link to Keepers of the House, 15min. video.

COVID-19: Who Gets the Morphine? Justice, Suffering, and Medication Allocation was presented by Jean Abbott, MD, MH, HEC-C on September 10, 2020.  Ethics Grand Rounds is co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and University of Colorado Health.  Moderated by Julie Swaney, MDiv.

Pandemic Play: Collegiate Athletes, Justice, and COVID-19 was presented on September 9, 2020.  Panelists included former Denver Bronco and CU Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate David Bruton, Jr., Christine Baugh, PhD, MPH, Center for Bioethics and Humanities faculty, and Gretchen Snoeyenbos Newman, MD from Wayne State University.  This was the first in a series on Work & Play in a Pandemic, co-sponsored by the Center for Work Health and Environment and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.  Read article by Blair Ilsley in CUAnschutz News.

Do No Harm: Why We Trust (or Mistrust) Medical Science, was co-hosted by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities,
the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Institute for Science & Policy on August 18, 2020.  Matthew Wynia moderated
a webinar on the subjects of public policy, science education and human psychology featuring Leslie Herod, Colorado State Representative, Stefanie K. Johnson from CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and George Sparks, President & CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

A webinar, "Ethics in the Age of COVID-19," featuring CBH Director Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, was sponsored by the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Institute for Science & Policy on June 29, 2020.  Read the webinar recap>>

A webinar,"Advance Directives: Myths, Facts and Ethical Challenges in the Time of COVID-19," was co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities & the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging on June 18, 2020.  The presentation was moderated by Cari Levy, MD, PhD with panelists Jean Abbott, MD, MH, Peggy Budai, RN, CNS, NP-C, Anisha Lucero, MSW and Christine LaRocca, MD.  Download Advance Directives Resource document>>    Download Q & A we didn't get to during the webinar>>

A webinar, "Ethical Issues in Caring for Transgender Patients," was presented by Sean Iwamoto, MD, and Daniel H. Reirden, MD, FAAP, FACP, HEC-C on June 11, 2020.  This Ethics Grand Rounds was moderated by Jackie Glover, PhD.

A webinar,"Ethical Issues in COVID Research: During the Pandemic and After," was presented on May 14, 2020 by Marilyn Coors, PhD, Center for Bioethics and Humanities faculty and John Heldens, CIP, RAC, Director of the Colorado Multiple IRB (COMIRB) and was moderated by Jackie Glover, PhD.

The National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC) conducted a webinar, Ethical Issues in Pandemic Response: Triage and Beyond on April 30, 2020.  Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, who is on their Ethics Advisory Committee, discussed Critical Standards of Care.

TOWN HALL: Crisis Standards of Care for Colorado: Does Age Matter? Should it? on April 28, 2020 was co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging.  The webinar was moderated by CBH Director, Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH with panelists; Anuj Mehta, MD from National Jewish Hospital, Dan Matlock, MD from the CU Division of Geriatric Medicine, Gina Febbraro, MPH, Director, Strategy and Performance at CDPHE and Stephen V. Cantrill, MD, Denver Health Emergency Medicine and member of the Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee.

Crisis Triage and People with Disabilities: ​Historical Lessons for a Time of Covid, a webinar, was presented on April 23, 2020. Panelists included Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH​  Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities​, Julie Reiskin, LCSW​, Executive Director, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition​, and Govind Persad, JD, PhD​, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law​. The session was moderated by Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD, faculty at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) held a webinar, Combating COVID-19: Science Driven Solutions on April 10, 2020.  The panel featured Dr. Diane Meier, Registered Nurse Eileen Weber, and Dr. Matthew Wynia as they tackled the ethics of resource allocation in public health emergencies, the responsibility of providing care in the face of scarcity, and the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic is changing how we deliver health services.

A Journey of Medical Professionalism: Two Initiatives of the ABIM Foundation was presented by Daniel Wolfson, Executive Vice President & COO of the American Board of Internal Medicine on February 27, 2020.

"Speaking of Pain: Why we need better education and research about opioids for those who suffer from chronic pain," was presented by Kate Nicholson, JD on February 10th, 2020.

Motivational speaker and author Nancy Sharp and Julie Swaney, MDiv, Director of Spiritual Care Services at University of Colorado Hospital shared their experiences with grief, empathy and healing​ on November 4th, 2019. 

Innovation at the Intersection of Art, Science and Learning​,​ was presented by Harvey Seifter​ on October 28th, 2019.  Seifter is a business consultant and educator who specializes in devising creative approaches to improve organizations' performance and foster innovative thinking.​

Darwin and Neuroscience: The Medical Context of Natural Selection in 19th-century Germany,​ was presented by Gabriel Finkelstein, PhD, Associate Professor of History at UC Denver on October 21st, 2019.​

Returning from Incarceration:  Community Health and the Journey to Reenter Society​, was presented by Hassan A. Latif, Executive Director of Second Chance Center in Aurora, on October 17, 2019.  Latif serves on Governor Polis’s Community Corrections Advisory Council and the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.  He is the author of the book, Never Going Back: 7 Steps to Staying Out of Prison.​

Accepting Tainted Funds: The Especially Difficult Case of Non-Profits, was presented by Lauren Taylor, MPH, MDiv and Doctoral Candidate in Health Policy and Management at Harvard Business School, on October 14, 2019.

The Anschutz Campus Choir performed "The Road Home," on May 13, 2019. The choir was conducted by Liz Olson.

Damon McLeese, Director of Access Gallery, presented, "Granny Does Graffiti,"​ sharing his experience on bringing out creativity in people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia on April 8, 2019 at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.  Access Gallery provides creative, educational and economic opportunities for people with disabilities to access, experience and benefit from the arts.

Howie Movshovitz, PhD, Faculty, UCD College of Arts and Media, KUNC Film Critic and Contributor to NPR, presented "Then a Genius, Still a Genius,"​  about Buster Keaton and the film Sherlock, Jr., on April 1, 2019

Held Against My Will: The Ethics of Involuntary Psychiatric Holds,​ was presented by Abraham Nussbaum, MD, MTS, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at CU/SOM and Chief Education Officer at Denver Health on March 18th, 2019.  Sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities Student Advisory Group.

Women War Photographers​ was presented by Greg Katz, MS, MFT, PhD, on March 4, 2019.

Mental Health & Ethical Issues in Emergency Responders​ was presented on February 25, 2019 by Swarnima Chaudhary, MPH Candidate and PRA at the National Mental Health Innovation Center.  Sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and  Humanities Student Advisory Group.​ 

Panel Discussion with Interpersonal Violence Survivorswas organized by CU medical student Nikki Bloch, and was presented on January 28, 2019.

Cari Levy, MD, PhD and Jean Abbott, MD, MH, presented #Futureself: A Conversation on Planning for Dementia​,​ on January 14, 2019.  This discussion was based, in part, on their upcoming publication in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.  Click for resource bibliography.​

The Anschutz Campus Choir performed "Sing to Me," on December 10th, 2018.  The concert celebrated the beauty and brightness of life through song. 

Panel Discussion with HIV patients was organized by CU medical student Marcus Marable, and featured three patients who shared their experiences navigating the health care system.  The presentation on December 3, 2018 included two short videos created by the panelists:Going Solo and What Was is What Will Be​.

Gender Identity Patient Panel​ was organized by University of Colorado  medical student Michael Vrolijk, and featured three patients who shared their experiences navigating the health care system. Presented on November 26, 2018.

Therese (Tess) Jones presented, It's Alive: The Legacy of Frankenstein, on October 29, 2018.  Jones is the Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program at the Center.

The Silly and the Profound: Three Classic Cartoons​, was presented by  Howie Movshovitz, PhD, on October 15th, 2018.  Movshovitz is faculty at the CU Denver College of Arts and Media, film critic at KUNC and a contributor to National Public Radio.

Phyllis Ying, MD, Family Medicine Resident at Kaiser Permanente of Washington at Seattle, presented "Caregiver as Chronicler: How Journaling Improves Patient Care," on September 24, 2018.  Dr. Ying described her experiences with journal-keeping in the medical profession and shared snippets from her book,“Family Doc Diary: A Resident Physician’s Reflections in 52 Entries”.

Joseph Gal, PhD, presented, Out of Thin Air: The Triumph and Tragedy of Fritz Haber – Can Science Be Moral?​​​ on September 10, 2018 at the University of Colorado, Center for Bioethics and Humanities.  In 1910 German chemist Fritz Haber, winner of the 1918 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, invented a method for the production of nitrogen fertilizers, thereby saving millions from death by famine.  Haber also played a major role in the development of Germany's chemical warfare program in World War I.  

The Anschutz Campus Choir, directed by Liz Olson, performed In Stiller Nacht, a concert in honor and memory of the lives lost during the Holocaust, on April 30, 2018. The concert included a guest appearance by the Soundscape Accordion Duo, John and Madalynn Neu.  Learn more about the AMC Choir>>​

Caring fo​r Transgender Patients​​, a film screening and talkback, was introduced by StoryCenter’s Mary Ann McNair & The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center’s Sarah Davis on April 23, 2018.  Panelists Star and Sasha shared their struggles and successes with the medical community.  Download: A Toolkit for Effective Conversations About Transgender Healthcare Access >>​

SHOULD WE HONOR TATTOOED DNR'S?​​​​ A panel discussion discussion moderated by Jackie Glover, PhD, on April 16, 2018 with panelists: David Nowels, MD, MPH, MSPH, UCH Palliative Care and Medical Director, Hospice of Metro Denver Patrick O’Rourke, JD, Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents Julie Swaney, MDiv. Manager, UCH Spiritual Care Services. Co-Chair UCH Ethics Committee Tara Gray-Wolfstar, RN, Lead Artist and Clinician - Skin Holistic Dermagraphic Clinic - Boulder Note: The first 20 minutes of the recording has a small image due to a technical issue.  Full-screen viewing is restored for the remainder of the hour-long program.  Our apologies...​

Stories from the World of Genocide: from the Holocaust to Life as a 21st Century Refugee​, was one of many educational events offered by the Holocaust, Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics Program​. This panel discussion on April 10, 2018 was co-moderated by Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, and Humanities and Patricia Heberer-Rice, PhD, Senior Historian and Director at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.  Panelists are Jack Adler, survivor of the  Auschwitz & Dachau camps along with Holocaust survivor Rosalyn Kirkel, and Iraqi refugees Sama Kareem and Marwan Nassr.

Hitler's Filmmaker: Leni Riefenstahl, was presented by Howie Movshovitz, PhD, on April 8, 2018.  Movshovitz introduced and discussed two films, Olympia and Triumph of the Will, as well as the controversies that followed Riefenstahl – legitmately –  
throughout her career and long life.  Movshovitz teaches at the CU College of Arts & Media, is the film critic for KUNC, a contributor on film subjects to NPR, and is the Director of The Denver Silent Film Festival.

What is Health Justice?  Centering Health Disparities in Health Law and Policy, was presented by Lindsay Wiley, JD, MPH, on Thursday March 15, 2108.  Dr. Wiley is a Professor at the American University Washington College of Law and President of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.  This program is supported by the Nancy Shivers Fund for Medical Law Education.

"Unemployment In My Practice:  Physician Perspectives on Unemployment and Health in 1980's Britain,"​ was presented by Marjorie Levine-Clark, PhD, on March 5, 2018.  Dr. Clark is Professor of History; Associate Dean for Diversity, Outreach and Initiatives at the CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Richelle Munkhoff, PhD, Director of Interdisciplinary & Professional Graduate Education at CU Boulder presented Plague in Denver: Katherine Anne Porter's "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" and the Denver influenza Epidemic of 1918​ on February 12, 2018.   This talk examined a personal experience of the influenza epidemic 100 years ago, when Porter herself nearly died from the flu. She was a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News in 1918 and captured her experience in this short novel​.  Dr. Munkhoff focuses on the physical and psychological repercussions of disease, and what it means to survive death.   

"In Quest of the Scholar and His Cat,"​ was presented by Larry Hergott, MD, on February 5th, 2018.  Dr. Hergott read and discussed some essays and poems of his and others.  He writes about how medical practitioners and their loved ones lead the medical life.

View the Anschutz Campus Choir's December 4th holiday concert, Joy​ This performance was directed by Liz Olson.  Learn more​ about the choir>>

Dr. Timothy J. Standring, Gates Family Foundation Curator of Painting & Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum presented"Rembrandt as Printmaker,"​ on November 27th, 2017.  With wit and whimsy, Dr. Standring shared how the Dutch master etched his way into fame throughout his life.  

Stephen Thomas, PhD, Research Professor, Health Services Administration and Director of the Center for Health Equity at the Maryland School of Public Health at University of Maryland presented the keynote, "Less Talk More Action: Mobilizing Community Engaged Research to Eliminate Health Disparities," at the 8th Annual CCTSI Research Ethics Conference held on November 2nd, 2017.  This year's conference theme was: Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities in Research: Addressing Ethical & Logistical Challenges.

"Lessons from the Holocaust,"​ was presented by Franziska Eckert, MD on October 23, 2017.  ​​Dr. Eckert is a radiation oncologist at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, and has researched medical atrocities during the Holocaust.  She shared her personal and academic perspectives on Nazi medicine.

Black Men & Women in White Coats​ was presented on September 25, 2017.  Three members of the AMC Community shared their personal perspectives and experiences around diversity in the health professions.  Participants included;​ Amira del Pino-Jones, MD, 2nd year medical student Bailey Loving and Vaughn Browne, MD, PhD.​

Professional self-regulation in medicine: Earning the public's trust​,​ was  presented by Audiey Kao, MD, PhD, Vice President, Ethics at the American Medical Association, on May 10th, 2017. 

Embodying Unemployment: An Historical Perspective​​​, was presented by Marjorie Levine-Clark, Professor and Associate Dean, CU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, on February 6, 2017. This talk explored unemployment as an experience of health and the body, using examples from 20th century Britain.​

Vitae Vocem, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Choir​, performed a Holiday Concert on December 5, 2016. The choir is conducted by Kevin Padworski, Director.  The Assistant Director is Liz Olson and the pianist is Dan Romero.  Special guest was Nabin Shrestha, playing the tabla.​

The Land Beyond the Sunset: A Curious Movie - Screening & Discussion, was presented by Howie Movshovitz, PhD, on November 14th, 2016.  The 1912 short, silent drama tells the story of Joe, an impoverished New York newsboy who lives with an abusive grandmother.  Joe goes on an outing to the country with a social welfare group where he dares to dream of another more care free life.

"X-Rays, Martyrs and the Power of Sight: Why Late 19th-Early 20th Century Americans Were Willing to Die for X-Rays,"​​​ was presented by Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD on October 31st, 2016.  

Among Dreams, artwork by Chelsea Rae Klein​, traces the invisible history of LGBTQI veterans and active duty service members through experimental film, portaiture, quilt-work and text based art. This event on October 10, 2016 featured Drs. Brenda J. Allen
and Maria Elena Buszek, as well as the artist who joined us virtually.   Click for more info on Among Dreams and Chelsea Rae Klein.  

The inaugural Bernie Karshmer, PhD, Program in Ethics and Humanities honors the memory of Dr. Karshmer and his lifelong commitment to teaching and learning about human values, human imagination and the practice of compassionate, ethical healthcare.The presentation, "Transdisciplinary Professionalism: What it means, why we need it, and how we can create it in health care," was delivered by Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, on September 28th, 2016.​

"CRISPR: (Genome Editing) Past, Present and Future,"​ was presented by Robert T. Batey, PhD, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at CU Boulder and Marilyn Coors, PhD, Director of Research at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on May 9th, 2016.

"Medicine and the Media," was presented by Avash Kalra, MD, on ​April 25th, 2016.  Dr. Kalra shared his perspective on the complex and evolving relationship between medical professionals and journalists.​​

The Arrhythmias Spring Concert: My Favorite Things was performed on ​ April 18, 2016.  The choir was conducted by Christina Bishop and featured tenor soloist Nicholas Bishop.

Louis Pasteur; Artist​ was presented by Joseph Gal, PhD on April 11, 2016.  Well known for his scientific discoveries, Louis Pasteur was also a talented artist and a dedicated patron of the arts.   

Matt McCarthy, MD presented, "Controlling the Message: The Power of Medical Writing," on April 4th, 2016.  Dr. McCarthy is an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, New England Journal of Medicine and Deadspin. His first book, Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit, was a New York Times bestseller. His latest book is The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly.

Rano Winds, the resident graduate woodwind quintet at the University of Colorado Boulder, performed on Monday, March 14th at the Fulginiti Pavilion.

"African Americans and American Medicine: Confronting a Painful Legacy,"​ was presented by Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH on February 29, 2016.

"The End of Romance: Contemporary Western Landscape Photography," was  presented by Daniel Teitelbaum, MD on February 8th, 2016.  Dr. Teitelbaum described the evolution of Western landscape photography from the glorification of  nature, to the depiction of the impact of human endeavor on the American West.

Using Stories to Promote RightCare, was presented by Brandon Combs, MD and  Daniel Nicklas, MD on December 14, 2015.  RightCare is a movement to reduce overuse, underuse and misuse of medical care and treatments.  Combs and Nicklas, who are faculty at the CU Medical School, discuss how reflection and storytelling by students and residents can begin the discussion of RightCare within our communities.  

Spirit of the Season:  Concert by the Arrhythmias Choir on December 7, 2015.  The Arrythmias are comprised of students, faculty, staff and community members of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  This concert, under the direction
of Christina Bishop, features guest soloist Logan McKenna.​   Click for program.​

The Day I Held His Hand: An Auto-Ethnography by Jeremy Blair, PhD was presented on November 16th, 2015.  Blair described his research in stop-motion animation and auto-ethnography, and how he has collaboratively utilized these methods to investigate his personal experiences and struggles with mental illness​.

"The Last Walk: Caring for our Animal Companions at the End of Life,"​ ​was ​ presented by Jessica Pierce, PhD​ on November 9th, 2015. As animals grow old and infirm, veterinarians and human caregivers are faced with a complex and confusing array of choices and decisions. Bioethicist and writer Jessica Pierce explored some of the central moral challenges in end of life care for animals, from pain management, to Quality of Life assessments, to hospice, to making that final decision to hasten an animal’s death. This talk was based on Pierce's book, The Last Walk.

"Colorado: The Highest State,"​ was presented by Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel on November 2, 2015. Tom's talk explored everything Colorado, from dinosaurs to DIA, with special attention to Mesa Verde, Native Americans, Explorers, Latinos, gold and silver rushes, stagecoaching, railroads, wineries, brew pubs, the top tourist attractions, landmarks and landmark districts, the best old time saloons and hotels, sacred sites, Color-Oddities, and the most remarkable cemeteries.

Healing Through the Arts: The Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program ​​ at Children's Hospital Colorado​ was presented on October 26, 2015 by Tony Edelblute, LPC, MT-BC, Erin Anderson, LPC, BC-DMT and Tisha Adams, LPC, BC-DMT.

Ethical Issues at the Beginning of Life: A Case of Withholding / Withdrawing Life-sustaining Treatment​ was led by Heather Fitzgerald, RN, MS, on October 19, 2015.  This case discussion explored how decisions are and ought to be made in the thorny navigation of evaluating benefits and burdens of treatment with seriously ill newborns. Fitzgerald is Clinical Nurse Ethicist, Co-chair, Children’s Hospital Colorado Ethics Committee and faculty at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.​

Do We Need More Organ Transplants? was presented by Govind Persad, JD, PhD on October 12, 2015.  Transplant advocates and critics both agree that  expanding organ procurement would save lives.  In contrast, Persad argues that  organ transplantation is less cost-effective than many other interventions, and  expanding procurement might actually cost lives by diverting limited resources.

Howie Movshovitz, PhD, presented, "Mighty Like a Moose," A Guide for Medical Providers and Patients (NOT),​ on October 5th, 2015.  This 1926 silent film comedy starring Charlie Chase and Vivien Oakland, shows how medical procedures may affect one's life. 

"Country Doctor: A Colorado Story," presented by Bob Anderson, MD​ on  September 21st, 2015.  This 1948 LIFE Magazine photo essay by photojournalist W. Eugene Smith, features Dr. Ernest Ceriani of Kremmling, CO.  Learn about Dr. Ceriani, the photographer and the back story leading to the essay.

"Facets of Love,"​ was the theme of a concert on May 4th, 2015 by the Arrhythmias Choir, conducted by Christina Bishop, at the Fulginiti Pavilion. Their special guests were The Soundscape Trio.​

"A Question of Mercy and Morality? A Debate on Assisted Dying,"​ was held on April 27th, 2015, featuring perspectives of Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD, psychiatrist  and past-president of the American Medical Association, Harlan Davis Hibbard, MD,  former Senior Medical Director of Gentiva Hospice and Jennifer Ballentine, MA, Vice-President of Hospice Analytics.  Click for audience response data.

"MOOCing the Mini Med," was presented by Helen Macfarlane, MA and JJ Cohen, MD, PhD on April 20th, 2015.  The CU Mini Med School, founded in 1989, transitioned into a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) last year.  Hear about the process, the xperience and future directions.​​​

"Dogs and Humans: Past, Current and Future Roles and Relationships​,"  was presented on April 13, 2015 by Jessica Grey, BA and Sarah Sarni, BA, BSN/RN (anticipated).  Their talk focused on service dogs and veterans, and the work of the Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors (C-PAWW) Health Research  Initiative for Veterans.

"Women Artists of the 18th Century​," was presented by Molly Medakovich, PhD on  March 30, 2015.  She described artists who were “exceptions to the rule” and  thrived in the art world, despite the limitations inscribed on them by contemporary
social, medical and literary discourses. 

A conversation about "Parental Vaccine Hesitancy: Ethical Considerations and Conundrums,​" was held on March 23rd, 2015, led by Matthew F. Daley, MD and Jason M. Glanz, PhD.  They discussed respect for parental decision-making, the "social contract," and the negotiations that occur between parents and providers.

Healing Through the Arts: The Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program at  Children's Hospital Colorado, was presented on March 16th, 2015 by music therapist Tony Edelblute, LPC, MT-BC, art therapist Tisha Adams, EdD, LPC, ATR-BC, and dance therapist Erin Anderson, LPC, BC-DMT.

Marjorie Levine-Clark, PhD, presented "Gender, Health and Welfare: A Historical Case Study from England,"​on March 9, 2015.  Dr. Levine-Clark is an Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean of the UCD College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Her research explores relationships among gender, health, work, and social policy in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain.

Courtney Ann Roby, PhD, from the Dept. of Classics at Cornell University presented, "Gladiatorial Medicine in the Roman Empire,"​ on March 2, 2015.  Dr. Roby,  examined the career of Galen of Pergamum, a celebrity physician whose patients  included emperor Marcus Aurelius.​​  His success was founded on his mastery of experimental demonstrations (including both surgery and vivisection).

Lois Rudnick, PhD, ​Professor Emerita of American Studies at University of Massachusetts, explored the impact of syphilis on European and American literature, art, social reform, psychoanalysis, and the emerging women’s movement in the late
19th and early 20th centuries, focusing the life and memoirs of art patron and salon hostess Mabel Dodge Luhan on February 17, 2015.​

‘This Weird, Incurable Disease’: A Rhetorical Look at a Contested Illness,"​ was  presented by Lisa Keränen, PhD on February 2nd, 2015.  Discussion focused on how patients and the medical community have constructed Morgellons Disease, and what can we learn from the competing rhetorical appeals for understanding this contested illness?​

"To transplant or not to transplant? Getting a liver after attempting  suicide," was presented by Jean Abbott, MD, MH on January 26, 2015​.  Your patient attempts suicide with acetaminophin.  She only will survive with a liver transplant.  Hear the discussion of the ethics of transplantation after self-injury.

Jack Cochran, MD, alum CU School of Medicine Class of '73, discussed his​ new book, "The Doctor Crisis," on Monday, January 12th, 2015.  In his book, Dr. Cochran, who is Executive Director of the Permanente Federation, advocates for the role of the doctor as not only a healer but also a leader and partner - with patients, staff, administrators and policy-makers alike.

"Peace," A Concert by the Arrhythmias Choir, featuring voice/guitar/folk duo  Mimi Goodwin and Patrick O'Flynn was performed on December 8th, 2014. The Arrhythmias, conducted by Christina Bishop, are comprised of students,faculty and staff at the AMC Campus. 

"Chirality (handedness) in Science, Medicine, Art and Architecture: A Philatelic Journey," was presented by Joseph Gal, PhD, on November 17, 2014. An object is chiral if it is not superposable on its mirror image. Dr. Gal discussed how this phenomenon has interesting and important manifestations at the molecular, microscopic and macroscopic levels.​

"The Neuroscientific Origins of Modern Culture," was prsented by Gabriel Finkelstein, PhD, on November 10th, 2014.  Dr. Finkelstein discussed the subject of his most recent book, Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany.  du Bois-Reymond was a German scientist who founded the discipline of electrophysiology and much more...​  ​

Tom Noel, PhD, presented "Colorado: A Liquid History and Tavern Guide," on November 3rd, 2014, sharing fascinating tales of saloons, and the social and political roles taverns played, especially for immigrants. 

Charles Steinberg, MD, presented,"Photographer-Physician: A Synergistic Blend​," ​on October 20th, 2014, exploring how your abilities as a clinician can make you a better photographer.​

"The Ethics of Ebola Control Measures," a presentation by CBH Director Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, was part of an Ebola Preparedness Briefing organized by the Colorado School of Public Health on October 24th, 2014.  LEARN MORE>>​​

A screening of clips from the film, Winter in the Blood, based on the novel by Native American author James Welch was presented by Howie Movshovitz, PhD on October 13th, 2014.​ 

"Art, Trauma and Healing," was presented by Simon Zalkind, Curator and Independent Art Advisor and Katherine Reed, ATR, LPC, Art Therapist and Program Manager, Children's Hospital Colorado, on October 6th, 2014​.

Ethics Bites: Colorado's new Right to Try law​ was presented on July 28, 2014. This discussion featured two cases about terminally ill patients seeking experimental drugs; one about a four-year old with Niemann-Pick disease and another case about a woman with stage IV pancreatic cancer,  facilitated by Christopher Lieu, MD-UCH Medical Oncology and Alison Sorkin, UCH Assistant General Counsel.

Ethics Bites: Marijuana Therapy for Epilepsy​ on June 23, 2014.  This discussion focused on a case about a 14 year-old patient with seizures that are not well-controlled by medication.  His parents want to try "Charlotte's Web," marijuana and are seeking a medical marijuana license for their son.  5280 Magazine recently featured an article by Kasey Cordell on this topic.  Facilitators were Kari Franson, PharmD, PhD, BCPP, from University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences & Heather Fitzgerald, RN, MS, Clinical Nurse Ethicist at Children's Hospital Colorado.