News & Events

News and Events

October 16, 2020, 10:15am

The winter 2021 schedule is now available online, see our Bioethics & Humanities offerings: 


UW Time Schedule: Winter 2021

Academic Programs: Bioethics Course Schedules, 2020-2025 (subject to change)


October 1, 2020, 12:00pm
The Department of Bioethics & Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions, one at the Assistant or Associate Professor level; the other at the Assistant Professor level. Faculty will be required to bring in extramural research funding, which will cover a portion of salary.
September 18, 2020, 3:45pm

New course offering for autumn 2020!


BH 497 / BH 597: Special Topics: Bioethics, Film, and Advocacy

Wednesdays, 1-2:20 pm, Virtual 

Instructor: Maren Monsen, MD

Students: Undergraduates (BH 497 in MyPlan) and Graduates (BH 597 in MyPlan)

September 17, 2020, 1:00am

The UW Bioethics & Humanities Equity Diversity & Inclusion Committee is hosting a new monthly antiracism book group for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Please join us 1-2 pm the third Thursday of each month (9/17/20-6/17/21)!  Sign up to receive email updates from the book group leaders about the readings and discussion materials.

June 10, 2020, 12:00pm
Please join us on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 for our next talk: ​“Super Utilizers: The Ethical Benefits and Pitfalls of "Frequent Flyer" PatientIconography” panel discussion by Laura Waszkewitz, MSW, LICSW, Douglas F. Zatzick, M.D., and moderator Matthew Cazier, RN, BSN, CCRN.
June 2, 2020, 9:45am

To the UW Bioethics & Humanities Community; 


Our country continues to confront the realities of racism engrained in our systems and actualized by individuals. The tragic murder of George Floyd reverberates throughout our society due to its deep connection to systemic oppression and violence faced by Black families in communities across this country, including Seattle. 


May 21, 2020, 12:00pm
Join us for a Bioethics Grand Rounds series about COVID-19 via Zoom. The four-part series aims to provide practicing health care workers from across disciplines the opportunity to reflect on difficult ethical questions that have arisen during the pandemic. The interactive sessions are intended for professionals across the greater Seattle area and WWAMI region, regardless of association with University of Washington.  
May 13, 2020, 12:00pm
Please join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 for our next talk: ​“Ethics, Healthcare Equity, & Covid-19” presented by Denise Dudzinski, PhD, MTS, Martine Pierre-Louis, MPH, and Maralyssa Bann, MD.
May 1, 2020, 2:00pm

Dr. Nancy Jecker's new book Ending Midlife Bias: New Values for Old Age is now available!  In her book, Dr. Jecker coins the term, the life stage relativity of values, to capture the idea that at different stages of our lives, different ethical concerns shift to the foreground. During early life, infants and small children hold dear the value of being cared for and nurtured by someone they trust--and their vulnerability and dependency make these the right values for them.

Bioethics Training

September 15, 2019, 5:00am

Apply to our flexible, online program to provide Advanced Training in Healthcare EthicsImprove patient care, be an ethics committee member, or become an ethics consultant. 


Program dates: September 30, 2020-May 25, 2021
Application deadline: September 7, 2020