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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

About

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a 25-year history of interdisciplinary research and teaching at every level of medical education. Begun as a way of encouraging reflection on values issues in medicine, the center has expanded to promote and support interdisciplinary work in bioethics, the medical humanities, and the values-oriented social sciences.

Mission: To advance bioethics and medical humanities in the modern, diverse, expanding healthcare environment through education, application, innovation, and thought leadership.

Vision: To lead local, national, and global efforts in bioethics and medical humanities that improve healthcare education, delivery, research, and scholarship.

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  • Director’s Message
    Meet our director Kelly N Michelson, MD/MPH; learn about her vision for the center
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  • History
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  • Alumni
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  • Contact Us
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Kelly Michelson, MD/MPH

Kelly N Michelson, MD, MPH, FCCM, FAAP, HEC-C
Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Professor of Pediatrics
Julia and David Uihlein Professor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities