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The Department of Medical History and Bioethics dates back to 1950, when the University of Wisconsin Medical School created a Department of the History of Medicine, the second department of its kind in the country. The Program in Medical Ethics has been an integral part of the department since its founding in 1973.   (More information --> About Us)

Ebola in Context - Panel Discussion

The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is unprecedented in its magnitude. Focusing on the deeply entwined history between West Africa and Western industrialized nations, five expert panelists will draw on the social dimensions of Ebola to shed light on the responsibilities of an interconnected global community.

This panel discussion will be held on October 29 (Wednesday) at 7:00 pm in the Great Hall, Memorial Union (4th Floor). For more details, see Events.

Welcome to Aaron G. Wightman

We welcome Aaron G. Wightman, MD, MA, Assistant Professor in the Medical History and Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics. He is a pediatric nephrologist and has research interests in ethical issues around informed consent and related research ethics questions.

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