Program on Medicine and Religion

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The Program on Medicine and Religion Fund

The Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago is a leading forum for scholarship and discourse at the intersection of medicine and religion. It fosters rigorous empirical, historical, theological, ethical, and legal scholarship to enrich our understanding of the meaning of illness and the myriad ways in which religion and medicine both respond to the human predicaments of illness, injury, disability, suffering, and death.

We hope that you will consider partnering with us. Your unrestricted gift would help fund the Program on Medicine and Religion’s many efforts to promote teaching and scholarship regarding the moral and spiritual dimensions of medicine, a subject which receives inadequate academic attention despite strong public and professional interest in the topic.

In addition to its support of several faculty research initiatives, the Program currently administers two-year career development awards for junior faculty, hosts monthly seminars for scholars and students in and around Chicago, and spearheads an annual conference series that now attracts an interdisciplinary community of scholars and health professionals from across the country and abroad.

The Program is a collaborative effort involving the Department of Medicine and the Divinity School.


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