Program on Medicine and Religion

2014-2015 Seminar Series

Nov. 4, 2014, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Mohammed Ghaly, Ph.D., Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Islamic Perspectives on Cloning: Making Sharia Relevant in the Age of Genetics

Room J103, Medical Center

Paper: Muslim Perspectives on Cloning


Dec. 2, 2014, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Arshiya Baig, MPH, MD, University of Chicago

Is it the Setting or the Faith that Matters the Most in Faith-Based Health Interventions?

Room J103, Medical Center


Jan. 27, 2015, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Katherine Klima, PhD

Prenatal Genetic Screening and the Muslim Patient: From the Jurisconsults’ Bench to the Clinical Bedside

Room J103, Medical Center


Feb. 10, 2015, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Richard Miller, PhD, University of Chicago

Trauma, Medicine, and Improvisational Religion

Room M170, Medical Center

Paper: Trauma, Medicine, and Improvisational Religion 


Mar. 24, 2015, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Allison Kestenbaum, MA, MPA, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Role of Chaplains in Providing Care to Palliative Care Patients with Advanced Cancer

Room M170, Medical Center

Paper: Spiritual AIM and the Work of the Chaplain: A Model for Assessing Spiritual Needs and Outcomes in Relationship


Apr. 7, 2015, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Blase Polite, MD, University of Chicago

The role of God in  cancer care decision making: A Source of Racial Disparities?

Room J103, Medical Center


May 5, 2015, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Daniel Kim, MA, MPH, University of Chicago

Toward an Ethical Global Health: Augustinian Insights

Room J103, Medical Center