WHY WE'RE RAISING FUNDS
Dr. Steven Miles, the Maas Family Foundation Chair and Professor of Medicine and Bioethics at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota, is retiring in June of 2017 after 40 years in bioethics and medicine. In celebration of his dedication to students, the Center for Bioethics is honoring him by creating a fund to provide scholarship money for bioethics students. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to assist our students. 100% of your donation will go to the students via the Center for Bioethics Graduate Student Support Fund. Your donation is 501(c)3 tax deductible.
Your donation will provide Bioethics graduate students:
- Assistance for student travel to attend or present research at national conferences
- Scholarships honoring excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities
- Need-based scholarships
- Student emergency funds
"This fall I was able to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. It was a great experience that offered opportunities to meet leaders in the field and other students working in similar areas. I was also able to participate in a meet the professor session that provided me with an opportunity to discuss my current study with an expert in my area of interest. Without travel funds available I would not have been able to attend and would have missed out on what was an instrumental experience that absolutely contributed to my research" --Ian Wolfe, MA Bioethics student; PhD Nursing student
"My studies at the Center have helped me see that 'doing the ethical thing' when faced with a tough clinical choice is not about trying some divine objective truth about right and wrong in the world. Instead, ethics is the day-to-day navigation of complex moral responsibilities we have in relation to one another. It's about finding the best way forward when faced with the difficult decisions of everyday life" --Nathan Scheiner, MA Bioethics student; MS3, UMN Medical School
ABOUT DR. STEVEN MILES
Steven Miles, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Bioethics and the Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He is an Affiliate Faculty for the University of Minnesota Law School's Concentration in Health Law and Bioethics. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Miles served as President of The American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and received its Distinguished Service Award. Among his other awards are the National Council of Teachers of English' George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language; the American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities' Human Rights Hero; and the Sullivan-Ballou Fund 's Award for Human Rights. Dr. Miles served as Chief Medical Officer with the American Refugee Committee overseeing medical relief for 45,000 refugees on the Thai-Cambodian border and developing treatment for tuberculosis.
Dr. Miles is the author of The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine and Oath Betrayed: America's Torture Doctors, as well as more than two hundred articles. He is the founder of the Doctors Who Torture Accountability Project, which monitors the commitment of countries to hold their physicians accountable for participating in torture. He is an advocate for persons with disabilities, persons with mental illnesses and for those who are imprisoned. He serves on the board of the Center for Victims of Torture. He has impacted understanding and practices in access to health care, end of life care, treatment of prisoners and refugee medicine. Dr. Miles' teaching and advocacy will be missed by many as he transitions into retirement. Dr. Miles was featured in the recent UMN Medical School Bulletin: read his article here.
If your career or education was influenced by Dr. Miles, please make a gift in his honor. Please share this page with friends, colleagues and fellow alumnae.
THE LEGACY OF DR. STEVEN MILES
"He has touched more lives in more ways than can be counted: the students who are impassioned by his humanitarian work as a physician, the refugees whose lives he has indelibly assisted, and the populations who have benefited from the humanity he assures them through better policies, legislation, or laws." --current Center for Bioethics faculty member
"Dr. Miles is widely known for being a--if not the--foremost authority on medical ethics and human rights in the United States, if not globally." --Center for Victims of Torture executive member
"Dr. Miles has had an incredible positive impact on the mental health community and we are very grateful for this work." --member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
"Dr. Miles' excellence and influence as a teacher must be noted." --Director, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR BIOETHICS
The mission of the Center for Bioethics is to advance understanding concerning ethical issues in health care and the life sciences, with a focus on the rights and interests of patients, research participants and the public. We carry out this mission by conducting original interdisciplinary research and scholarship, offering educational programs and courses, fostering public discussion and debate through community outreach activities, and helping to formulate public policy. The Center offers a diverse array of educational opportunities to meet the needs of members of the University community, professionals in health care and related fields, and interested members of the general public. The Center is open to all points of view regarding moral values and principles. Our work reflects a strong belief in combining the strengths of various disciplines and professions.
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