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Have you heard about bioethics and want to know more? It's BioEthics week from 10/15 - 10/19. Learn more about a topic of interest to you on the topic of BioEthics!

Monday, October 15th
Ways of Thinking about Health and Science, Role of Different World Views
Craig Hassel, Ph.D.
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Akerman 209
Host: Undergraduate Physiology Society

Tuesday, October 16th
Ethical Issues Concerning Genetic Counseling
Bonnie LeRoy, M.S., C.G.C
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: STSS 312
Host: Biology Without Borders

Wednesday, October 17th
Ethics of Healthcare Laws and Patient Treatment
Pre-Med AMSA
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: STSS 320
Host: Pre-Med American Medical Student Association

Thursday, October 18th
Personal Reflections on Testifying Against a Physician for War Crimes
Steven Miles, MD
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: MCB 2-122
Host: Future Leaders Aspiring in Science and Healthcare

Friday, October 19th
Ethics Concerning Pharmaceuticals in Medicine
Steven Miles, MD
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Location: STSS 312
Host: Minnesota Medical Leaders/Pre-Pharmacy Club

Wondering about different aspects of medicine? Thinking about becoming a physician and want to learn from the professionals? The student group, Minnesota Medical Leaders, presents Med Fair: A Week Focusing on Primary Care

Check out this week-long event, filled with speakers, students and more!

Speakers and Events:

Monday 10/15 @ 6:00pm:
Dr. Grant Morrison on Sports Medicine

Tuesday 10/16 @ 1:00pm:
Dr. Laura Sisson on Behavioral Health

Wednesday 10/17 @ 1:00pm:
Dr. Stewart Speedie on Telemedicine

Thursday 10/18 from 10:00am-2:00pm:
FAIR on the front lawn of Coffman: attend and get a chance to win a FREE Kaplan course!
@ 5:00pm:
Michael Pipestone on Family Medicine Practitioners

For more information, visit:

Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Campus Visit

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) coming to campus and is bringing seven national D.O. Medical Schools with them. Staff from AACOM will host an a information session and give students the opportunity to learn more about Osteopathic Medicine.

- Meet with (DO) Medical School Admissions Officers
- Learn about osteopathic medicine and medical schools
- Discover the best ways to prepare for medical schools

Thursday, Oct 18
4:30 - 7:00pm
2-620 Moos Tower
Open to all - no reservations required

There will be a general information session, followed by a resource fair with different Osteopathic Medical Schools from around the country, including:

- American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
- AT Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Kirksville
- AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
- Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
- Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
- Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia & Carolinas
- Kansas City Univ. of Med. & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA & Bradenton, FL
- Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
- West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

This is one of the only on campus opportunities that U of M students will have to connect with this many different colleges of osteopathic medicine! Open to all - no reservations required! Don't miss it!

Sponsored by AACOMand the Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota.

Don't Sit in Silence: Raising Awareness About Mental Health Issues

One thousand, 100 empty chairs will dot Coffman's Front Plaza serving as a stark reminder of how many college students in the United States die from suicide every year.

The "Don't Sit in Silence" display aims to draw attention to mental health issues college students face as part of the university's student-organized Mental Health Awareness Day (MHAD) 2012. Student organizers will have information to share about mental health resources available on campus.

What: Don't Sit in Silence: a Mental Health Awareness Day display
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a program from 12:15 to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 25
Where: Front Plaza, Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave., S.E. Minneapolis

To learn more, read the full press release here.

Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being

The 21st Annual Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture Healing Spaces:

The Science and Place of Well-Being
with Esther Sternberg, MD

Monday, April 30, 2012
4:00 pm followed by book-signing and refreshments
McNamara Center, Memorial Hall

The presentation will address how the science of the mind-body connection explains how stress can make one sick, how belief can help healing, how the social world affects health, and how the physical environment can affect the emotions, in turn helping or potentially harming healing. Understanding these concepts will allow healthcare providers to judge how and when to judiciously apply mind-body therapies in conjunction with classical therapeutic approaches to maintain health. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Henry L. Taylor Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement, and the University of Minnesota s School of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development and The Marsh: A Center for Balance and Fitness.

This lecture goes from 4 - 5:30 pm followed by a book-signing and refreshments at McNamara Center Memorial Hall. Cost $20/FREE for UMN students, 10% discount for UMAA/UMRA members. To register visit and click on the logo.

A Community Presentation:
The Science of Well-Being with Esther Sternberg, MD

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
7:00 pm followed by book signing and reception
The Marsh: A Center for Balance and Fitness in Minnetonka

From the spiritual to the psychosocial, how we feel is affected by everything from our surroundings to our diet to our relationships and stress levels. Drawing upon personal stories, scientific data and innovative research, Dr. Sternberg will deliver an eye-opening presentation about the role of mind-body therapies and lifestyle choices in our personal well-being.To register for this community gathering, please call The Marsh at 952-935-2202 and go to for more information.


Esther Sternberg, MD is internationally recognized for her discoveries of the science of the mind-body interaction in illness and healing, Dr. Esther M. Sternberg is a major force in mind-body-stress-wellness and environment inter-relationships. Author of best-selling Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being (2009) and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions (2000), creator and host of PBS television's The Science of Healing, Dr. Sternberg is recognized by the National Library of Medicine as one of 300 women physicians who changed the face of medicine. In 2011, Trinity College, Dublin awarded her a Doctorate Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) in Medicine for her contributions to medicine, on the occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the founding of Trinity College School of Medicine.