Overview of Programs & Activities

Education Programs & Interactive Discussions

CHeEtAH develops and presents educational programs for health care professionals, students, and interested community members on a variety of issues in health care ethics and humanities. Two Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited programs in the regularly scheduled series (RSS) are the Evening Ethics and the Literature and Health Care programs. 

ACHeEtAH presents two to three Internal Medicine Grand Rounds per year and holds interactive discussions of ethics cases for resident conferences/seminars for the University of Utah and Veterans Memorial Hospitals.

Visiting Speakers & Events

CHeEtAH hosts three speakerships each year:

The Max and Sara Cowan Memorial Lectureship is endowed and  supports a visiting speaker in health care ethics and humanities who presents an Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, a public lecture, and at Evening Ethics.

The David Green Memorial Lectureship in Pediatrics is named in honor of a pediatric ethicist and past member of the Medical Ethics and Humanities Division that has become CHeEtAH. This lectureship is co-sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and the Primary Children’s Hospital Medical Executive Committee.    The David Green speaker presents at Pediatric Grand Rounds and facilitates an Evening Ethics session.

The Health Humanities Lectureship continues to be developed and was initiated in 2019.


CHeEtAH also often collaborates with other campus entities to host speakers and events that engage ethics and humanities topics. For example, working with the Tanner Humanities Center in 2012, made it possible to welcome  a prominent speaker like Abraham Verghese.  In 2015, the Medical Ethics collaborated with UtahPresents to bring Michael Milligan’s performance “Mercy Killers” to campus.  

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