Center for Ethics and Humanities
in the Life Sciences

College of Human Medicine



Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

About the lecture series

The bioethics brownbag lecture series was started by the Center in the mid 1990s. Over the years, the series has featured countless speakers from all over the United States and the rest of the world. Lecture topics frequently stem from bioethics history, current research, theory, law and health policy, and more.

How can I attend a lecture?

You can join us in person or watch live online! Lectures are held on MSU’s campus in East Lansing from 12-1 pm EST. See individual event details for room locations. Feel free to bring your lunch! Complimentary beverages and light snacks will be provided.

You can watch online from any location by visiting Here are some instructions for your first time joining the webinar, or if you have attended or viewed them before, go to the meeting!

If you can’t make it to a lecture or can’t watch it live online, don’t worry! All our lectures are recorded and posted in our archive, which dates back to 2010. To view a list of lectures from 2002-2010 that were not recorded, click here.

Upcoming Lecture

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Crossing the Biology to Pathobiology Threshold: Distinguishing Precision Health from Precision Medicine

Christopher H. Contag, PhD
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

October 11, 2017
12 - 1 pm; C102 Patenge Room, East Fee Hall

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