Center for Ethics and Humanities
in the Life Sciences

College of Human Medicine



Study Abroad

london study abroadSince 1986, students have been going to London through the Medical Ethics and Health Policy London Study Abroad program. This five-week summer program compares the ethics and health policy of U.S. health care delivery and the British National Health Service. Dr. Len Fleck serves at the course instructor. For more information on the Summer 2018 program, visit this page.

International Partnerships

The Center for Ethics faculty are continually working to establish and maintain international partnerships to connect and collaborate with a larger bioethics community. Below is a representation of ongoing projects and affiliations, and additional information about international programs is available on the MSU Bioethics Blog.

Zhengzou University and Southeast University

Henan Province and Nanjing, China

Tom Tomlinson is developing collaborations and exchanges with bioethics scholars and researchers here.


Ewha Womans University and Dong-A University

South Korea

Judy Andre and Tom Tomlinson are developing collaborations and exchanges with bioethics scholars and researchers here.


The Cochrane Collaboration, Developing Countries Field

Elizabeth Bogdan-Lovis serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Developing Countries Field, an entity within the Cochrane Collaboration.


University of Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica

MSU's College of Human Medicine and the University of Costa Rica are developing collaborations focusing on women's health. Elizabeth Bogdan-Lovis participated in the sessions to develop a bilateral residency exchange program in Obstetrics and Gynecology.


University of Malawi and Fogarty International Center

Zomba, Malawi

With the support of the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, we engaged in an international training program in partnership with the University of Malawi College of Medicine dedicated to enhancing bioethics capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our training grant assists African scholars to develop active research and teaching programs in the area of research ethics.