Thelma Shobe Endowed Lectureship in Ethics and Spirituality

Current Thelma Shobe Lectureships

2018 to be announced at a later date

Previous Thelma Shobe Lectureships

  2018  2017  2016
  2015  2014  2013
  2012  2011  2010
  2009    2008    2007  



  • Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, Msc, MSL, MA "Health Equity and Justice in a Shifting Health System Landscape"
    Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy
    School of Social Policy and Practice
    University of Pennsylvania



    • Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, "Moral Resilience: Individual Strategies for Addressing Moral Distress"
      Berman Institute of Bioethics
      School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University


      • Alisia L. Carse, PhD, "Giving Conscience a Voice; Moral Distress and Constructive Moral Anger"
        Associate Professor
        Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University


      • Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, PhD, "Religion and the Case for Women's Reproductive Freedom"
        The Soul Repair Center
        Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University
      • Margaret Olivia Little, PhD, "Abortion, Conscience, and the Ethics of Provision"
        Director and Professor
        Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University


      • Arthur Frank, PhD, "Sacred Stories as Companions to Pain, Suffering, and Care"
        Professor Emeritus
        University of Calgary

      Shobe 2012: Frank from UCSF on Vimeo.


      • Hubert L. Dreyfus, PhD, "Shining in Practice: Meaning and Excellence in Health Care"
        Philosopher and Professor
        University of California, Berkeley

      Shobe 2011: Dreyfus from UCSF on Vimeo.


      • Carol Taylor, RN, MSN, PhD, "Living the 'Good' Life: Spirituality, Ethics, and Integrity"
        Founding Member and Previous Director
        Center for Clinical Bioethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

      Shobe 2010: Taylor from UCSF on Vimeo.


      • Lee S. Shulman "The Pedagogical Imperative in the Health Sciences: The Challenges of Professional Formation"
        Educational Psychologist, Professor Emeritus, and Past President
        Stanford Graduate School of Education
        Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 

      Shobe 2009: Shulman from UCSF on Vimeo.


      • Daniel Sulmasy, OFM, MD, PhD, "Rediscovering the Joy of Practice"
        Professor and Associate Director
        Divinity School at University of Chicago
        MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

      Shobe 2008: Sulmasy from UCSF on Vimeo.


      • Margaret E. Mohrmann, MD, PhD, "Spirituality, Ethics, Medicine: Uneasy Partners"
        Professor and Director
        University of Virginia
        Program of Biomedical Ethics, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, UVA