Academic Programming and Medical Education

Through various academic and medical education programming, MIMEH strives to:
  • Create an academic clearinghouse for research and programming related to medicine, ethics and the Holocaust

  • Establish a consortium of undergraduate, graduate, and medical institutions dedicated to educating future generations regarding the importance of medicine, ethics, and the Holocaust

  • Present regularly scheduled webinars on numerous topics within the field from both students and recognized scholars

  • Develop a standardized online curriculum on medicine, ethics, and the Holocaust that can be offered at various international institutions

  • Provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for various courses and programs offered at local hospitals and universities and online

  • Establish a course on medicine, ethics, and the Holocaust as a requirement for graduate medical education and continuing medical education

The Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics, and the Holocaust will offer a variety of programs including webinars, lectures, and community events that will be offered to both the general public and those in the healthcare profession. Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists can receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits by participating in our programs.

We are proud to announce our 2016 Calendar of Events. These events are subject to change. Please check our website and Facebook page frequently for updates.

Upcoming Programs
Symposium: Global Bioethics, Human Rights and Public Policy Summer Program
6/19/17 9:00 am to 6/30/17 5:00 pm

Global Bioethics Initiative Summer Program

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), in collaboration with New York Medical College, invite students and professionals worldwide to attend the International Bioethics Summer School hosted by Pace University, College of Health Professions, Manhattan Campus. ... Read more

Symposium: When Physicians Failed Humanity
8/2/17 1:00 pm to 8/2/17 4:00 pm
This lecture is being presented as part of Pace University's PA course, "Professionalism and Biomedical Ethics." Dr. Stacy Gallin, Director of MIMEH, and Dr. Ellen Mandel, Pace University Clinical Professor, will be discussing the ways in which the participation ... Read more

Symposium: Triumph of the Human Spirit, from Auschwitz to Forgiveness,'
9/12/17 7:00 pm EST to 9/12/17 8:30 pm EST

Misericordia University Medical Humanities

Eva Mozes Kor will be presenting the final program of the Deadly Medicine Speaker Series, a collaborative project offered by Misericordia University's Medical and Health Humanities and the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust. ... Read more

On Demand Activities

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.  The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" exhibit traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.  The purpose of this webinar is to provide a guided tour of this exhibit so that healthcare professionals all over the world can benefit from this important resource.

Many scholars have argued that the field of human subject research ethics was created as a direct response to Josef Mengele and the medical experimentation that took place in Nazi concentration camps. While the barbarism disguised as scientific practice that took place during the Holocaust serves as the singular example of unethical human subject research, the history of the field demonstrates a host of medical failures that have violated not only the tenets of sound science, but also the personhood of those seeking relief from suffering. This webinar will provide a better understanding of the evolution of human subject research ethics through the examination of several examples of unethical human subject research experimentation during and after World War II.

In June of 1966, physician-researcher Henry K. Beecher published a paper entitled “Ethics and Clinical Research” in the New England Journal of Medicine.  His paper listed 22 examples of clinical research that raised ethical questions about the conduct of research by physicians at major universities, published in major medical journals, demolishing the widely-held position that concerns about unethical research conduct were relevant only to a small number of corrupt, non-respected researchers.

Fifty years later, Beecher’s paper is often cited as the most significant publication in human research ethics. This month, we will explore the history and motivation that led to Dr. Beecher’s ground-breaking publication, and the response from the research community.  We will also discuss the development, evolution and current state of human research protections.

Past Programs
Webinar: Promote Close Reading of Text through Audiovisual Primary Sources
6/15/17 7:00 pm EST to 6/15/17 8:00 pm EST
Free Professional Development Webinar-Learn strategies for promoting close reading through the use of audiovisual testimonies of witnesses to 20th century history. Visit the USC Shoah Foundation's iWitness website for more information an to RSVP. ... Read more

Second International Scholars Workshop on Medicine after the Holocaust, Israel
5/7/17 to 5/11/17

Fourth biennial CMATH Champions Trip to Germany and Poland
4/30/17 to 5/7/17

Symposium: Week of Remembrance
4/24/17 to 4/28/17
Join Dr. Tessa Chelouche, MIMEH Co-Director and author of the UNESCO Casebook on Bioethics and the Holocaust, Dr. Susan Miller, General Internal Medicine Research Chair and Institutional Review Board Chair at Houston Methodist Research Institute, and ... Read more

Symposium: UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 12th World Conference: Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law
3/21/17 to 3/23/17
Tessa Chelouche, Co-Director of MIMEH will be presenting, "The UNESCO Casebook on Bioethics and the Holocaust:" Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future. "The UNESCO Casebook on Bioethics and the Holocaust: Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future." ... Read more

Webinar: International Holocaust Remembrance Day Live Ceremony
1/27/17 11:00 AM to 1/27/17 11:45 AM
As part of a series of events commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 70th anniversary of the Doctors' Trial and the publication of the Nuremberg Code, Dr. Stacy Gallin, Founder and Director of MIMEH, will lead an intefaith ceremony ... Read more

Symposium: Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Doctors' Trial and the Nuremberg Code: What Have We Learned?
1/27/17 12:00 pm EST to 1/27/17 1:00 pm EST
Dr. Stacy Gallin, Founder and Director of MIMEH, will offer an International Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture on the 70th anniversary of the Doctors' Trial and the publication of the Nuremberg Code at Misericordia University. ... Read more

Symposium: How Healers Became Killers: Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics
1/26/17 7:00 pm EST to 1/26/17 8:30 pm EST
Dr. Patricia Heberer-Rice, Director of the Office of the Senior Historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Dr. Matthew Wynia, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, ... Read more

Webinar: Medical Experimentation During and After World War II
11/16/16 12:00 PM to 11/16/16 1:00 PM
Faculty: Susan Miller, M.D., M.P.H., FACP - John S. Dunn, Sr. Research Chair in General Internal Medicine and Chair of the Institutional Review Board at Houston Methodist Many scholars have argued that the field of human subject research ethics was ... Read more

Symposium: Holocaust Educational Foundation Lessons and Legacies XIV Conference
Tentative   11/3/16 to 11/6/16
The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age The Fourteenth Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference, sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University and Claremont McKenna College, ... Read more

Webinar: Fifty Years of Change: Henry K. Beecher and the Protection of Human Subjects
Tentative   10/10/16 12:00 PM to 10/10/16 1:00 PM
Faculty: Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D. Professor and Director of the Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Langone Medical Center Lindsay McNair, M.D., M.P.H., MSBioethics Chief Medical Officer, WIRB-Copernicus Group **This webinar will be presented via ... Read more

Symposium: Sixth National Congress on Bioethics in the Ukraine
9/27/16 to 9/30/16
The National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine, with the support of the National Academy of Medical Sciences and the Ministry of Health of the Ukraine will hold the Sixth National Congress on Bioethics from September 27, 2016-September 30, 2016 in Kiev. ... Read more

Symposium: Second European Symposium on Medicine and the Holocaust, Prague Czech Republic
9/7/16 to 9/9/16

Webinar: Comparative Bioethics: A Foundation for Considering Bioethical Issues in Medicine and Healthcare Policy
5/17/16 12:00 PM EST to 5/17/16 1:00 PM EST
Faculty: Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld- Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine;Visiting Professor, Rice University Program for Jewish Studies;Executive Director, Center for Medicine after the Holocaust The central role of the medical profession ... Read more

Symposium: Yom Hashoah Program: Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust
5/5/16 7:00 PM to 5/5/16 8:00 PM EST
The Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust (MIMEH) and Temple Shaari Emeth are pleased to present,"Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust: Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future." Please join Dr. Stacy Perlstein Gallin, Founder ... Read more

Exhibit: Medicine After the Holocaust in the Ukraine
4/29/16 to 4/30/16
Dr. Stacy Gallin will be presenting a lecture entitled, "The Ethical Implications of Nazi Medicine for Current Medical Practice, Healthcare Policy, and Human Rights Endeavors" as part of an international Conference on Medicine After the Holocaust in ... Read more

Webinar: Human Genetics: From Eugenics to the Human Genome Project and Beyond
4/18/16 12:00 PM EST to 4/18/16 1:00 PM EST
Faculty: Dr. Tessa Chelouche, Co-Director, MIMEH; Lecturer, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel; Family Physician The purpose of this webinar is to explore the chronology of the ethical dimensions of human genetics. ... Read more

Webinar: Medicine, Ethics, and the Holocaust: Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future
2/25/16 12:00 PM EST to 2/25/16 1:00 PM EST
Faculty: Dr. Stacy Perlstein Gallin - Founder and Director, MIMEH This webinar will focus on the abrogation of biomedical ethics in World War II Germany, demonstrating how the Holocaust is a unique example of medically sanctioned genocide. The biomedical ... Read more