Past Dining Dilemmas

Exploring Bioethics and Building Community

March 20, 2024

Cutting and Pasting Our Way to Health: Editing Human Embryos?

February 27, 2024

OneHealth: Why humans, animals, and the environment live and die as one

November 8, 2023

Bacterial Scissorhands – Is Gene Editing the Future “Cure” for Genetic Diseases?

Mar 31, 2021

COVID:  Will we be able to BUILD on what we have learned?

Oct 27, 2021

Covering Covid: Who SHOULD get a slice of pie?

Oct 30, 2019

Racing For health: Is Everyone at the Starting Line?

Mar 28, 2019

Regenerative Medicine: Coming Soon to Your Operating Theater – started with the documentary film created by Wake Forest faculty, Five Minutes.

Nov 6, 2018

A Deadly Dose: What is Your Role in the Opioid Epidemic?

Apr 17, 2018

Going Viral: The 1918 Flu Pandemic In Winston-Salem and Beyond at Reynolda House.

Nov 14, 2017

Am I My “Brother’s/Sister’s” Medical Keeper?

Apr 12, 2017

Too Young for Healthcare Insurance? The American Healthcare Act vs. The Affordable Healthcare Act – Panel discussion.

Nov 8, 2016

Telehealth: The Computer Will See You Now

Mar 30, 2016

Part II – Life, Liberty and….Healthcare? Panel discussion.

Mar 20, 2016

Part I – Escape Fire…The Movie – The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Oct 27, 2015

Part II – Dinner & Discussion of the play WIT and its themes

Oct 14, 2015

Part I – The play WIT – Follows the Story of Professor Vivian Bearing as she battles cancer

Mar 25, 2015

Informed Consent

Nov 5, 2014

The Patient-Physician Relationship

April 2, 2014

Evolutionary versus Racial Medicine: Why it Matters – ‘The Waiting Room’: An exploration of health care access, race, and poverty.

Nov 6, 2013

Anji Wall, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt – global health issues and introduced the notions of cultural competence and cultural humility to pre-health professions students

April 8, 2013

Eugenics and Forced Sterilization

Nov 13, 2012

Contagion and Ethics in Public Health Emergencies Eugenics and Forced Sterilization


What Students are Saying

“When I was a first-year student, Dr. Lord inspired me to pursue my goal – at the time – of going to medical school…. Recently, I changed career plans away from medicine, and I have tremendously valued being able to contribute to the Dining Dilemmas discussion as an economics major, and I am looking forward to future discussions with this outstanding group of students and professors.”

“Dining Dilemmas gave me the opportunity to step outside of the stressful, pre-med, ‘work, work, work’ bubble and to engage with my peers early on about topics that are incredibly relevant to my medical education. It humanized the work for me and it introduced me to my current roommate and dearest friend.”

“The Dining Dilemmas program was a wonderful opportunity to be introduced to some of medicine’s greatest ethical challenges in a supportive and fun environment. I believe it is an invaluable experience for future healthcare students to be exposed to some of the conundrums they will face in their careers ahead of time…

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