DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy

The Role of Religion in Health Care

February 22, 2021 (6 p.m. - 8:10 p.m. EST)

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6:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health, Grand Valley State University

Paul Farr, MD
Retired Physician and Colloquy Planning Committee Member

6:05 p.m.


P. Doug Kindschi, PhD (Moderator)
Kaufman Interfaith Institute, Grand Valley State University

6.10 p.m.


Ana S. Iltis, PhD
Carlson Professor of University Studies; Professor of Philosophy; 
Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society; 
Wake Forest University

Director, The Ohio State University Center for Bioethics; 
Director, Division of Bioethics, Department of Biomedical Education
& Anatomy; Hagop S. Mekhjian, M.D. Chair in Medical Ethics & Professionalism 
The Ohio State University


7:10 p.m.

Question and Answer Segment

(Moderated by P. Douglas Kindschi)


8:10 p.m.


Notes and Reminders

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Save the Date!

September 27, 2021

DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy

Triage and the Allocation of Scarce Resources

Our speakers will be Dr. Bernard Lo of the Greenwall Foundation, and Dr. Scott Halpern from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Information on registration will be sent out via e-mail.

Questions may be directed to Diane Dykstra at or (616) 331-5876.

More information can be found on the DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy website

We Thank Our Sponosrs!

Principal Sponsors

Grand Valley State University Office of Vice Provost for Health

Spectrum Health

Major Sponsors

Mercy Health

Metro Health University of Michigan Health

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