Faculty Scholars Program

Farr Curlin, MD

Class of 2009
  • Josiah Trent Professor of Medical Humanities
Duke University
Scholar Project

Farr A. Curlin is Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, Senior Fellow in the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and Co-Director of the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative at Duke University. Before moving to Duke in 2014, he founded and was Co-Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago. At Duke, Dr. Curlin practices and teaches hospice and palliative medicine, and he works with colleagues across the university to develop opportunities for education and scholarship at the intersection of theology, medicine, and culture. He is co-author of The Way of Medicine: Ethics and the Healing Profession (Notre Dame University Press, 2021), as well as more than one hundred and thirty articles and book chapters dealing with the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice.

For more information, visit: https://divinity.duke.edu/faculty/farr-curlin

Variance on the Margins of Religion and Medicine

Grant Cycle: 2005 - 2006

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