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Successful Dissertation Defenses

Congratulations to Our Successful Candidates

Aiyub Mohammad Fahad Alwehaibi successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Altruism, Autonomy, and Human Dignity for the Sustainibility of Post-Mortal Organ Donation." Aiyub will graduate in May 2017.








Philip Taraska 
successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "How Can the Use of Human Enhancement (HE) Technologies in the Military be Ethically Assessed?" Philip will graduate in May 2017.













Fr. John Twinomujuni 
successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Truth Telling Beyond Borders: An African Perspective." Fr. John will graduate in May 2017.















Kia Aramesh 
successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "An Ethical Framework for Global Governance for Health Research." Kia will graduate in May 2017.










Michael Afolabi
 successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Public Health Disasters: A Global Ethical Framework." Michael will graduate in May 2017.










Stella Morden
successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation, "The Ethical Right to Health Care in the Affordable Care Act." Stella will graduate in May 2017.








Jordan Potter
successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Revamping the United States Organ Donation System: An Ethical Justification for Compensated Live Organ Donation." Jordan will graduate in May 2017.






Katherine D. McCord 
successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation, "The Ethics of Futility Across the Age Continuum." Katherine will graduate in May 2017.








Saleh Alnahdi 
successfully defended his Ph.D. defense, "The Ethical Obligation for Disclosure of Medical Error in the Intensive Care Unit." Saleh will graduate in May 2017.







Ahmed Bukhari 
successfully defended his Ph.D. defense, "Universal Principles of Bioethics and Patient Rights in Saudi Arabia." Ahmed will graduate in May 2017.










Leah Jeunnette
successfully defended her Ph.D. defense, "The Ethical Analysis of the Connection Between Hope and Fertility Preservation." Leah will graduate in December 2016.










Dozie R. Egbe successfully defended his DHCE defense, "An Ethical Argument for a Specific Model of Palliative Care in Nigeria." Dozie will graduate May 2017.









Peter A. Depergola II 
successfully defended his Ph.D. defense, "The Neuroethical Case Against Cognitive Memory Manipulation." Peter will graduate on Friday, May 6th, 2016.









Abeer Alamri
successfully defended her Ph.D. defense, "How can a Focus on the Ethical Notions of Dignity and Respect For Autonomy Help to Improve Healthcare for Elderly People in Islamic Countries?" Abeer will graduate on Friday, May 6th, 2016.








Melissa Berdell
successfully defended her DHCE defense, "The Social Obligation to Reduce Stigma in order to Increase Utilization of Mental Health Services." on Thursday April 7th, 2016.







Kaneen Allen successfully defended her DHCE defense, "The Ethical Justification of Extending Holistic Care to Complementary and Alternative Medicine." on Thursday April 7th 2016.











Barbara Postol 
successfully defended her dissertation, "Adopting The UNESCO Ethics Model To Critique Disease Mongering" on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016










Rasha Bokhari successfully defended her dissertation, "Improving Patient Safety As A Function Of Organizational Ethics In the Delivery of Healthcare In Saudi Arabia." on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.








John Welch
 successfully defended his dissertation, "The Development of a New Model for Assessing African-American Spirituality in Palliative Care." on Thursday, December 10, 2015.










Sharon R. Higginbothan successfully defended her dissertation, "A New Model for the Ethical Analysis of Care for Refugee Women who Experience Female Genital Cutting" on Thursday, December 10, 2015.












 

 



Aimee Zellers successfully defended her dissertation, "Rethinking Ethics Assessment in Health Technology Assessment: A Non-linear Approach" on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Aimee will graduate in May.









Jillian A. Walsh successfully defended her dissertation, "An Enhanced Model for Parental Decision Making for Pediatric Care" on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Jillian will graduate in May.








Shelley Kobuck
successfully defended her dissertation, "Moral Courage: A Requirement for Ethical Decision Making in Nursing Home Leadership" on Friday, March 27, 2015. Shlley will graducate in May.












Jim Benedict
successfully defended his dissertation, " Covenant Consent: A Revised Consent Model for Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation" on
Friday, March 27, 2015. Jim will graduate in May.












Alex Garvey successfully defended his dissertation, "Organizational Ethics For Sponsorship and Governance In Catholic Healthcare" on Monday, March 23, 2015. Alex will graduate in May.








Sarah Stockey successfully defended her DHCE project, "The Ethical Contrast between the Catholic Concept of Personal Dignity and the Secular Concept of Procreative Liberty for Infertility Treatment" on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Sarah graduated in December 2014.





Evaristus Obi successfully defended his dissertation, " An Ethical Justification for Post-Trial Access to Anti-Retroviral Drugs for Participants and Host populations in Developing Countries: A Global Justice Perspective" on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Evaristus graduated in December 2014.




Lianne Glaus
  successfully defended her DHCE project, "Ethical Justification of the Practice of Palliative Sedation as Part of a Continuum of Palliative Care" on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Lianne graduated in December 2014.


Josie Badger successfully defended her doctoral project "A Requirement of Justice: A Consistent Approach to Healthcare for Elders and Adolescents with Chronic Needs" on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Josie graduated in May 2014.

Josie was featured in these two stories: "The sky is the limit for Josie Badger" in the Ellwood City Ledger, and "A Story of Overcoming the Odds" on the Blog of Duquesne's School of Liberal Arts.


Kathy Gennuso successfully defended her doctoral project "Reexamining the obligation for patient advocacy in healthcare facilities" on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Kathy graduated in May 2014.


McKinley after the defenseErin McKinley successfully defended her doctoral project "Enhancing the Model of Constrained Parental Autonomy Regarding Decision-Making for Minors" on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Erin graduated in December 2013.


Jessica with her Dog

Jessica Minor successfully defended her dissertation "A Revised Model for Informed Consent in Predictive Genetic Testing" on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Jessica graduated in December 2013.

 


Fr. Peter after the successful defenceFr. Peter Osuji successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, THE CONTRIBUTION OF AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE FOR A MODEL OF RELATIONAL AUTONOMY IN INFORMED CONSENT on Tuesday, March 19th and graduated May, 2013.

 

 

 

 


Amy after the successful defenceAmy VanDyke successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, An Ethical Justification of Weight Loss Surgery, on Tuesday, March 19th and graduated May, 2013.

 

 

 

 


Fr. John Mary after his successful defenceFr. John Mary Mooka Kamweri successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, THE ETHICAL BALANCE BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL AND POPULATION HEALTH INTERESTS TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE PANDEMICS AND EPIDEMICS, on February 28th and graduated May, 2013.

 

 

 

 


Kathy after the successful defence

Kathryn E. Wilt, MSN, RN successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, Simulation-Based Learning in Healthcare Ethics Education on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 and graduated December 2012.

 

 

 

 


 Fr. Leonard Chuwa, A.J., M.A. successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, Interpreting the Cluture of Ubuntu:  The Contribution of a Representative Indigenous Africa Ethics to Global Bioethics on September 13, 2012 and graduated December, 2012.

 

 

 

 


Sr. Thea Krause, CSFN successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, The Ethical Significance of the Virtuous Organization Inspired by Catholic Mission for the Delivery of Health Care on April 19, 2012 and graduated December, 2012.