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Tracing the Development of Bioethics: Duquesne Center for Healthcare Ethics Offers Retrospective by Italian Professor

Duquesne University's Center for Healthcare Ethics will present The Signs of the Times: from the Vatican II to the Birth and Development of Bioethics, as part of the David F. Kelly Bioethics Lectures.

The free, public event from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in Room 613 of the Duquesne Union will feature Dr. Renzo Pegoraro, professor of bioethics at the University of Padua's School for Obstetricians of the Faculty of Medicine. He has published articles in journals and books on different issues in biomedical ethics, in particular, religion and bioethics, human experimentation, organ transplantation and elderly care.

The David F. Kelly Bioethics Lectures invites nationally and internationally prominent scholars to lecture at Duquesne each fall and spring semester on current and emerging topics in bioethics. The purpose of the series is to provide ethics leadership on the crucial issues in health care today.

For more information, contact Glory Smith at 412.396.4504.

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