Center for Global Health Ethics

Ethics is the foundational root of any healthcare practice. Healthcare ethics is an interdisciplinary field in a globalized context that engages clinical, organizational, professional, and research issues related to medicine, science, law, policy, social science, and the humanities.

The Center for Global Health Ethics provides scholarly and professional training in healthcare ethics consistent with the Catholic, Spiritan identity of Duquesne University. The University is committed to an ecumenical and diverse atmosphere in order to celebrate education of the mind, heart, and spirit, and to cultivate academic excellence, ethically responsible judgement, and social justice. Our goal is to engage and enlighten the minds of future healthcare professionals, teachers, and researchers, promoting excellence in scholarship and training to advance discourse on healthcare ethics in research, education, and service.

At Duquesne University's Center for Global Health Ethics, students, professors, and healthcare ethics professionals come together to explore scenarios, issues and current events in healthcare ethics, and ask difficult questions that drive meaningful change in various ethics fields. In addition to academic courses such as Global Bioethics and Genetics and Ethics, the Center offers multiple degree programs including Catholic Healthcare Ethics. Students at the Center have the opportunity to complete clinical ethics rotations and internships that provide valuable, hands-on experience supervised by faculty. The Center sponsors regular Kelly Lecture Series and facilitates networking events with influential ethics professionals, creating a strong community of inspirational minds and thought-leaders in healthcare ethics.

Apply now to jumpstart your ethics career at Duquesne University's Center for Global Health Ethics!


Kelly Lecture March 2022

Paul Ford's Kelly Lecture Flyer

Zoom link for Kelly Lecture:

Spring 2022 Course Syllabi

The Course Syllabi for the following classes are now available to students:

HCE-6/748 Clinical Ethics

Junior Rotations Spring 2022 Schedule

HCE-6/781 Senior Rotations I

HCE-6/782 Senior Rotations II

Senior Rotations Spring 2022 Schedule

Rangos Prizes - "Four Minutes To Win It!"

Rangos Prizes Announces Winners of Virtual Pitch Competition

The John G. Rangos Sr. Prizes have announced the winners of the Four Minutes to Win It! virtual pitch competition. Congratulations to the two teams from the Center who won awards:

New Student Winners
Emerging Leaders in AI and Digital Stewardship
Anna Meurer, Amanda Altobell, Lukas Chandler, Tina Nguyen

Advancing Student Winners
Improving Clinical Competency for the Next Generation of Ethics Consultants and Committee Members through Consultation Simulations
Adele Flaherty, Andrew Harrington, Elizabeth Balskus, Hillary Villarreal


2021 Virtual GRS Award Winners

The Duquesne community learned together as 89 graduate students from 7 schools virtually presented their research during the annual 2021 Graduate Research Symposium in March.

Congratulations to the following PhD students from the Center:

Award for Graduate Research in Ethics

Seeking Moral Equality within Professional Hierarchies: An Ethical Analysis of Interprofessional Conflict in the Healthcare Environment
Anna Meurer
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts ‖ Center for Global Health Ethics
Faculty Advisor: Gerard Magill Ph.D.

Award for Graduate Research in Ethics 

"Webside" Manner? Fostering Trust and Communication in the (Virtual) Patient-Healthcare Professional Relationship
Lukas Chandler
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts ‖ Center for Global Health Ethics

Common Good Research Award 

Catholic Terminal Sedation: A New Framework for Providing Terminal Palliative Sedation as a Requirement in Catholic Healthcare Organizations
Noah Dimas
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts ‖ Center for Global Health Ethics
Faculty Advisor: Gerard Magill Ph.D.

Congratulations Recent Spring 2021 Graduates!

A hearty congratulations to the following for receiving their respective degrees:

Yoelit Lipinsky, PhD
Jude Anyaeche
Nikolija Lukich
, PhD
Deesa Mrvos
, PhD

We are all so proud of you and know you will accomplish great things!