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Duquesne Center for Healthcare Ethics Presents ‘Medical Ethics in an Era of Bioethics’

The Duquesne University Center for Healthcare Ethics will present Medical Ethics in an Era of Bioethics, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in the Power Center Ballroom on Duquesne’s campus.

Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, will deliver his address on medical ethics and bioethics. The discussion is part of the David Kelly Bioethics Lectures.

Pellegrino served as chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics, was the John Carroll Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics and the former director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. He also has served the Center for the Advanced Study of Ethics at Georgetown University, and the Center for Clinical Bioethics.

Pellegrino received his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and his medical degree from New York University. He served residencies in medicine at Bellevue, Goldwater Memorial, and Homer Folks Tuberculosis hospitals before becoming a research fellow in renal medicine and physiology at New York University. During Pellegrino’s 60-plus years in medicine and university administration, he has been departmental chairman, dean, vice chancellor and president.

The author of more than 575 published items in medical science, philosophy, and ethics and a member of numerous editorial boards, he is a distinguished fellow with The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity.

Pellegrino is a Master of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and has received many academic awards.

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

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/chce.

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