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Inaugural Lecture Series

Loyola press release - March 2, 2005

INAUGURAL LECTURE SERIES

Wednesday, March 9

7 p.m.

Nunemaker Auditorium,

Monroe Hall

“Bioethics and Humanities”

Edmund Pellegrino, M.D.

Georgetown University Medical Center

Bioethics today is an interdisciplinary enterprise which draws on the humanities and social sciences as well as ethics. This lecture will describe how ethics serves as a bridge between the humanities and the sciences for health professionals.

Currently Professor Emeritus of medicine and medical ethics at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Pellegrino is also a fellow or member of twenty scientific, professional, and honorary societies. He has authored, coauthored, or edited 24 books. Pellegrino is listed in Who’s Who in America, America’s Men of Science, World’s Who’s Who in Science, and many other renowned publications. Pellegrino received his bachelor of science summa cum laude from St. John’s University and his doctorate of medicine from New York University. He has been the recipient of 45 honorary doctoral degrees and numerous other awards.