The PCCB faculty and staff pledge solidarity with social movements like Black Lives Matter and with Georgetown leadership who are seeking to promote justice and to address systemic racism and discrimination. Read more
The Pellegrino Center provides university-based ethics resources for individuals that shape and give health care. We are committed to the dynamic interplay between theory and practice, experience, and reflection. Center scholars bring expertise in theology, philosophy, basic science, and clinical practice to today’s ethical challenges. We seek to promote serious ethical reflection and discourse in pursuit of a just society and health care that affirms the dignity and social nature of all persons.
Save the Date! The 2023 John Collins Harvey Lecture, “Covert Consciousness and Clinical Ethics: Neuroscience and Normative Obligations: A Conversation with Joseph J. Fins, M.D.” will take place on Friday, February 3, 2023 via Zoom. More information coming soon.
PCCB’s Dr. James Giordano interviewed at Front Line Genomics on Ethics, Biosecurity and Genomic Data — see https://frontlinegenomics.com/a-spotlight-on-james-giordano/ (new window)
The 2022 Pellegrino Symposium, “Medical Education and the Moral Enterprise of Medicine,” took place on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 2-4 pm EDT via Zoom and featured a conversation with Leon Jones, MD, Dean for Medical Education, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and David J. Skorton, MD, President & CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges.
The 2022 Pellegrino Student Scholars Essay Award Winners, Taylor Christie Carver, RN (GU School of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, 2023) and Dillon Williams, MS (GU School of Medicine, 2025) were also recognized at this event.
The 2022 John Collins Harvey Lecture, “The Way of the Healer: A Conversation with Farr Curlin, MD,” took place on Friday, February 25, 2022 via Zoom. Read more
PCCB’s Vittone, Taylor Help Develop Ethics Toolkit for New ‘Essentials’ of American Association of Colleges of Nursing Guide Read more
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Your Health: A Sacred Matter
Watch this public television documentary on spirituality, religion, and medicine. Earn two free credits of CME/CEU for watching the entire film.