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Welcome to the Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

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

Edmund D. Pellegrino
Founding Director Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD ( (June 22, 1920 – June 13, 2013) Portrait by Jerry Crowley

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.

Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, MD Appointed Director of PCCB and Lauler Chair in Catholic Healthcare Ethics Read more

 COVID-19 Resources

PCCB Faculty Address COVID-19 Crisis

Upcoming Events

The 2020 Harvey Lecture & Pellegrino Symposium: In Celebration of Dr. Pellegrino’s 100th Birthday took place on March 5-6, 2020.

SAVE THE DATE: The 2021 Harvey Lecture will take place on February 19, 2021 via Zoom. More information coming soon.

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Center for Clinical Bioethics Programs

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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.



September 1st, 2020

McDonald Agape Virtual Conference – “I Was Sick and You Came to Visit Me: Reflections on the State of Pastoral Care” Nov. 6, 2020 The…

Statement of Solidarity

June 15th, 2020

The PCCB faculty and staff have witnessed the events of the past few weeks with anguish as well as hope. We pledge solidarity with social movemen…

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