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The Pellegrino Center provides university-based ethics resources for individuals who 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.
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SAVE the DATE! The 2023 Pellegrino Symposium will take place via ZOOM on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 1-3 pm EDT. More information coming soon.
Dr. Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, along with Dr. Dan Sulmasy, Dr. Kevin Donovan, and Dr. Allen Roberts, presented on “Brain Death: Diagnosis, Difficulties, and Potential Redefinition” on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 1 – 1:45 pm ET as part of the Catholic Health Association’s Emerging Topics in Catholic Health Care webinar series, co-sponsored by the Pellegrino Center. View the recording
The 2023 John Collins Harvey Lecture, “Covert Consciousness and Clinical Ethics: Neuroscience and Normative Obligations: A Conversation with Joseph J. Fins, M.D.” took place Friday, February 3, 2023 via Zoom. More information and recording
PCCB’s Dr. Claudia Sotomayor and Dr. Sarah Vittone were featured in a GUMC story on the Pellegrino Student Scholars Program
“Doctors Gave the Orders: 75 Years After the Nuremberg Medical Trial” Symposium co-sponsored with The Kennedy Institute of Ethics took place on December 1-2, 2022 More information
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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.