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PCCB’s Vittone, Taylor Help Develop Ethics Toolkit for New ‘Essentials’ of American Association of Colleges of Nursing Guide

Dr. Carol Taylor, professor of advanced nursing practice and former director of the PCCB, and Dr. Sarah Vittone, assistant professor of professional nursing practice and clinical ethicist at the PCCB, helped develop a new 10-page ethics-related toolkit to support a major, multi-focused guide for how nursing schools educate their beginning and graduate-level nursing students. Read more

2022 John Collins Harvey Lecture to be A Conversation with Farr Curlin, MD on “The Way of the Healer”

Farr Curlin, MD, is Josiah Trent Professor of Medical Humanities and Co-Director
of the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative at Duke University. Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, MD, Director of the PCCB, Professor of Medicine, and Lauler Chair in Catholic Health Care Ethics, will host the conversation via Zoom. More information

Sheehan presents on Medically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration

Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, MD presented the Oct. 14 webinar Emerging Topics in Catholic Health Care Ethics Session 4: “Medically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration” as part of the Emerging Topics in Catholic Health Care Ethics series presented in collaboration with the PCCB. Watch the webinar here.

Call for Applications: McDonald-Agape Fellowship in Bioethics at Georgetown University

August 25, 2021

Through a generous grant from the McDonald-Agape Foundation, The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is pleased to announce this call for applications for the 2022-2024 McDonald-Agape Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics. The Fellowship is designed to promote the academic career of a junior scholar with outstanding potential for scholarship and leadership in bioethics. We are inviting applications from exceptional candidates for this two-year fellowship, which will begin in July 2022.  Priority will be given to physicians, but those with other terminal degrees are also eligible. Some previous education in bioethics is required, but a formal degree in ethics is not necessary. The program is highly selective. Only one candidate will be accepted each year.

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PCCB to collaborate with CHA on Webinar Series

June 25th, 2021

The Catholic Health Association is offering a monthly series of webinars from July to December to address critical ethical issues in caring for patients and families in Catholic hospitals,…

2021 John Collins Harvey Lecture

January 22nd, 2021

The 18th Annual John Collins Harvey Lecture A Conversation with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Friday, February 19 3:00 pm EST Link to recording Link to transcript The legacy of Dr. John…


September 1st, 2020

May 21, 2021 Feb. 19, 2021 The Pellegrino Center hosted the 18th Annual John Collins Harvey Lecture: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Nov. 6, 2020 The Pellegrino Center for…

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 movements like Black Lives Matter and with Georgetown…

COVID-19 Resources

April 2nd, 2020

Page updated regularly. See also: Upcoming and Recent PCCB Faculty Publications and Presentations at PCCB Faculty Address COVID-19 Crisis Catholic Ethics and the Challenge of…

PCCB Faculty Address COVID-19 Crisis

April 1st, 2020

Page updated regularly. See also: PCCB COVID-19 Resources Ongoing and Recent Activities: G. Kevin Donovan MD, MA, Director of the Pellegrino Center, is working closely in…