Call for Applications: McDonald-Agape Fellowship in Bioethics at Georgetown University; Deadline: February 6, 2023
Through a generous grant from the McDonald-Agape Foundation, The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is pleased to announce that we are seeking applications for the 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, 2023. Priority will be given to physicians, but those with other terminal degrees are also eligible. Priority also will be given to candidates with a demonstrated Christian orientation to their work in ethics, broadly construed. 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. More information
AUGUST Dr. Jim Giordano was interviewed at Front Line Genomicson Ethics, Biosecurity and Genomic Data
JULYDr. Sarah Vittone was interviewed at AMDG: A Jesuit Podcast about the Lourdes Magis Immersion Program for nursing students at Georgetown. Listen here and read the GUMC story
MAYThe 2022 Pellegrino Symposium, “Medical Education and the Moral Enterprise of Medicine,”took place on Friday, May 13, 2022 f 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.
MARCH Myles Sheehan SJ, MD was quoted in an NBC News story on Long COVID
2022 John Collins Harvey Lecture: 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, hosted the conversation via Zoom. More information
DECEMBERDr. 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
OCTOBER PCCB director 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 a series presented in collaboration with the CHAUSA. Watch the webinar here.
MAY The Annual Pellegrino Symposium took place via Zoom and commemorated the Center’s thirty years. Titled “This Moment in Bioethics,” the event was a reflection on the unprecedented events of the past year. Speakers discussed recent trends in bioethics, confrontedthe deleterious effects of racism in patient care and medicine, and considered the future for ethics at Georgetown and the development of the Emergent Ethics Network. As part of this new initiative, the Pellegrino Center will be collaborating with other centers at Georgetown to provide international leadership on emerging issues in bioethics, environmental justice, the use of big data and data analytics, as well as the ongoing need for deep philosophical reflection and study in ethics across disciplines. The Network as part of its mission will incorporate ongoing philosophical reflection and study in ethics across disciplines
FEBRUARY The Annual John Collins Harvey Lecture featured A Conversation with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci. View the recording
JANUARY Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, was appointed Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics
MAY Jim Giordano, PhD received a Tropaia award for teaching excellende from the School for Summer and Continuing Education; Affiliate Faculty member Mike Fernandez, MD was honored with the Golden Apple award from GUSOM in recognition of his contribution to the education GUSOM students.