KIE scholar honored in renamed bioethics center

On March 15th, 2013, the Georgetown Medical Center renamed the Center for Clinical Bioethics in honor of Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, founding director of the Center and senior research scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

From the Georgetown University Medical Center:

The Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics was dedicated on March 15 following a day-long celebration at Georgetown University that began with a symposium titled Facts of Illness/Acts of Profession: Edmund Pellegrino and the Ethics of Health Care. More than 200 of Pellegrino’s colleagues and top scholars—all of whom are friends, but many who were also his students—gathered for the occasion.

Pellegrino is regarded as one of Georgetown’s pre-eminent scholars. He is now professor emeritus of medicine and medical ethics at GUMC in addition to being senior research scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and an adjunct professor in philosophy at Georgetown University. Previously, he directed the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the Center for the Advanced Study of Ethics. Among his other accolades, Pellegrino was president of the Catholic University of America; president and chairman of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center; vice president of Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center and chairman of the President George W. Bush’s Council on Bioethics from 2005-2009.

You can view photos from the symposium below and read more at the Georgetown University Medical Center website.