Alice D. and Frederick C. LaBrecque Lectures in Medical Ethics
Established in 2002 by the children of Alice D. and Frederick C. Labrecque '31, the annual lecture is intended to focus on medical ethics from the perspective of the Roman Catholic Church. It is intended that there will be a special emphasis on maternal and fetal issues. The lectureship will be promoted widely to the medical profession and general public, in addition to the University community. The visiting lecturer will be expected to allow sufficient time during his/her visit, to interact with students and faculty interested in the subject under discussion.
Monday, April 29, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
"Brain Death: Ethical Issues: 50 Years After the Harvard Study"
Professor Christine Mitchell, Executive Director of the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
Prof. Christopher Tollefsen, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of South Carolina
D. Alan Shewmon, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Wednesday, April 10, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Fulton Honors Library
"Ethical Considerations at the Intersection of Psychiatry and Religion"
Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University; Clinical Psychologist, Cambridge Health Alliance
Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, Dean, College of Science and Health, DePaul Univeristy; editor of the journal Ethics & Behavior; former editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist
John R. Peteet, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Psychiatry, Brigham And Women’s Hospital; Fellowship Site Director, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
"Ethical Challenges from the Pharmaceutical Industry"
Dr. Amalia Issa, Director, Personalized Med. & Targeted Therapeutics, Professor of Health Policy & Public Health, University of the Sciences
Dr. Jerome Kassirer, Former Editor, New England Journal of Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Tufts University
Monday, April 4, 2016
Stokes Hall 195S
"When Does the Life of a Human Being Begin?"
Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Professor of Politics, Madison Program Director, Princeton University
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
“Justice in Access to Healthcare”
Dr. James Corbett, Senior VP Centura Health
Dr. Charlene A. Galarneau, Assistant Professor, Women's & Gender Studies, Wellesley College
Dr. Paul Weithman, Professor of Philosophy, Glynn Family Honors Collegiate Professor, University of Notre Dame
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
“The Ethics of Pregnancy: Towards an Integrated Approach”
John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy and Director, Centre for Ethics, Philosophy & Public Affairs, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Thursday, April 19
Higgins Hall 300
Professor Christopher Tollefsen, "The Philosophical and Theological Roots of Institutional Conscience"
February 5, 2009
"Ethical Issues in Care at the End of Life"
Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, OFM
Thursday, April 3
Prof. Maureen Condic, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah
"Faith, Reason and the Nature of Human Embryos"
March 22, 2007
Dr Edmund Pelligrino (Chairperson Presidential Bioethics Commission)
"Bioethics and Catholic Conscience"
7:00 p.m., Cushing 001 (note the change)
-- followed by Seminar and luncheon, 12:00 noon, March 23
October 20, 2005, Inaugural lecture
"Medical Ethics and the Crisis of Contemporary Culture"
W. David Solomon, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame