Health care, ethics expert to lecture as part of visiting scholar series

Health care, ethics expert to lecture as part of visiting scholar series
January 21, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

FitzGerald 1Lisle, Illinois ~ An expert on ethical issues in personalized medicine, human cloning, stem cell research and genetic testing, Fr. Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., Ph.D. will lecture at Benedictine University on February 16 and 17 as part of Benedictine University's "Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought" lecture series.

Fr. FitzGerald will present "The Science, Ethics and Public Policy of Stem Cell Research" at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16 in Birck Hall Room 112 (Tellabs Lecture Hall). He will also present "21st Century Health Care: What Care and For Whom?" at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, February 17 in the same location.

FitzGerald is a research associate professor in the Division of Biochemistry and Pharmacology of the Department of Oncology and the Dr. David P. Lauler Chair in Catholic Health Care Ethics at Georgetown University. His research interests include the investigation of abnormal gene regulation in cancer and the ethical and social ramifications of molecular genetics research.

The "Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought" series heightens awareness and appreciation of the distinctive contributions the Catholic intellectual tradition has made and continues to make to all branches of knowledge and creativity. The lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Christine M. Fletcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of Theology, at (630) 829-6263.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.