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Prominent Catholic Bioethicist Father Kevin FitzGerald to Speak at WCC on February 1st

Posted: January 21, 2013

On February 1, 2013, Fr. Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, Associate Professor and David Lauler Chair for Catholic Health Care Ethics at Georgetown University, will visit Wyoming Catholic College to speak on "Bioethics in 21st-Century Genomic Medicine: the Catholic Contribution."

In addition to his positions at Georgetown, Father FitzGerald is a member of the Center for Clinical Bioethics, the Advisory Board for the Center for Infectious Disease (CID), and the Angiogenesis, Invasion, Metastasis Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests have included the investigation of abnormal gene regulation in cancer and ethical issues in human genetics, including the ethical and social ramifications of molecular genetics research. He is also a Jesuit priest and an expert on ethical issues in personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, human cloning research, stem cell research, and genetic testing.

Father FitzGerald comes to campus as part of this year's Distinguished Lecturer Series -- an annual series where Wyoming Catholic College invites noteworthy guest speakers from different areas of academia, public life, and the Catholic world to speak to its students, faculty and staff, and members of the wider community. (Past years have featured such dignitaries as George Weigel, Father John Zuhlsdorf, Joseph Pearce, and Mother Assumpta Long.)

The lecture will take place at 7:00pm on Friday, February 1st, and will be held in The Fremont Room of the Best Western Inn, located at 260 Grandview Drive in Lander, WY. The talk will be followed by light refreshments and a Q&A period. As always, these lectures are open to the public, and are presented free of charge.