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Orlando Biomedical Ethics and Catholic Social Teaching Endowment

  • Mission

    Orlando Biomedical Ethics and Catholic Social Teaching InstituteGannon University is recognized as a leader in training global citizens and is inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, especially its teaching on the dignity of the human person. The mission of the Biomedical Ethics and Catholic Social Teaching Endowment is to build on the legacy of the Orlando Endowment to establish the University as an interdisciplinary focal point for biomedical ethics and social responsibility, offering sound discernment and professional development.

    Vision

    Gannon University’s Biomedical Ethics and Catholic Social Teaching Endowment aspires toward a more humane world by empowering people with the knowledge and skills they need to respond well to the rapidly changing contours of the biomedical sciences.

    Speaker Series

    COVID-19 Vaccines: Individual Freedom and the Common Good

    September 15, 2021 at 7 p.m., Yehl Ballroom/Livestream

    Nicanor AustriacoRev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.Th.D.
    Professor of Biology and Professor of Theology, Providence College Research Fellow, Center for Theology, Religious Studies, and Ethics at University of Santo Tomas, Phillipines

    Dominican Priest Austriaco earned his Ph.D. degree in biology from MIT and his S.Th.D. degree from University of Fribourg. In theology, his essays have appeared in The Thomist, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and Nova et Vetera on bioethics and on the relationship between science and religion. He is the author of Biomedicine & Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics. He has recently written and spoken in a variety of public forums on bioethical issues related to COVID-19.