This lecture series is supported by the Orlando Biomedical Ethics and Catholic Social Teaching Endowment created by Dr. Richard Orlando and his wife, Cindy.
The Orlando Biomedical Ethics and Catholic Social Teaching Lecture Series will return once again to the Gannon University Ruskin Campus. This lecture is part of a biannual series to help drive a more humane world by empowering people with the knowledge and skills they need to respond to the rapidly changing contours of the biomedical and health sciences. It is supported by the Orlando Biomedical Ethics and Catholic Social Teaching Endowment created by Dr. Richard Orlando and his wife, Cindy.
The topic of this lecture is titled “Medical Ethics: A Brief History and Practical Applications for The Real World,” and it will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 on Gannon’s Ruskin Campus and virtually. The guest speaker will be Gannon alum Bradley Collins, MD, SFHM, FACP ’99, associate professor of medicine and clinical educator at Brown University. He also serves as an adviser for healthcare to the governor of Rhode Island and is the Vice President of the Gannon University National Alumni Board.
“We are so proud to welcome Dr. Collins back to campus and continue to work with him as an alumnus of the university, sharing his knowledge and experience to prepare our students for the ethical considerations that may arise in their daily lives as they pursue their professional growth in the healthcare industry,” says Sarah Ewing, Dean of the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences at Gannon University.
Dr. Collins hopes that this lecture can be used by all audience members on a daily basis.
“I’m hoping that the audience takes away the fact that ethical considerations come up on an everyday basis in the practice of medicine,” he says. “I hope that they feel like they can navigate those issues by using the tools and principles set forth in the lecture.”
In 2022 Dr. Collins was the keynote speaker at the Ruskin campus Spring Commencement, marking the second time he has been invited to speak to the Gannon community.
“I am forever indebted to Gannon for who I have become. The fact that I have had the opportunity to serve the University as a National Alumni Board Member and have been chosen twice to give a message to its students means the world to me,” he says. “Gannon has done the same for me as it has done for thousands of students. For Gannon to allow me to continue to be a part of that legacy and trust me enough to share my knowledge and experiences with its students is both humbling and at the same time an amazing honor.”