Faculty Lecture to Focus on Biomedical Ethics

October 15, 2010

Dr. Scott Gravlee will present the faculty lecture on October 21.
Dr. Scott Gravlee, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Mount Union, will present the faculty lecture on Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in room 100 in Tolerton and Hood.
Gravlee’s lecture, “Biomedical Ethics at the Crossroads: New Directions and Connections,” will focus on the ethical treatment of individuals who are undergoing therapy or who are subjects in medical research, as well as how ethical issues are related to new medical technologies.
According to Gravlee, bioethics, in its interdisciplinary approach, stands at an intersection of several areas of expertise regarding quality health care. Bioethics has been an interesting historical example of interdisciplinary dialogue between healthcare professionals and those in more humanistic disciplines such as philosophy or theology. 
Gravlee earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from the University of Washington in 1988 and a doctoral degree in philosophy from Stanford University in 1996. Prior to joining the Mount Union faculty in 1998, he was a philosophy professor at the College of William and Mary.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030 or alumni@mountunion.edu.
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