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Creighton Professor to Receive Pellegrino Medal for Health Ethics Work

Creighton Professor to Receive Pellegrino Medal for Health Ethics Work

Amy Haddad, Ph.D., R.N., director of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University Medical Center., will receive a Pellegrino Medal for her contributions to health care ethics.

The award will be presented April 13 during an annual conference of the Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute (HEAL) at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.

The medal is named for Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D., the first recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. 

Pellegrino, a long-standing member of the Georgetown University faculty, has been called the “father of the American bioethics movement.”

Haddad, who holds the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in Health Sciences at Creighton University, will be honored along with two other leaders in health care.

The author of numerous articles and several books, Haddad is co-author of “Health Professional and Patient Interaction,” which received the 2003 Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Book Award in health sciences.

posted 04/03/07