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National Bioethics Group Names Creighton's Haddad President-Elect

Amy Marie Haddad, Ph.D., Director for the Center for Health Policy & Ethics and the Dr. C.C and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences at Creighton University, has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). She will lead the organization for six years: two as president-elect, two as president and the final two as past president.

ASBH is an organization of almost 2,000 members who are interested in bioethics and health-related humanities both clinically and academically. The purpose of ASBH is to promote the exchange of ideas and foster multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development and collegiality among people engaged in all the endeavors related to clinical and academic bioethics and the health-related humanities.

Haddad received her Masters of Science in nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1979 after her undergraduate career at Creighton University. She then went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to receive her doctorate degree.

Among some of her past accomplishments, Haddad received the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Education Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She has also been honored with a 2003 Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Book Award and was honored with a 2007 Pellegrino Medal presented by the Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute at Samford University.

Haddad teaches ethics and health policy in the Creighton University Schools of Pharmacy and Health Professions and Medicine as well as the College of Nursing and led the effort to establish the university's Master of Science in Health Care Ethics program in 2009. The M.S. in Health Care Ethics is ideal for health care professionals or those in related fields to examine such topics as policy and its implications on social justice and human rights and to explore research into various vulnerable populations.

To learn more about the M.S. in Health Care Ethics at Creighton University, go to or call 866.717.6365 to speak with an Admissions Representative.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.