Bioethics & Healthcare Mission Leadership Graduate Alumni
at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

  Congratulations to the recent Loyola Bioethics students and alumni on achieving the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH) Ethics Consultant certification (HEC-C):  Teresa Anderson, Jennifer Buehrer, Brenda Barnum, Cory Mitchell, David Nantais, Frank Placencia, Yuriko Ryan

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Kerri Kennedy, DBE, RN, HEC-C has accepted the position of Director, Office of Ethics at Boston Children's Hospital.  She received her Master's (2014) and Doctorate (2023) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Austin Schafer, BCC, CCISM,D.HCML (cand) was invited to lead the Invocation for the Ohio Senate 135th Assemby at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, OH. He is a current student in the Doctorate in Healthcare Mission Leadership program at Loyola.

Karama Neal, PhD, MA, has been named Swarthmore's 2023 Economic Justice Advocate Honorary Degree Recipient.  She received her Master's (2006) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Colin Eversmann, MDiv, ThM, MA, DBE, HEC-C, has accepted the position of Clinical Bioethicist at PeaceHealth in Vancouver, WA. He completed both his Master's (2016) and Doctorate inf Bioethics (2021) at Loyola.

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Recent Alumni Publications

Mindy Nelkin, Fornari A. Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making: Ethics in Practice 2023 Update. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietics 2023, 123(5): 824-830.

Ryan Pferdehirt.
Effective Ethics Committees for Hospices: A Practical Guide. End-of-Life Ethics in a Changing World, eds. Doka KJ, Jennings B, Kirk TW, Tucci AS. Hospice Foundation of America, 2023: Chapter 14.

Robert R Harrison. Legally Effective but Ethically Inadequate: Institutional Review Board Policies for Consent from Legally Authorized Representatives. Ethics & Human Research 2023; 45(2): 14-25.

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Congratulations to our 2023 GRADUATES!

The Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Healthcare Leadership
proudly announces the graduates of 2023.

Doctorate Degree in Bioethics

Donald Carter, III
Stephanie Frilling
Shannon Glick
Kerri Kennedy
Bridget McKinney
Adrienne Novick
Patrick Okonkwo
Eileen Phillips
Stephen Sodeke
Gianna Strand
Stephanie Zylstra

Doctorate in Healthcare
Mission Leadership

Theresa Amihere Bervell
Rita McCloskey Payne
Andrew Santos
Esmeralda Strydom


Master of Arts in Bioethics       

Francis Asomkase
Sarah Bogolub
Barbara Crabbe
Noreen O'Shea
Kaitlyn Rewis
Danitza Velazquez
Edgar Yap















Previous Graduates:   Graduates 2014; Graduates 2015; Graduates 2016; Graduates 2017; Graduates 2018Graduates 2019; Graduates 2020Graduates 2021; Graduates 2022