ALUMNI NEWS...

Eileen Phillips, DBE, has accepted the position of clinical ethicist at Ohio Health in Columbus.  She completed the Doctorate (2023) in Bioethics at Loyola. 

Sarah Russe, DBE, has accepted the position of clinical ethicist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.  She completed the Master's (2012) and Doctorate in Bioethics (2018) at Loyola.

Jodie Futornick, DBE, MA, BCC, HEC-C, has accepted the position of Palliative Care Specialty Chaplain at Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, WA.  She completed the Master's (2011) and Doctorate (2018) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Donald Carter, III, DBE, MBA, M.Div, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Mercer College of Medicine, Columbus, GA. He completed the Doctorate (2023) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Aloysius Ochasi, PhD, DBE, MA, has accepted the position of Associate Professor of Bioethics, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University.  He completed the Doctorate (2013) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Donald Hoepfer, MA, DBE, has accepted a 2-year Ethics Consultant Fellowship at University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH.  He completed the Doctorate (2022) in Bioethics at Loyola. 

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,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.

Cory D. Mitchell, DBE, MA, has accepted the position of System Director of Ethics at PeaceHealth.  He completed  the Master's in Healthcare Mission Leadership (2017) and the Doctorate in Bioethics (2018) at Loyola.

Jay Oh, M.Div, D.Min, DBE, has accepted a 2-Year Medical Ethics Fellowship at Weill-Cornell Medicine, NY. He completed the Doctorate (2022) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Michael Miller, Jr, MA, is featured on the new CHA podcast Health Calls.  He completed the Masters in Bioethics (2015) and is currently enrolled in the Doctorate in Health Care Mission Leadership program at Loyola.

Kelly Curran, MD, MA, has accepted a position as Section Chief of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She completed the Masters in Bioethics (2008) at Loyola.

John Stys, DBE, RN, MS, CPHQ, has accepted the position of Program Director, Healthcare Administration, in the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health at Loyola University Chicago.  He completed the Doctorate (2021) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Kara Curry, BSN, MA, has accepted the position of Senior Policy and Ethics Advisor for the American Nurses Association. She completed the Masters (2022) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Leslie Kuhnel, DBE, MSHCE, MPH, HEC-C, has been promoted to Vice President, Ethics, Midwest Division of CommonSpirit Health.  She completed the Doctorate (2018) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Laura Webster, DBE, RN, HEC-C, has been promoted to Pacific Northwest Division Vice President of Ethics, CommonSpirit Health.  She completed the Doctorate (2017) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Sarah Reddin, D.HCML, has accepted the position of Vice President for Ministry Formation, Ministry Integration at Ascension Health.  She has also been named one of Tomorrow's Leaders from the Catholic Health Association.  She completed the Doctorate (2022) in Healthcare Mission Leadership at Loyola. 

Taylor Daum, MD, MA has been accepted to the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at University of Southern California.  She completed the Master's (2022) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Deborah J. Kenny, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed Division Chair, CU Anschutz Medical Campus College of Nursing, Colorado Springs, CO.  She completed the Master's (2020) in Bioethics at Loyola. 

Michael Sullivan, DBE, MA, is an Associate Professor and recently appointed Program Director/Chair of Graduate Studies & Title V Initiatives at St. Thomas University. He also teaches bioethics and health policy at Kansas City University School of Medicine.  He completed the Master's (2005) and the Doctorate in Bioethics (2013) at Loyola.

Patrick D. Herron, DBE, has accepted a position as a Clinical Ethicist at the John J. Lynch, MD Center for Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. He completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2014) at Loyola.

Ann McDonald, PhD, MA, has accepted the position of Program Director, Doctor of Occupational Therapy at Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA.  She completed the Master's (2019) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Heather Fitgerald, DBE, MS, RN, HEC-C, has accepted the position of Senior Resilience and Wellness Consultant, Clinical Ethicist, at Stanford Children's Health.  She completed the Doctorate (2020) in Bioethics at Loyola. 

Matt Conaway, PhD, DBE, has accepted the position of Staff Scholar at the Institute for Strategic Change, San Francisco, CA.  He completed the Master's (2016) and Doctorate (2018) in Bioethics at Loyola. 

Gregory Smith, JD, DBE, has been recognized as an Outstanding Graduate School Educator, Academic Year 2020-2021, from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed the Master's (2012) and Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) at Loyola.   

John Stys, DBE, RN, MS, CPHQ, has accepted the position Regional Director of Hospice Operations, Loyola Medicine Homecare & Hospice.  He completed the Doctorate (2021) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Jeannette Martin, MBE, DBE, HEC-C, LCSW, has accepted the position of Director of Bioethics at Kaiser Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.  She completed the Master's (2017) and Doctorate (2019) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Brenda Barnum, MA, BSN, RNC-NIC, has accepted the position of Clinical Ethicist at the new Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles.  She completed the Master's (2010) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Kindra Cooper, JD, MPA, MA, CIP, has accepted the position of IRB Director at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She completed the Master's (2018) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Gianna McMillan, DBE, has been named Acting Director for the Graduate Program at the Bioethics Institute, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.  She completed the Doctorate (2016) in Bioethics at Loyola. 

Fr. James Hearn, JD, LLM, MA, MPH, DBE, DMin, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor, Bioethics, with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Joplin, MO.  He completed the MA (2008) and the Doctorate (2012) in Bioethics at Loyola. 

Kelly Kent, MPH, DBE, has accepted the position of Clinical Ethics Manager at St. Luke's Health System in Boise, ID.  She completed the Doctorate (2018) in Bioethics at Loyola. 

Anthony Costrini, MD, MA, has accepted the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Ethics for the Medical College of Georgia.  He completed the MA (2016) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Stephen Pachuta, DDS, has been named Dean, West Virginia University School of Dentistry beginning June 1, 2021.  He completed the MA (2021) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Christian Lowe, MD, MA, has been accepted to the Obstetric/Gynecology Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente in California. He completed the MA (2019) in Bioethics at Loyola. 

Alexandria Lescher, DBE, has accepted the position of Ethics Manager at Ascension Wisconsin. She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2017) at Loyola.

Sumaya Noush, JD, MA, has been elected to the llinois Association of Health Attorneys Board of Directors.  She completed the MA (2016) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Chelsey Patten, DBE, will begin a new position as Manager of Bioethics, Novant Health, North Carolina.  She competed the Doctorate (2018) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Ann McDonald, PhD, MA, MA, has accepted the position of Program Director and Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, Colorado Mesa University.  She completed the Master's (2019) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Steven Squires, MA, PhD, has accepted the position of Vice President Ethics, CHRISTUS Health, Irving, TX.  He completed the Master's (2005) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Andrea van der Hoek, BSN, MA, will begin a new position as Senior Manager for the COVID Training Center at the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She completed the Master's (2020) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Gregory J Smith, JD, DBE, has accepted an adjunct faculty position to teach bioethics to first-year medical students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Rocky Vista University (RVU) located in Parker, Colorado.  He completed the Master's (2012) And Doctorate (2016) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Esther Berkowitz, MD, MA, has accepted the position of Clinical Ethics Manager at Amita Health beginning August 2020.  She has also been selected for the Fellowship at The MacLean Center, University of Chicago, beginning July 2020.  She completed the Master's in Bioethics (2015) at Loyola.  

Margaret Musso, MD, MA, will be doing her residency in Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.  She completed the MD and Master's in Bioethics (2020) at Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola Univesity Chicago. 

Angel Lampkin-Kwabena, DNP, MA, APRN, NNP has accepted the position of Nurse Practitioner in the NICU at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.  She completed the Master's in Bioethics (2014) at Loyola.

Francine Lynch, JD, DBE, has been accepted to the Ethics Fellowship Program at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago. She completed her Doctorate in Bioethics (2018) from Loyola.

Mary Beth Bulte, MSW, MBA, has accepted the position of Vice President, Mission Integration at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis, MO.  She is currently a student in the Master's of Healthcare Mission Leadership program at Loyola.

Michelle R. Armstrong, MAEd, MA, C-TAGME, has accepted the position of Associate Executive Director, Review Committees for Plastic Surgery, Surgery and Thoracic Surgery Specialites at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Eductation (ACGME).  She completed the Master's in Bioethics (2019) at Loyola.

Cory D. Mitchell, DBE, MA, has accepted the position of Director, Mission Integration with Mercy Health Muskegon.  He completed  the Master's in Healthcare Mission Leadership (2017) and the Doctorate in Bioethics (2018) at Loyola.

David Sine, DBE, MA, CSP, ARM CPHRM, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Bioethics, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  He completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2008) and the Doctorate in Bioethics (2013) at Loyola.

Anthony Costrini, MD, MA, has been appointed the Bioethicist and Chairman of the Ethics Committee, St. Joseph's-Candler Healthcare System, Savannah, Georgia.  He completed the Master's in Bioethics (2016) at Loyola.

Carol Gerson, MD, DBE, FACS, FAAP, has accepted an adjunct appointment to the Department of Medical Ethics and Human Values at Tulane University, in addition to the position of Clinical Assistant Professorship at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. She completed both the Master's (2011) and Doctorate (2015) in Bioethics at Loyola.

Kristin Zelyck, RN, BScN, MA, has accepted a position working as a full time lecturer for the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta.  This includes clinical practice and co-lecturing in the Health, Ethics and Law course for 4th year nursing students. She completed the Master's in Bioethics (2018) at Loyola.

Grace Stark, MA, has been named a recipient of the Robert Novak Alumni Fund Journalism Fellowship.  She completed her Master's in Bioethics (2017) at Loyola.

Sarah Russe, DBE, has joined Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL, as a clinical ethicist. She joins two other ethicists at MMC to conduct clinical ethics consultations, develop and conduct educational programs for hospital staff and community members, provide education and policy development support to affiliate hospitals, and participates in ethics committees at Memorial Health System Hospitals.  She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2018) at Loyola.

Fr. Brian Fetsko, MDIV, MA, has been promoted to Vice President of Mission, Mercy Health Fort Smith, AR. He completed the Master's in Bioethics (2014) at Loyola.

Claudia Sotomayor, MD, DBE, has been awarded the Cura Personalis Fellowship at Georgetown University Medical School.  She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) at Loyola.

Michael Redinger, MD, MA, has been appointed for a 2 year term on the Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors.  He completed the Master's in Bioethics (2011) at Loyola.

Gianna McMillan, DBE, has been elected to the Board of PRIM&R beginning January 2020.  She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2019) at Loyola. 

Melinda Wilding, DBE, has started a new position as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Institute of Bioethics and Social Justice) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2017) at Loyola.

Chelsey Patten, DBE, has accepted the position of Clinical Associate Faculty at University of Illinois College of Medicine, providing ethics education to medical students and resident physicians.  She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2018) at Loyola.

Jeanie Sauerland, BSN, RN, MA, has accepted the position of Director, Ethics Services at University Health System (San Antonio, TX) beginning July 1, 2019.  She completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2018) at Loyola.

Kenneth Campbell, DBe, MPH, MBA, MA, has received several fellowship opportunities. The first is from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education Program for "Leading Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives." He accepted a second award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, allowing him to attend "Driving Business Performance: Culture of Health for Executive Leaders." He completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2012) and the Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) at Loyola.  

Jillian Boerstler, MPA, MA, DBE, has accepted the position of Clinical Ethicist with Providence Health System, Vancouver, BC.  She will be completing the Doctorate in Bioethics (2019) from Loyola.

Therese Trebaol, DBe, served as interim director of bioethics at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Woodland Hills, CA) and has developed a course on the ethics of pediatric palliative care for Cal State-San Marcos. She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) from Loyola.

Gregory J Smith, JD, DBE, has accepted the appointment of adjunct instructor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, teaching on regulatory matters for IRBs.  He completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2012) and the Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) at Loyola.   

David Sine, DBE, MA, CSP, ARM CPHRM, has accepted the position of Ethics Fellow at the American Medical Association, Chicago, IL. He completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2008) and the Doctorate in Bioethics (2013) at Loyola.

R. Alex Chamberlain, MDiv, MA, has accepted the newly created position of Manager of Clinical Ethics, St. Luke's Health System in Idaho.  He completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2012) from Loyola.

Frederick Luthardt, DBE, has been promoted to Director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Human Subjects Research Compliance Monitoring Program.  He completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2014) from Loyola.

Francine Lynch, JD, DBE, has been named one of Chicago's Notable Minority Lawyers by Crain's, 2018.  She completed her Doctorate in Bioethics (2018) from Loyola.

Kindra Cooper, JD, MA, has accepted the position of Regulatory Counsel at Qorum Review IRB in Seattle. She completed her Master's in Bioethics (2018) from Loyola.

Amy Martin, MA, DBE, has accepted the position of Executive Director for Clinical Ethics at IU Health systyem in Indianapolis. She completed her Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) from Loyola.

Patrick McCruden, DBE, MTS, BCC, has accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Mission Integration Officer at SSM Health in St Louis, MO. He completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2012) from Loyola.

Frederick Luthardt, DBE, has been nominated a Living the Hopkins Mission Honoree, part of the 125th anniversary celebration for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he is the Research Compliance Manager for Clinical and Translational Research. He completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2014) from Loyola.

Karama Neal, MA, PhD, has been named President, Southern Bancorp Community Partners in Little Rock, AR. She completed her Master's in Bioethics (2006) from Loyola.

Patrick D. Herron, DBE, has been appointed Director, Bioethics Education, and promoted to Associate Professor at Albert Einstein College, New York. He completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2014) from Loyola.

Alexandria Lescher, DBE, will take on the position of Clinical Ethicist at Ohio Health, Columbus, OH, in August 2018. She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2017) from Loyola.

Carolyn LeCoque, DBE, has accepted the position of Senior Clinical Ethicist, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI, to begin in August 2018.  She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2018) from Loyola.

Kelly Kent, MPH, DBE, has been selected as a fellow in the Cleveland Fellowship for Advanced Bioethics program at the Cleveland Clinic, and will begin the two-year term July 1, 2018. She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2018) from Loyola.

Marybeth Pompei, MA, DPS, has been appointed Affiliate Professor, Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Nursng, and serves as Sr Vice President and Clinical Scientist, Exergen Corporation.  She completed her Masters in Bioethics and Healthcare Polic (2008) at Loyola.

Greg Manship, DBE, MDiv, has accepted the role of Inaugural Corporate Manager of the Human Subject Protections Program, Order of Saint Francis (OSF) HealthCare System, Peoria, IL. He completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2014) from Loyola.

Kay M. Uttech, PharmD, MA, BCPS, has been promoted to Vice President of Consulting in Life Sciences at Scientific Commercialization, LLC. She completed her Masters in Bioethics and Healthcare Policy (2012) at Loyola.

Jessie DeWeese, JD, MA, has accepted a position practicing family law at Coriden Glover, LLC, Attorneys at Law.  She completed her Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2015) from Loyola.

Greg Manship, DBE, MDiv, has been appointed to the Ethics Code Task Force (ECTF), American Psychological Assocation, and has accepted the inaugural role of Research Integrity Officer at UIndy.  He completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2014) from Loyola.

Claudia Sotomayor, MD, DBE, has accepted a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrated Ethics at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. She also serves as a Research Scholar, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA.  She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) at Loyola.

David Sine, DBE, MA, CSP, ARM CPHRM, is the recipient of the 2017 William A. Nelson Award for Excellence in Health Care Ethics from VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care. He serves as the Chief Risk Officer in the Office of Quality, Safety, and Value at VA National Center for Patient Safety in Ann Arbor, MI.  He completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2008) and the Doctorate in Bioethics (2013) at Loyola.

Keith M. Swetz, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC, has been named Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Palliative Care.  He completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2012) at Loyola.

Blair Henry, DBE, has been appointed Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Associate Member , School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto.  He completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) at Loyola.

Alexandria Lescher, DBE, has accepted a position as Clinical Ethics Fellow, Program in Medicine and Human Values, California Pacific Medical Center (Sutter Health), San Francisco, CA. She completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2017) from Loyola.

Berklee Robins, MD, MA, has been appointed to the Institutional Ethics Committee and named Senior Scholar, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health and Science University.  He completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2016) from Loyola.

Michael Miller, Jr, MA, received the 2017 Tomorrow's Leaders Award, Catholic Health Association.  He completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2015) from Loyola.

Patrick D. Herron, DBE, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care (APHC). He was was also honored with acceptance into Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Leo M. Davidoff Society and selected by the Class of 2017 as recipient of the Samuel M. Rosen Award for outstanding teaching. He completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2014) from Loyola.

Ruth Mickelson, JD, MPH, MA, was recently appointed Chair of the Board of Directors, Health Partners, Bloomington, MN. She completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2009) from Loyola.

Michael A Rubin, MD, MA, has been named Chair of Ethics, as well as an ex officio member of Ethics, Law, and Humanities Committee (ELHC), for the American Academy of Neurology.  He completed the Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2013) from Loyola.

Jenna Herron, DBE, MA, was recently featured in a video highlighting mission leaders by the Catholic Health Association. Jenna is the Regional Vice President, Mission Integration at Saint Francis Health Center in Topeka, KS. She completed her Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2014) and Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) from Loyola.

Greg Manship, DBE, MDiv, was recently appointed to the St. Vincent Health (Ascension) Ethics Integration Committee, and also accepted appointment as Public Member to the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA). He completed the Doctorate in Bioethics (2014) from Loyola.

Sumaya M. Noush, JD, MA, has recently passed the Bar Exam, and accepted a position with Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, in Chicago, working in health care law.  She received her Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2016) from Loyola.

Kenneth L. Campbell, DBE, MPH, MBA, MA, was featured in the Chicago Tribune on November 11, 2016, along with Dr. Terry Mason, regarding a new study, "How Economics, Demographics Affect A Community's Health Concerns." He received his Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2007) and Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) from Loyola.

Kenneth L. Campbell, DBE, MPH, MBA, MA, was featured in the Chicago Tribune on July 25, 2016, "Health Center Gives Garden Crops to Patients." In addition, has accepted an adjunct teaching position with Robert Morris Graduate School of Management, "Transparencies in Outcomes: Applied Performance Measures." for fall 2016.  He received his Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2007) and Doctorate in Bioethics (2016) from Loyola.

G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, DBE, has been selected the 2016 John J. Conley, MD, Ethics Lecturer at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, September 20, 2016, San Diego Convention Center he received his Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2008) and Doctorate in Bioethics (2012) from Loyola.

Jason Higginson, MD, MA, has been appointed Chair of Pediatrics at Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University.  He received his Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2009) from Loyola.

Jonathan D. Stewart, JD, MS, RN, has been elected President of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.  He received his Certificate in Bioethics and Health Policy (2012) from Loyola.

Stephen J. Squires, MEd, MA, PhD, has accepted the position of Vice President, Mission and Ethics at Mercy Health, as well as recently selected one of Tomorrow's Leaders 2016, by the Catholic Health Association of the United States.  He received his Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy (2005) from Loyola.

Cathy Taylor-Osborne, DDS, MA, has been awarded Dentist of the Year by the Kansas Dental Association (KDA).  Dr. Taylor-Osborne earned this honor, in part, for her efforts as presenter of several Ethics CE programs to KDA member dentists in 2015 and 2016 as well her advocacy and enthusiasm for promoting the benefits of the dental profession.  She received her Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola in 2011.

Kahlia Keita, MA, accepted the position of Clinical Ethics Educator & Editor, Center For Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in September 2015.  Kahlia will be entering her final year of law school this fall at David A Clarke School of Law.  She received her Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola in 2012.

Alyssa Burgart, MD, MA, has been appointed as Co-Chair, Ethics Committee at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She received her Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola in 2010.

Michael Rubin, MD, MA, has been appointed Chair, Ethics Committee at UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Vice Chair of Ethics, American Academy of Neurology.  He received his Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola in 2013.

Dawn Seery, DBe, MA, RN, has accepted the position of Director of Ethics Integration for the Ascension Texas Ministry Market. Responsibilities will include overall planning, operation and evaluation of services related to clinical, organizational and business ethics, and the implementation of proactive ethics integration in the clinical and organizational setting throughout the central Texas region, including Seton Healthcare Family affiliation with the new Dell Medical School, University of Texas.  She received her Doctorate in Bioethics from Loyola in 2012.

Jessie DeWeese, JD, MA, is currently serving as a fellow in the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic.  She received her Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola in 2015.

David Anderson, DDS, MDS, MA, has been appointed to a 4-year term with the Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs of the American Dental Association.  He received his Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola in 2012.

Ruth Sanborn, D. Bioethics, MA, has accepted a position as the Clinical Ethicist for Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, MI, western Michigan’s largest health care system.  As the Clinical Ethicist, Ruth is responsible for all clinical aspects of Spectrum Health’s ethics programs including ethics consultations across the system, and ethics education and formation of System physicians, staff, members, and within the communities in which they serve.  She works closely with individual hospital ethics committees and serves on the health system’s IRBs.  She received her Doctor of Bioethics from Loyola in 2015.  Ruth also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical ethics at Loyola University Medical Center.

Cherie Sammis, DBe, RN, NP, has been named Director of Ethics Integration for Ascension Health Michigan, which includes both Ministry Market and national accountabilities. Working within the Ethics Department of Ascension Health, she is now responsible for the overall planning, operation and evaluation of clinical and organizational ethics education, training, consultation and integration throughout the state. She received her Doctor of Bioethics from Loyola in 2013.

Linda Axtell-Thompson, DBe, MA, is currently teaching business ethics and non profit social enterprise at Chaminade University of Honolulu, as well as healthcare administration, healthcare policy, and healthcare ethics at the University of Hawaii, West Oahu.  She received her Doctor of Bioethics from Loyola in August 2013.

Steven Squires, MEd, MA, PhD, was recently interviewed for The Catholic Telegraph, "Vaccination Decisions Must be Made with Informed Conscience."  In addition, he was Conference Chair for Bioethics Network of Ohio, 25th Annual Conference: Bioethics Past, Present and Future held in May 2015.  He received his Master's in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola  in May 2005.

Michael Redinger, MD, MA, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law, at Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine. He completed his MD/MA joint degree in May 2011.

Dalia Feltman, MD, MA, will be presenting her Master's Research Capstone, "Severe Congenital Anomalies in the Fetus or Infant: 'Best-Interests' Decision Making for Ambiguous Outcomes," at the 2015 Pediatric Bioethics Conference (held July 24-25, 2015, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, WA).   She received her master's degree in bioethics in May 2015

Brian Jackson, MD, MA, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Dr. Jackson also resides as faculty in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado.  He received his master's degree in bioethics in December 2014.

Greg Manship, D.Bioethics, MDiv was interviewed on WGN Radio's "Wintrust Business Lunch," with Steve Bertrand, regarding Right to Try legislation. He received his doctorate degree in bioethics in May 2014.

Jason Higginson, MD, MA has accepted the position of Medical Director of the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital, East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He received his master's degree in bioethics in December 2009.

Keith Swetz, MD, MA has accepted the position of Section Chief of Palliative Care, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Alabama School of Medicine, beginning this May.  He received his master's degree in bioethics in August 2012.

Jessica R. Hirsch, D.Bioethics has accepted the position of Education Coordinator, Biomedical Ethics Program at Mayo Clinic, and will also be teaching bioethics.  She received her doctorate degree in bioethics in August 2013.

Kerri Kennedy, RN, BSN, MA
Has accepted a position as Clinical Ethicist at Boston Children's Hospital. She received her master's degree in bioethics in August 2014.

Linda Axtell-Thompson, MBA, D.Bioethics
Will begin teaching business ethics in the MBA program at Chaminade University, a Catholic Marianist School in Honolulu.  She received her doctorate degree in bioethics in August 2013.

James Murphy, DDS, MA
Dr. Jim Murphy is the Project Director in Kenya for Health Volunteers Overseas.  He is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who volunteered with his wife Barbara at the Kikuyu Clinic in 2012 and facilitated the partnership with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO). Dr. Murphy was inducted into the International College of Dentists (ICD) Fellowship last year. He received his master's degree in bioethics in August 2011.

Dana J. Lawrence, DC, M.MedEd, MA
Dr. Lawrence is now the Vice-Chair of the Institutional Review Board for Genesis Hospital Systems in Davenport, IA, as well as Human Protections Administrator at Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He received his master's degree in bioethics in May 2010.

Gregory J. Dober, MA
Greg recently published, along with fellow authors, Allen M. Hornblum and Judith L. Newman, Against Their Will. The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).  Greg completed his Master's of Art in Bioethics and Health Policy in 2007.  Publisher info here...

Cathy Taylor-Osborne, DDS, MA
Cathy heads the Bureau of Oral Health at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. She was welcomed at a reception held in her honor by Oral Health Kansas, a Topeka-based advocacy group. Cathy received her Master's of Art in Bioethics and Health Policy in 2011.  Read more...

Patrick McCruden, D.Bioethics, MA, MTS
Patrick is the Vice President and Chief Mission Officer at St. Vincent, a Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) health system.  He recently was published in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. The Affordable Care Act and Community Benefit: A Mandate Catholic Health Care Can (Partly) Embrace. 2013; 23(3). Patrick earned his Master's of Art in Bioethics and Health Policy in 2004 and completed his Doctorate in Bioethics and Health Policy in 2012.