Virtual Mentor. March 2013, Volume 15, Number 3: 278-280.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: Conscience Rights and Responsibilities
Theme Issue Editor
Mark J. Kissler, MS, is a second-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He holds a masterís degree in narrative medicine from Columbia University in New York City.
Lori Arviso Alvord, MD, is the associate dean of student affairs and admissions at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and the author of The Scalpel and the Silver Bear. Dr. Alvord is a member of the Tsi’najinni (Black Streaked Wood) and Ashiihii Dine’ (Salt People) clans of the Dine’ (Navajo) tribe.
James K. Boehnlein, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University, director of medical student education for OHSU’s Department of Psychiatry, and associate director for education at the VA Northwest Network Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) in Portland. He is a staff psychiatrist at the Portland VAMC Mental Health Clinic and at OHSU’s Intercultural Psychiatric Program, where he has treated Southeast Asian and Central American refugees.
Lauren Sydney Flicker, JD, MBE, is a 2012-2014 fellow in the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics, a multi-institutional program administered by the Cleveland Clinic. In 2010, Ms. Flicker was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and an adjunct professor at Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her research focuses on the legal rights and ethical questions in assisted reproduction and physician-assisted suicide.
Cameron Flynn, JD, is a law fellow at Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he received his JD in 2012.
William J. Hogan, Jr., MD, is a general pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. He attended the University of Notre Dame and Saint Louis University School of Medicine and served as a general medical officer in the U.S. Navy before going to Texas Children’s.
Alvan A. Ikoku, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and associate director of graduate studies at Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics in New York City.
Brooke E. Jemelka, MD, is a 2012-2013 medical and surgical fellow at the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in Omaha, Nebraska, a junior fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and an affiliate member of the Catholic Medical Association. Her medical degree is from Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, and she completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Mercy Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. Her special interests are theology of the body, chastity education, and teaching the Creighton Model FertilityCare System.
Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD, is a staff psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center in North Carolina and an assistant professor of psychiatry and pastoral and moral theology at Duke University Medical Center and Duke Divinity School.
Margaret Little, PhD, is director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and an associate professor of philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MA, MD, is associate director of the Center for Bioethics and an associate professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Renee Mirkes, OSF, PhD, is director of the Center for NaProEthics, the ethics division of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in Omaha, Nebraska. She has a doctor of philosophy degree from Marquette University and completed an ethics internship at the Pope John XXIII Medical-Moral Research and Education Center, now the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Her interests are in education and publications relating to procreative and birth ethics and rights of conscience in health care.
Robert D. Orr, MD, CM, is a family physician who specializes in clinical ethics. He teaches at the Graduate College of Union University in Schenectady, New York, the Graduate School of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California, and the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington.
David W. Parker, MD, is a 2012-2013 medical and surgical fellow at the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in Omaha, Nebraska. He got his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology through the University at Buffalo at the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, New York. His research interests are premenstrual syndrome, infertility, and reproductive ethics.
Christopher O. Tollefsen, PhD, is a professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Twice a visiting fellow at the James Madison Program at Princeton University, he is coauthor, with Robert P. George, of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life, and author of Biomedical Research and Beyond: Expanding the Ethics of Inquiry.
Juan R. Velez, MD, formerly a board-certified internist, is a Roman Catholic priest working in San Francisco. He is author of Passion for Truth, the Life of John Henry Newman (Tan Books, 2012).
Mark R. Wicclair, PhD, a philosopher-bioethicist, is a professor of philosophy and an adjunct professor of community medicine at West Virginia University in Morgantown and an adjunct professor of medicine in the Center for Bioethics and Health Law at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. His publications on conscientious objection in health care include a book, Conscientious Objection in Health Care: An Ethical Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and several articles.
Robin Fretwell Wilson, JD, is the Class of 1958 Law Alumni Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. She signed the amicus curiae brief in Stormans, Inc. et al. v. Mary Selecky and Judith Billings et al., a brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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