Shabbat Speaker Series: Bioethics

Join us for our monthly Shabbat speaker series on July 6th. Hear from Leslie Ann McNolty from The Center for Practical Bioethics. She will provide an overview of the Center and the context and strategies for the priority areas it is working to affect, along with the ways it includes voices and perspectives infrequently invited to participate in these issues.

The Center for Practical Bioethics is a nonprofit, free-standing and independent organization nationally recognized for its work in practical bioethics. For more than 30 years, the Center has helped patients and their families, healthcare professionals, policymakers and corporate leaders grapple with difficult issues in healthcare and research involving patients.

Ms. McNolty joined the Center in November 2014 as a Program Associate. She helps to coordinate lectures and events for both healthcare professionals and the general public, presents on bioethical issues to professional groups, and contributes to continuing education programs and ethics committee development at member hospitals. Ms. McNolty is also the program coordinator for the Center’s project promoting advance care planning in African-American faith communities.

Ms. McNolty earned B.A. degrees in Philosophy and Political Science with a Secondary Degree in Women’s Studies at Kansas State University before taking her M.A. in philosophy from Rice University in Houston, TX. Currently, she is completing a doctorate in bioethics from Albany Medical College. Her research focuses on maternal healthcare, race and gender in medicine, and health disparities. She also teaches in the philosophy department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and in the bioethics department at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

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