"The Hype and Hope of Genomic Medicine" by Kevin FitzGerald, Ph.D., S.J.

The LMU Bioethics Institute presents the annual Bioethics Lecture by Georgetown geneticist and bioethicist, Kevin FitzGerald, Ph.D., S.J. on the topic "The Hype and Hope of Genomic Medicine." 

Almost daily one finds reports in the media touting new and exciting advances in genetic research and genomic medicine.  Often implicit in these reports are multiple assumptions about how these advances will benefit our health care and society.  The intent of this presentation is to examine some of these new medical technologies and the assumptions often associated with them as to how they will benefit us, to then elucidate fundamental problems inherent in these assumptions, and, finally, to suggest perspectives that could result in a better integration of these genetic and genomic advances into our health care systems and our society.

A reception will follow the event.  

About Kevin FitzGerald 

Kevin T. FitzGerald is the Dr. David Lauler Chair of Catholic Health Care Ethics in the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the Georgetown University Medical Center. He received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, and a Ph.D. in bioethics, from Georgetown University.

To Attend
This lecture is free and open to the public. Campus parking fees will apply.

Contact the LMU Bioethics Institute at (310) 258-5417, or email bioethics@lmu.edu.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00pm

Ahmanson Auditorium
7200-7238 Loyola Marymount University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Event Type

Student Activities, Alumni, Discussions, Faculty Event, Staff Event, Scholarly Event, Research


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Bioethics Institute


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