The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network is pleased to announce Gilbert Meilaender as the recipient of the 2009 Paul Ramsey Award

Dr. Meilaender is the Richard & Phyllis Duesenberg Professor of Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University and serves on the President’s Council on Bioethics. Professor Meilaender is an associate editor for the Journal of Religious Ethics . He has taken a special interest in bioethics and is a Fellow of the Hastings Center. His books include Bioethics: A Primer for Christians (1996, 2005), Body, Soul, and Bioethics (1995). He has recently edited (together with William Werpehowski) The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics.

When asked his thoughts on receiving this honor, Dr. Meilaender said, “To receive the Paul Ramsey award from the Center for Bioethics and Culture is doubly pleasing to me. I am honored because of the seriousness of purpose displayed by CBC in all its commitments, and I am pleased to receive an award named in memory of Paul Ramsey, who was my teacher.”

Join us for the award’s dinner, May 2, 2009 in San Francisco.

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Jennifer Lahl, CBC President
Jennifer Lahl, CBC President
Jennifer Lahl is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.