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February 24th, 2010
Medical ethicist to speak at library

022010DRlibDr. Immaculada de Melo-Martin.


The Philosophy Department of Texas State invites the public to hear medical ethicist Dr. Immaculada de Melo-Martin speak at the San Marcos Public Library, 625 East Hopkins Street, at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Melo-Martin is Associate Professor of Public Health in the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Her topic for the evening is “Human Dignity and the Genetic Revolution.” She authored Making Babies: Biomedical Technology, Reproductive Ethics, and Public Policy, and Taking Biology Seriously: What Biology Can and Cannot Tell Us About Moral and Public Policy Issues. Her work has been widely published in professional journals, including Academic Medicine, American Journal of Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, The Lancet, and Philosophy of Science.

Melo-Martin received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oviedo, Spain. Her PhD in Philosophy is from the University of South Florida. She did additional graduate work in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology at the University of Valencia in Spain. She also holds an MS in molecular biology from Texas-San Antonio.

For more information on the event, call the library at (512) 393-8210.

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