“Whose Am I? Ethical Issues Related to Surrogacy” Discussion of parental surrogacy topic of bioethics panel

by User Not Found | Apr 07, 2011

The Baranzano Society on Bioethics will host an open forum discussing parental surrogacy with guest speakers Bruce I. Rose, Ph.D., M.D., a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility with St. Luke’s Health Network; Lisa Dougherty, Esq., family law attorney with Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba, P.C., and Rev. Peter Leonard, Ph.D., dean of graduate studies & president of the Baranzano Society at DeSales University.

Rose’s private practice, Infertility Solutions, P.C., includes the Lehigh Valley Sperm Bank. Rose also serves as medical director of the adjoining Male Fertility Assessment Laboratory and previously served as medical director of the Reproductive Endocrinology Program at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA, He has published research articles in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, the International Journal of FertilityFertility and SterilityBiology of Reproduction and other medical publications.

Dougherty earned a B.A. from Immaculata College and a J.D. from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. She served as a Law Clerk for Vincent D. Segal, P.J.F.P. (Atlantic County, NJ Family Court). Dougherty is the Case Notes editor, Family Law Section Newsletter, for the Bar Association of Lehigh County.

Leonard holds his PhD in cell and molecular biology from the Catholic University of America as well as a Master of Divinity degree from DeSales School of Theology. He teaches courses in cell biology, molecular biology, immunology and medical ethics in the Department of Natural Science at DeSales University.

The Baranzano Society
The Baranzano Society began operation in the 2003-2004 academic year. Fr. Thomas Dailey, OSFS, director of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture, explains that “The Society is a dialogue group of academic scholars and healthcare professionals who investigate contemporary issues in bioethics, with a view toward promoting critical discernment on the values of human life.”

The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture
Established in 2000, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture promotes the interaction of faith and culture through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values. For more information contact the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at 610-282-1100, ext. 1244 or visit www.desales.edu/salesian.



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