Summer 2001
Vol 18 No. 2

Celebrating 160 Years, and a Bright Future

Overcoming Years of Bitterness

New Arts & Sciences Dean

Kelly Jones Claims Miss Alabama

The Business of Jets

Picturing Samford's History

Choir Pleases Russian Audiences

Exciting Swiss Winter Escapade

A Conference for All Sports

Bulldogs To Spread Field, Rely on Defense

Other Stories

Samford Names Brad Creed to be Associate Provost

Samford Gets $100,000 FIPSE Grant for PBL Project with Maastricht

Faculty Compendium: Ross Article Cited in Microsoft Ruling; Bass Book Nominated for Pulitzer Prize

New Arts and Sciences Dean Samford ÔAnything But SleepyÕ: Chapman Davis

Davis Proudest of Hiring Strong Faculty

Teaching Aspect of Nursing Has Always Attracted New Dean

Baur Steps Down as Nursing Dean, Will Continue to Teach

John Carroll Brings Breadth of Legal Experience to Role as Cumberland Dean

Early Edmund D. Pellegrino Medal Honors Namesake, Secundy and Fletcher for Bioethics Contributions

Biology Students to Map Nature Conservancy Properties

Cumberland Professor Ware Writes the Book on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Samford ODK Celebrates 50th Year, Recognizes 50 Leaders with Impact

Samford hosts Alabama GovernorÕs School

Halbrooks Inaugurated as President of Colgate Rochester Crozer

Frank Stagg Library Adds Greatly to Samford Baptist Collection

Student Callers Raise More than $137,000 in Phonathon Effort



Edmund D. Pellegrino Medal Honors Namesake, Secundy and Fletcher for Bioethics Contributions

Samford University has created an award named for noted Georgetown University bioethicist Edmund D. Pellegrino that recognizes “contributions to health-care ethics in the selfless spirit” of the medal’s namesake.

"The John Carroll Professor of Medicine and director of the Center for Advanced Study of Ethics at Georgetown, Pellegrino is widely considered to be the father of the American bioethics movement. He was one of the first three recipients of the Edmund D. Pellegrino Medal at an April 20 conference sponsored by the Healthcare Ethics and Law [HEaL] Institute of Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

Also receiving Pellegrino Medals were Marian Gray Secundy, professor of medical ethics at Howard University and founding director of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University, and John C. Fletcher, Kornfield Professor of Biomedical Ethics and director emeritus of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia.

Speaking at the conference, Pellegrino reminded attendees that whatever role they play in promoting ethical health care, they are "involved in the moral outcome" of treatment, and thus are "performing an exquisitely important service for the communities in which we live."

"HEaL Institute Director Bruce D. White-who as a physician, pharmacist and lawyer embodies the interdisciplinary commitment of the HEaL Institute—noted that for almost a decade, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has required accredited facilities to be able to address ethical dilemmas arising from patient care.

The HEaL Institute offers assistance in this area to hospitals from faculty in Samford's arts and sciences, business, divinity, law, nursing and pharmacy schools.

Edmund D. Pellegrino