Robert Hurd

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Cincinnati, Ohio United States

Xavier University


Prior Education Background:
Philosophical Studies of the Society of Jesus - St. Louis University: St. Louis, Missouri, USA (1/86 - 12/86); Pre-Ordination Theology Studies - Pontifical Gregorian University: Rome, Italy STB (10/88 – 5/90); STL in Moral Theology - Jesuit School of Theology: Berkeley, California, USA (8/90 – 5/92); STD in Moral Theology - Pontifical Gregorian University: Rome, Italy (10/93 – 4/97); B.S. Biology - University of San Francisco (1/70 - 5/74); M.D. - Creighton University: Omaha, NE (8/74 - 5/78)

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Recent Publications:
Dissertations: “Ethical Issues Surrounding the Transplantation of Fetal Tissues”. [director: Fr. Vincent Genovesi, S.J.] "Ethical Issues Surrounding Early Human Embryo Research and Treatment, Emphasizing Perspectives from the Writings of Grisez and McCormick" Defense: March 21, 1997. [director: Padre Sergio Bastianel, SJ] Book review of Hippocrates Is Not Dead: An Anthology of Hippocratic Readings fo the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 12:753-758, 2012 Book review of A Century of Eugenics in America: From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era for The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 13:551- 554, 2013. Book review of The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying for The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 14:177-180, 2014. Book review of About Bioethics: Motherhood, Embodied Love and Culture for The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 14:765-772, 2014 Book review of Conscience in Context: Historical and Existential Perspectives for The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 16 Autumn 2016

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
I teach a course in bioethics to the undergraduate students at Xavier University in Cincinnati Ohio USA. Our course mainly attracts occupational therapy majors, as well as nursing and pre-medical students. We discuss a wide variety of topics in both health care and bioethics, including health care disparities, genetics, conscience formation, etc. We also have a biology and pre-professional program at Xavier where I teach a course in basic endocrinology, primarily to biology and chemistry pre-professional majors.

Research Interests:

  • Medical ethics
  • Public health

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