Updates & Activities - Summer 2012

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Paige Cunningham, JD

·      Authored “An iPad for Your Kidney?” for the Summer 2012 issue of Salvo magazine. The article addressed rising trends in global organ trafficking.

·      Paige was interviewed by Melinda Schmidt of Moody Radio’s Mid-day Connection, in late June on the topic of the annual summer conference.

·      She was also interviewed in studio by Cisco Cotto of Morning Ride (Moody Radio Network) about the conference.

Michael Sleasman, PhD

·     Delivered two talks in April at Lincoln Christian University. The first was for the Theology and Philosophy Symposium, “Technology, Dispositional Values, and Virtue.” The second was a public lecture as part of LCU’s Bioethics Conversations series, “When Medicine and Research Go Morally Awry.”

·     Interview in June with Audrey Bright from Family News in Focus regarding the University of Massachusetts closing down their stem cell bank.

Staff Transitions:

We had several transitions over the summer in our staff.


Two of our part-time staff left upon completion of graduate degrees and another as a result of receiving a teaching fellowship for her graduate program. The Center wishes to express gratitude for the contributions of: Kirsten Riggan, MA (Research Assistant); April Ponto, MA (Research Assistant); Brandi Williams, MA (Event & Education Assistant).

New Additions:

The Center welcomes two new individuals in part-time roles. Marta Vergara (Office Assistant) and David Kent (Office Assistant).

Research Library Collection:

As noted elsewhere in this issue, the Center continues to expand the holdings of our research library holdings. Our library holdings are non-circulating to promote active scholarship in community and are available to CBHD staff, as well as students, faculty, and guests of the Center interested in doing research in our newly renovated study facilities. If you are interested in donating books or other resources in good condition from your personal collection, please contact Michael Sleasman (msleasman@cbhd.org).


In early May, CBHD hosted a series of events with David Levy, MD. Dr. Levy is the author of Grey Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers Prayer . . . One Patient at a Time (Tyndale House, 2011). During his time on campus Dr. Levy met with undergraduate student leaders and then later with graduate bioethics students and local physicians. In the evening he gave a public presentation on “The Intersection of Faith and Medicine,” sharing about his research and experience of praying with patients.