Updates & Activities - Summer 2014

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Paige Cunningham, JD

• At Olivet Nazarene University, gave a public lecture in October on “Outsourcing Our Bodies: Dignity, Desire and Human Flourishing.” She also interacted with History and Political Science honors students.

• In January, was interviewed by WORLD magazine about uterus transplants and was quoted in the online article, “Womb for Rent.”

• In February, Paige was a guest on “Mornings on the Mall,” a WMALWashington radio program on threeparent embryos.

• With Rebecca Louise Miller and Seblewongel A. Denneque, published “Encouraging a Positive Outlook: The Benefits of Appreciative Inquiry in a Theological Library.”

Michael Sleasman, PhD

• Attended the Evangelical Theological Society and American Academy of Religion Meetings in November.

Jennifer McVey, MDIV

• In mid-November spoke on being led by the Spirit from 1 Corinthians 2 in an undergrad chapel at TIU.

Heather Zeiger MS, MA

• Heather continued contributing essays to our Bioethics.com news blog. Recent topics included brain death and the new recommended guidelines for statins.

• Published “Incredible Bulk: Performance-Enhancing Drugs & the Modern Identity Project” in the Winter 2013 issue of Salvo.


Empirical Study on Cognitive Enhancement Attitudes Throughout the Fall Semester, CBHD sponsored a study led by Primary Investigator Susan Rouse, PhD, examining the attitudes and practices regarding cognitive enhancement among undergraduate students at several Christian colleges and universities. Dr. Rouse developed the study as an MA capstone project under the supervision of Michael Sleasman, who provided assistance in developing the survey and recruiting institutional participants.


Introducing Our Bioethics Education Intern The Center is pleased to welcome Marie Butson, a dual-degree MA Bioethics and MDiv student to serve as our bioethics education intern for the spring semester. Marie is working on a variety of projects involved with expanding the Center’s ability to assist clergy. Early work has included an exhaustive review of bioethics curricula geared to church audiences and updating some of the related resources on everydaybioethics.org. Future projects include planning the Center’s first webinar for our Healthcare Ethics Council and helping to create a study to better understand the bioethics needs and preparedness of those serving in various ministry capacities.