*Not eligible for CME/CNE credits
*Not eligible for CME/CNE credits
Arland K. Nichols, Ph.D. (cand.) is president and founder of the St. John Paul II Foundation. After a decade of teaching and leadership at a Catholic college preparatory school and an international nonprofit, Arland launched the St. John Paul II Foundation in 2014. Early in his career he became a popular speaker and successful writer while he established the groundwork for the initiatives that would become the St. John Paul II Foundation. He is author, with Rev. John Leies of the forthcoming 4th edition of the Handbook on Critical Life Issues published by the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Arland earned a B.A. in philosophy from Texas A&M, an M.DIV. in Theology from University of St. Thomas, and is completing a Ph.D. in bioethics from Regina Apostolorum in Rome. With the generous support of his wife, Cindy, and their seven children, Arland is blessed to lead the St. John Paul II Foundation as it serves, educates, and supports medical professionals, married couples, and clergy.
Sister Terese Auer, O.P., Ph.D. is the head of the bioethics department and a teacher at Saint John Paul the Great High School in Dumfries, Virginia. She is a board member of Human Life International. Sister Terese received her B.A. Degree in English from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, WI, and her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Philosophy from the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX. Sister Terese has taught on the topic of contraception from an ethical perspective at both the high school (20 years) and college levels (11 years). She has written two textbooks for high school students, one which deals directly with the topic of contraception and the other which deals with the principles of ethics.
Ashley K. Fernandes, M.D., Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He received an MA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University; an MD from The Ohio State University; and a PhD in Philosophy (Bioethics) from Georgetown University. Dr. Fernandes is board certified in General Pediatrics. Focusing on bioethics and professionalism education scholarship, he also practices both hospital and ambulatory pediatrics. Dr. Fernandes is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an elected member of the AAP’s Executive Committee on Bioethics, a member of the AOA Medical Honor Society, and a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, receiving the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award in 2010. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, most recently The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s “Courage to Teach” and “Inspire” Awards. Dr. Fernandes has been a member of the Catholic Medical Association since medical school, and is a member of their national speaker board, traveling across the country to speak on issues in Christian bioethics. He is also an advisor to the CMA Medical Student Section, which awarded him the national Mentor of the Year Award in 2015. He lives with his wife Shruti (a family physician) and two boys in Dublin, Ohio.
Timothy P. Flanigan, M.D. is Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases at the Brown Medical school. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.D. from Cornell University Medical School. In 1991 he came to join Dr. Charles Carpenter to lead the HIV and AIDS program. He has received recognition from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and from the HIV Medicine Association for his community-based work with HIV-infected men and women that are in prison and jail, and for providing educational support for their children. In 2013, he was ordained a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, RI. In 2014, he spent two months in Monrovia, Liberia helping the Catholic medical clinics and hospitals respond to the Ebola epidemic. He currently serves as a deacon at Saint Theresa’s and St. Christopher’s churches in Tiverton, RI.
Paul W. Hruz, M.D. is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Cellular Biology and Physiology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, and the Society for Pediatric Research. Hruz received his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Marquette University and his Ph.D., M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed Residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle and a Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship at Washington University. Dr. Hruz has also received certification in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center. He has served as a physician scientist at Washington University for the past 17 years. Dr. Hruz was the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Washington University from 2012-2017. He also served as Director of the Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship program from 2008-2016. Among his teaching responsibilities, Hruz has contributed to the University's course on Research Ethics for graduate students. He is a member of the University's Disorders of Sexual Development (DSD) Multidisciplinary Care Program. Dr. Hruz has contributed to seminal studies identifying mechanism of insulin resistance and diabetes in HIV infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapies. His contributions to the care of children with gender dysphoria include an in depth analysis of the use of pubertal suppression for this condition that was recently published in the New Atlantis. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, scientific reviews and book chapters.
Kelly Morrow, M.A., Ph.D. is the Clinical Psychologist at Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, Omaha, Nebraska. She is a clinical member and former member of the Board Directors of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, member of the Nebraska Psychological Association, affiliate of the Catholic Medical Association, and associate of the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals. Dr. Morrow received her B.A. from Hastings College, her M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Morrow has provided psychological care in medical settings for over 25 years. She provides integrated healthcare for patients with psychological and medical disorders including couples facing infertility and women with various Ob/Gyn disorders (e.g., PMDD, Postpartum Depression). Dr. Morrow has published research papers and articles on the topic of infertility, given presentations at medical and psychological professional meetings, and teaches at the Education Program for FertilityCare Practitioners.
Patrick Yeung Jr., M.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health at Saint Louis University. Dr. Yeung is Director of the SLUCare Center for Endometriosis, and Director of the SLUCare Restorative Fertility Clinic. He is Vice President of the St. Louis Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. Dr. Yeung received his MD at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and did his residency training at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Dr. Yeung has published over 40 articles in medical and ethics publications, and is a speaker at national and international conferences and courses. He recently presented the topic of his talk today at the last National Catholic Medical Association annual conference in Denver, CO where the St. Louis Guild was named the Guild of the Year.
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