Rev. David Kenney, MA-Theo, MA-Bioeth, BCC, and a Partner in the CEC, is a former Director of Pastoral Care and Chair of Clinical Ethics Consultation, and has long been active in the health care ethics arena. He is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, and chairs its Religion, Spirituality and Bioethics subgroup. He is a Board member of the Colorado Health Care Ethics Forum. He serves on several Colorado hospital ethics committees, and provides policy development, training, and consultation services for hospitals and physician practices. He is a priest of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, a certified Spiritual Director and a Board Certified Chaplain (APC). He holds a MA in Systematic Theology from St. Thomas Theological Seminary, where he also studied for the Master of Divinity. He completed an MA in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago, and is working toward his doctorate in the field.
He is a member of the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board.
Jean Abbott, MD, MH is a retired (but still practicing) Professor of Emergency Medicine who has been at UC Denver in the School of Medicine for 24 years. She received a Masters at UCD in 2003 with an emphasis in philosophy and bioethics. For the past 14 years she has been a member of the UH Ethics Committee, and has chaired the Ethics Consult Subcommittee for the past 8 years. She lectures and writes on ethics and professionalism to both graduate and undergraduate medical professionals as a member of the Clinical Faculty for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and teaches concepts and methods of ethics consultation regionally. Jean is a Master Teacher in the EPEC Palliative Care program, and has written the Ethics and Professionalism curriculum for the Emergency Medicine Residency in Denver.
Casey Frank, JD, a Partner in the CEC, is Faculty Associate at the Center for Bioethics & Humanities, an adjunct Senior Instructor in the Forensic Psychiatry Program, and a member of the UC Denver Clinical Ethics Committee. He is a facilitator is the UCHSC Campus-Wide Ethics Program. Casey is also a member of the Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum. He has authored numerous articles on the interface of ethics and the law. Casey is an attorney specializing in trial and general business matters.
Bruce Blankenship, MBA, a Partner in the CEC, has been involved in bioethics and healthcare ethics for almost ten years. He is an independent business consultant who specializes in advising start-up companies in the high tech sector, including companies in the healthcare industry. He currently serves on the clinical ethics committees of two area hospitals, and is an experienced ethics consultor. He is a facilitator for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center's Campus-Wide Ethics Program. He is a long-time member of the Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum (CHEF). Bruce has chaired and participated in community forums on healthcare issues. He has a special interest in the ethical, legal and social issues surrounding advances in genomics and has given presentations to hospital clinical ethics committees and community groups on this topic.
Jeremy Hugus, JD, MA, is a licensed attorney in Colorado and a member of Colorado Bar Association and the Health Law Chapter of the Denver Bar Association. He is also part of the affiliate faculty in the Department of Health Care Ethics at Regis University. Jeremy received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; before moving to Colorado, he worked for the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in their Mental Health Court. Prior to that, Jeremy worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland where he focused on the ethics of legal markets in organ transplantation. In addition to his law degree, Jeremy has a B.S. of Biology and Chemistry from Northwest Nazarene University and an M.A. in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago where he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in bioethics. In his down time, Jeremy enjoys world travel, jazz piano, gourmet cooking, fly fishing, and Ultimate.
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