Lombardo to give guest lecture, “The Well Born Science: Assessing the Legacy of Eugenics in America”

Athens, GA – The Augusta University / University of Georgia Medical Partnership is proud to announce an upcoming medical ethics guest lecture featuring Paul Lombardo, J.D, Ph.D., Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Lombardo will deliver the lecture, “The Well Born Science: Assessing the Legacy of Eugenics in America,” on Wednesday, March 20 at noon in George Hall on the University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus. This lecture will discuss the history of eugenics and sterilization in the United State while addressing what is learned from the past and how it still applies to today’s world.

“We are honored that Dr. Lombardo will be joining us to deliver a lecture on this important topic,” said Campus Dean Michelle Nuss. “Medical ethics is an important topic in medical education and is critical for health care workers who face a growing number of ethical dilemmas and challenges.  I’m excited that we will have the chance to learn more on this topic from a world-renowned expert on this subject matter.”

Lombardo is a graduate of Rockhurst College and also holds a master’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago. He received both his Juris Doctor degree and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He currently serves on the Council of the American Association for the History of Medicine and recently completed a term on the board of directors of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

Lombardo has been published on topics in health law, medico-legal history, and bioethics and has been cited in media outlets such as USA Today, NPR, and Anderson Cooper 360. He also works as a historical consultant for the film industry.

He has taught, lectured and completed research at dozens of universities in the United States and in Italy, Russia, Pakistan, India, Austria, the Netherlands and Canada. He joined the Georgia State Law faculty in 2006 and teaches courses in Genetics and the Law, the History of Bioethics, Mental Health Law and the History of Public Health Law.

This lecture is sponsored by a generous donation to the AU/UGA Medical Partnership by Dr. and Mrs. Lonnie Herzog.

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