Professional Notes: December 2012
CAROL BECKEL, PH.D. (Physical Therapy) was elected to the Board of Directors for Hillside Health Care International which oversees a clinic in Punta Gorda, Belize.
ANN MARIE FLANNERY, M.D. (Neurological Surgery) was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation for Extraordinary Service by the AANS/CNS section on Pediatric Neurological surgery at their meeting in St. Louis in November.
Flannery has chaired numerous committees for the pediatric section, and is the chair of the Task Force on the Creation of Evidence Based Recommendations in Pediatric Hydrocephalus. She has been a member of the faculty at Saint Louis University since 2010, as well as from 2003 to 2008. Flannery did her pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Children's Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children's Hospital) in Chicago. She is board certified in pediatric neurosurgery and neurological surgery and has been a member of the Pediatric section of the AANS/CNS since 1991.
TOBIAS WINRIGHT, PH.D. (Theological Studies) helped plan, moderate and present at "A Catholic Consultation on Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States," which was co-sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic University of America's Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies and the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change on Nov. 8-10 in Washington, D.C. He also gave the invited Richard McCormick S.J. Lecture on "Liturgy and (God's) Justice for All: The Liturgy as Basis for Current Catholic Teaching on Capital Punishment" at Corpus Christi University Parish, University of Toledo, on Nov. 14.
He also coauthored a cover article, "Iran: The Challenge to Peace," The Tablet 266, no. 8971 (Nov. 3, 2012): 4-5; authored a cover article, "Gandalf, Gollum and the Death Penalty," Sojourners Magazine (January 2013), http://sojo.net/magazine/2013/01/gandalf-gollum-and-death-penalty; and coauthored "Growing Edges of Just War Theory: Jus Ante Bellum, Jus Post Bellum, and Imperfect Justice," Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 32, no. 2 (2012): 173-191.