College Welcomes Clinical Health Expert

SALEM, Va.-The Roanoke College Health Professions Advisory Group announces its Hylton Health Care Lecture set for Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom. The speaker is Michael A. Gillette, President of Bioethical Services of Virginia, Inc., and the title of his presentation is "The Process of Clinical Ethics."

Dr. Gillette began his career in bioethics while a philosophy professor at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va. Shortly after receiving tenure, Gillette resigned his post at the college to pursue a full-time career in medical ethics.

Dr. Gillette has helped a wide variety of organizations develop medical ethics programs. He has worked with hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical schools, mental health facilities, community-based service providers and mental retardation facilities. In addition to supporting ongoing contracts, Gillette is a dynamic speaker, often presenting at seminars and conferences or guest lecturing at Universities around the country.

Gillette has received a number of teaching awards, including the Medical College of Virginia Outstanding Teacher Award in both 1999 and 2000 and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the MCV Medical Class of 2002. More information about Gillette and Bioethical Services of Virginia is available at

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,900 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries. For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.