Charlotte Lozier Institute Adds Five New Scholars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2016
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 202-223-8073

Pro-life Think Tank Welcomes Science and Bioethics Experts Richard Doerflinger, Maria Feeney, Katherine Rafferty, Tara Sander Lee, & Kathleen Schmainda

Washington, D.C. – Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research and education arm of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, has added five experts in science and bioethics to the ranks of its associate scholars’ team.

“Richard Doerflinger, Maria Feeney, Katherine Rafferty, Tara Sander Lee, and Kathleen Schmainda have already made significant contributions to building a culture of life through their research, writing, and speaking. Charlotte Lozier Institute is honored to welcome these respected, highly accomplished experts to our list of scholars covering the most pressing life-related issues of the day,” said Chuck Donovan, president of Charlotte Lozier Institute.

The new associate scholars are listed below. Their full biographies are available online:

Richard Doerflinger, M.A. – Richard Doerflinger is a Public Policy Fellow with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and an Adjunct Fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. He was formerly Associate Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, where he worked for 36 years. Among his duties was the preparation of policy statements and congressional testimony on abortion, euthanasia, conscience rights in health care, embryo research, and other medical-moral issues for the bishops’ conference.

Maria Feeney, Ph.D. – Dr. Maria Feeney currently serves as a scientific consultant based near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has trained and worked in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, pharmaceutics, and biotechnology. Her interests include proteomics, post-translational modifications of proteins, oxidative stress, diabetes, mass spectrometry, and chromatography.

Katherine Rafferty, Ph.D., M.A. – Dr. Katherine Rafferty is a lecturer at Iowa State University and previously worked as a Health Communication Specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. She conducts research that lies at the intersection of interpersonal and health communication, with a focus on how patients and families manage and cope with chronic illness and end-of- life care.

Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D. – Dr. Tara Sander Lee is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Scientific Director of Molecular Diagnostics at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She obtained her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by research fellowship training in cell and molecular biology at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Kathleen Schmainda, Ph.D., M.A., MSEEE, BSE – Dr. Kathleen Schmainda is Professor of Radiology and Vice-Chair of Radiology Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).  She received a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering jointly awarded by MIT and Harvard University.

CLI boasts 36 associate scholars who research, write, and speak on a wide variety of life issues including abortion, women’s health, prenatal diagnosis and treatment for the unborn, perinatal hospice, abortion reporting policy, sex-selection abortion, stem cell research and medicine, and health care policy.

Charlotte Lozier Institute was launched in 2011 as the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony List. CLI is a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and nations around the world. The Institute is named for a feminist physician known for her commitment to the sanctity of human life and equal career and educational opportunities for women.


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