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Roberto Dell'Oro Named Director of LMU's Bioethics Institute

LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roberto Dell'Oro, a professor and ethicist at Loyola Marymount University, has been named director of the Bioethics Institute in LMU's Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. He will begin the position on May 16.

"We are excited that Professor Dell'Oro will be taking on this new responsibility," said Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, dean of the college. "His experience in a variety of academic disciplines, as well as in hospitals and other medical settings, make him the ideal person to lead our Bioethics Institute into the future."

Dell'Oro has been a professor in the Department of Theological Studies at LMU since 2003, and directed the Bioethics Institute's Master of Arts program from 2004 to 2006. He has also served as a clinical bioethicist at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and on the ethics committee at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica. Prior to joining LMU, he was a senior scholar at the Georgetown University Center for Clinical Bioethics and a consultant on a National Institutes of Health review board. He has also served as a member of the Ethicist/Theologian Committee of the U.S. Catholic Health Association.

"I look forward to continuing the Bioethics Institute's excellent track record of educating graduate students and healthcare professionals in the moral and ethical issues they face in their careers," Dell'Oro said.

Dell'Oro earned his Baccalaureate in theology at the Facolta Teologica dell'Italia Settentrionale in Milan, and his Licentiate in Theology and Doctorate in Theological Ethics at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is the author of three books on health, morality and ethics.

About Loyola Marymount University
Located between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University is a comprehensive university offering 60 major programs, 36 master's degrees and a doctoral degree in education from four colleges, two schools and Loyola Law School. Founded in 1911, LMU is ranked third in "Best Regional Universities/West" by U.S. News & World Report. LMU is the largest Jesuit Catholic university for undergraduates on the West Coast with more than 5,900 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. For more LMU news and events, please visit

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