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Bioethics Bowl Team from UB Competes Nationally, Finishes with a Record of 2-1-1

Students Defeat Schools in Competition Covering Ethics Topics from Medicine, Health Care

April 17, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

A student team from the University of Baltimore won its first two rounds in the second annual Bioethics Bowl in Chicago, April 4-5, defeating teams from Case Western Reserve University and Dartmouth College before losing to Doral College of Miami in the third round and tying with UCLA in the fourth round. The six students, representing UB's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, were competing for only the second time. The Bioethics Bowl was a feature of the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference.

"We are proud of the students on our team, who clearly demonstrated that they are able to compete at a high level with students from any college or university in the country," said Fred Guy, director of the Hoffberger Center and the team's coach. "They deserve a lot of credit for putting in the practice time to develop the analytical and critical thinking skills to compete at such a high level."

UB’s Bioethics Bowl team members are:

  • Anthony Garove
  • Koyla Guy
  • Chris Noske
  • Allie Schroeder
  • Opie Thomas
  • Whitney Thompson
  • May LaRosa (assistant coach)

The National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference is an annual gathering of students and speakers from across the country, marking important undergraduate research and focusing on the new generation of students to the field of bioethics. It covers issues of current interest within the field of bioethics; the bowl is a chance for students to discuss and debate select issues in a competitive environment.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.