Brueck Wins Two Essay Prizes

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Georgetown University Philosophy PhD student MaryKate Brueck has won two essay competitions for young scholars in the field of Bioethics.

Brueck received the 2019 Pellegrino Young Scholars Essay Prize, sponsored by the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics in Georgetown University’s School of Medicine for her essay, “Trusting the Agent, Benefitting the Patient: Toward a Defense of the Beneficence-in-Trust Model for Patient Centered Care.” Brueck presented the essay at the annual Pellegrino Symposium, held April 26, 2019.

Brueck received the 2019 Washington Academy of Medicine Essay Contest for graduate and undergraduate students at one of four local universities: Howard, George Washington, Georgetown, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Brueck presented her prize-winning essay, “Who Knows What's Best? Further Considerations for Assessing ‘Best Interests’ for Patients with Dementia,” the annual meeting of the Academy on May 1.