University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations

September 21, 2007
Contact: Stephanie A. Hudson, USA Public Relations Office, (251) 460-6211

USA Student to Have Work Published in Bioethics Journal

University of South Alabama biomedical senior Maria Eugenia Balzaretti is the author of an essay to be included in an undergraduate bioethics journal.

The paper, “The Ethics of Wrongful Birth Lawsuits,” was accepted for publication in the fall 2007 issue of The Ivy Journal of Ethics. The online journal is published once a semester by the Bioethics Society of Cornell University.

Balzaretti, a native of Argentina, initially submitted the report as a final assignment for USA’s bioethics course.

Balzaretti said, “It felt wonderful to have my submission accepted, and I am grateful to Cornell University for this tremendous opportunity. I could not have written this paper prior to taking “Issues in Biomedical Sciences,” USA’s bioethics course. The professors in biomedical sciences have played a significant role in my scientific education.”

USA’s biomedical sciences program is part of the College of Allied Health. The biomedical sciences major is a unique opportunity for undergraduates to focus on human biology, from normal structure and function, to diseases, defense mechanisms, molecular biology, pharmacology, and the science behind current medicine. For more information on the biomedical sciences program at USA visit

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