second Annual Pro-Life Science and Technology Conference

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Engineers Club - 110 E. Monument Avenue - Dayton, OH 45402

All biographies current at time of conference.

Angela LanFranchi

Science, Studies, and Sociology of the Abortion - Breast Cancer Link


Dennis Michael Sullivan, MD, MA, FACS

Stem Cells: Moral Analogies and Ethical Analysis


Dr. Sullivan is a Professor of Biology at Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio, where he teaches human biology and bioethics. He received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve and an MA in bioethics from Trinity Graduate College.

Dr Sullivan served in the U.S. Army as a staff surgeon at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He and his family served for twelve years as missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions, in Haiti and the Central African Republic. A major civil conflict in C.A.R. in 1996 forced a return to the United States. Dr. Sullivan then joined the biology faculty at Cedarville University where he is now Director of the Center for Bioethics.

He is a member of the American Board of Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Christian Medical Association, the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, and the American Scientific Affiliation. He has authored numerous articles in Ethics and Medicine and other journals. He continues to travel, and has conducted two short-term medical mission trips to Africa and two teaching tours of medical schools in Vietnam.

He and his wife Barbara live in Beavercreek, Ohio. They have three daughters.

Michael Poore

Executive Director, Humanitas Project

The New Eugenics: Designing Our Descendants



Priscilla Coleman, PhD

Bowling Green State University

Research on the Psychological Complications Associated with Abortion (Awarded best presentation)


Dr. Coleman is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University. She received her Ph.D. in Life-Span Development Psychology from West Virginia University in 1998. A major concentration of her research has been on the psychological outcomes of abortion and recent studies address the impact of abortion on interpersonal relationships (parenting and intimate partners). Additional research has focused on mother-child interaction, attachment, and the development of competency beliefs across the transition of parenting. The author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Coleman has published numerous studies in psychology and medical journals on the psychology of abortion and she has presented her research to national and international audiences. Dr. Coleman has also served as an expert on the state and civil cases related to the harmful effects of abortion and she is on the editorial boards for two international medical journals.

Her presentation today is titled, "Abortion and Mental Health: The American Psychological Association Task Force Report of the Research Evidence and Reality". The objectives of this presentation are threefold. First evidence of a strong pro-choice bias in the APA Task Force Report released in 2008 on abortion and mental health will be addressed. Second, an up-to-date review of the scientific literature on the mental health implications on abortion will be provided. The overview of the literature will include three new articles published this year by Dr. Coleman and colleagues as well as studies published by other researchers in the U.S., New Zealand, Norway, and Australia. Finally, Dr. Coleman will share information related to the Alliance for Post-Abortion Research and Training (APART), a non-profit organization developed to encourage more research on the psychological effects of abortion and to disseminate information that is easily understood by various audiences.

Jeff Koloze, PhD

University of Phoenix

Educational Resources on Cloning for Contemporary Students


Dr. Koloze is a full-time instructor in English at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. Previously, he had been adjunct faculty for thirteen years at several colleges and universities in metropolitan Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Koloze received his BA from John Carroll, MA from Cleveland State, and Ph.D. from Kent State University. Dr. Koloze has presented numerous papers on his primary research interest: how the right-to-life issues of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia are treated in American fiction. Many of these papers have been published in conference proceedings and on the web. Dr. Koloze has expanded his research interests to include right-to-life issues in international fiction as well. He, his wife Joan, and their four children are active in pro-life movement.

Brian Clowes

The New Pro-Life Library



Joe Martino, PhD

Yorktown University and Sidney County Right to Life

What's Required to Computerize a Right to Life Organization


Dr. Martino is a faculty member at Yorktown University, where he teaches a course on Just War Doctrine. He was a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Dayton Research Institute from 1975 to 1993. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1975, retiring in the grade of Colonel. He received the A.B. from Miami University, the M.S.E.E. from Purdue University, and the PhD from Ohio State University. He was a visiting professor at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, in from 1997 to 1999. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He has written five books and is the author of two dozen articles in technical journals. He is a recipient of the Centennial Award of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers.

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