I have always associated Gannon with service, and as pastor of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bradford, Pa. I try to live that out every day. I was ordained in Erie on May 27, 1965, and am about to enjoy retirement.
I grew up in Bradford, so it was nice to return “home” 12 years ago when I was appointed to St. Bernard. The most rewarding part of being a priest, for me, is coming home and helping the people I know so well; this was the greatest service that I could give.
I also regularly include visits to patients and staff at Bradford Regional Medical Center as part of my daily rounds and was recently honored by the Center’s Auxiliary and Hospital Foundation for philanthropic and community involvement.
When I need to relax from my job as dean for Faculty and Research Integrity at Harvard Medical School, I run and play the piano—something I used to do for Schuster Theatre musical productions at Gannon.
In my current role, I am responsible for overseeing a coordinated approach to research policy setting, implementation and compliance, including responsibility for interactions between the biomedical industry and academia, research integrity, research subject protection and microbiological safety.
I received my juris doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1996 and practiced law in the areas of civil litigation and health care for the next five years before serving as director for research compliance at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Partners Healthcare System, Inc. in Boston.