Matthew R. Galvin, M.D. is a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association. He was full time faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry between 1984 and 1998, since then continuing to serve as Clinical Associate Professor, Voluntary Faculty. He is among the Founding Members of the Indiana University Conscience Project (https://conscienceworks.iu.edu) and since 1982 has been active in relevant research, contributing, as well, to articles on clinical and educational applications. As an author he has collaborated on books for children with special needs. He is currently in the practice of conscience sensitive psychiatry in Indianapolis, Indiana at Meridian Youth Psychiatric Center and New Perspectives, consulting, as well, at Christian Theological Seminary Counseling Center and the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He is joined by his long time teaching and life-partner, Dr. Margaret (Meg) Gaffney, in offering courses on Conscience Sensitive Approaches Meg and Matt have three adult children: Joseph, Erin and Sarah. They have one grand-daughter: Marella.
Margaret Gaffney, M.D. is a practicing dermatologist and a Clinical Associate Professor, Emerita, in the Department of Medicine. She was the director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course and the Moral Reasoning and Ethical Judgment competency in the revised curriculum of the Indiana University School of Medicine. She chaired the Wishard/Eskenazi Hospital Ethics Committee, served on the IU Health and Riley Hospital ethics committees, and collaborates on the Indiana University Conscience Project. From 1995– 2003, she was the director of the Indiana Healthcare Ethics Network. Gaffney received her B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington and her M.D., Indiana School of Medicine, Indianapolis.
Barbara M. Stilwell, M.D., retired professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who was educated and trained at Indiana University. Her professional career included practice in both the private and public sector as well as consultation with such institutions as the Indiana School for the Blind, the Indiana School for the Deaf, Indiana Girls' School (a correctional facility), etc. While on the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine, she was director of an inpatient unit at Larue D. Carter Hospital, directed an out-patient psychopharmacology unit at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital, and was psycyhiatric consultant to the Craniofacial Team. She was appointed by the governor to be on the state mental health advisory board and received a Sagamore of the Wabash award for serving as president of this board.
Interest in the development and functioning of conscience in children and adolescents resulted in research defining normative developmental guidelines against which aberrant conscience development could be compared; studies of the effects of trauma on moral development and conscience functioning; and work aimed at revising the psychiatric diagnosis of conduct disorder. In conjuction with colleagues, Dr. Matthew R. Galvin, and Stephen M. Kopta, Ph.D., she authored a parenting book entitled Right Vs Wrong; Raising a Child with a Conscience.
Sue London, M.L.S., has been a medical librarian for more than twenty-nine years at Indiana University's Ruth Lilly Medical Library. Her major interests include teaching elements of evidence-based practice to future physicians and the future of scholarly communication.
Jere Odell, M.A., M.L.S., is a Scholarly Communication librarian at IUPUI University Library. He promotes and support open access dissemination practices at IUPUI. Prior to joining University Library, he worked as an embedded librarian in the IU Center for Bioethics where he managed a special collection of bioethics resources while collaborating on information ethics, research ethics, community engagement and health policy projects.