Mark Kuczewski, director of the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, was recently named president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

Kuczewski is a Forest Park resident and has headed the Loyola institute for more than a decade, according to a statement released by the university. As president of the national bioethics organization, Kuczewski said his emphasis will be on maintaining human values within the pursuit of medical science. Prior to being named president of the society, Kuczewski served on its board of directors for three years. He has also written several books.

“It’s so easy in a large health-care system for the human dimension to get lost,” Kuczewski said in a prepared statement. “Bioethics keeps open that human side.”