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Lecture Series: Research Ethics (2004)

Margaret Farley
“Research Involving Human Embryonic Stem Cells”
February 11, 2004; Rose Hill Campus

Margaret Farley is the Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics, Yale University Divinity School. She is the recipient of eight honorary degrees, the John Courtney Murray Award for Excellence in Theology, and a Luce Fellowship in Theology. Professor Farley is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America. She has published more than 75 articles and book chapters on medical ethics, sexual ethics, social ethics, historical theological ethics, ethics and spirituality, and feminist ethics; serves on the Bioethics Committee of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and co-chairs the Yale University Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project. Her most recent book is Compassionate Respect: A Christian Feminist Approach to Medical Ethics, Paulist Press, 2002.

Rebecca Dresser
“When Science Offers Salvation: Advocacy’s Impact on Research Ethics, Policy and Law”
March 11, 2004; Lincoln Center Campus

Rebecca Dresser is the Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law & Professor of Ethics in Medicine at Washington University School of Law is on the President’s Council on Bioethics, a Hastings Center Fellow, “At Law” columnist for the Hastings Center Report, and on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Bioethics and IRB: Ethics and Human Research. Professor Dresser has served on the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Advisory Council of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and was Legal Consultant to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Bioethics. Her most recent books are When Science Offers Salvation: Patient Advocacy and Research Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2001 and Bioethics and Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, West Publishing Co., 2003.

Thomas Murray
“Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Human Genome Research”
March 11, 2004; Lincoln Center Campus

Thomas Murray is the President of The Hastings Center, is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Human Genome Organization, the Ethics and Education Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency, the AAMC Task Force on Conflicts of Interest, the FDA’s Biological Response Modifiers Advisory Committee, and a past President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Murray chaired the Subcommittee on Genetics of the President’s Bioethics Advisory Commission, the Social Issues Committee of the American Society for Human Genetics, and the Task Force on Genetics and Insurance, NIH Center for Human Genome Research. He has testified before Congressional committees, and is the author of more than 200 publications including The Worth of a Child, University of California Press, and Healthcare Ethics and Human Values: An Introductory Text with Readings and Case Studies, Blackwell Publishers.

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