Hot Topics at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues: Plus Q&A on Careers in Law and Bioethics!
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This event featured an update from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues delivered by Michelle Groman (HLS '05), Associate Director at the Bioethics Commission. Since its inception in 2009, President Obama's Commission has issued reports on synthetic biology, human subjects research, whole genome sequencing, pediatric medical countermeasure research, and incidental findings. Currently, the Commission is examining the ethical implications of neuroscience research and the application of neuroscience research findings as part of the federal government’s BRAIN Initiative. The Commission also has developed educational materials to support teaching of bioethics ideas, principles, and theories in traditional and non-traditional settings.
The final half-hour of the event featured a discussion of career opportunities in law and bioethics, led by Ms. Groman and Holly Fernandez Lynch, Petrie-Flom Center Executive Director.
Michelle Groman, Associate Director, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, "Hot Topics at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues"
Holly Fernandez Lynch, Executive Director, the Petrie-Flom Center, "Career Opportunities in Health Law and Bioethics"
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Cosponsored by the Office of Career Services at Harvard Law School. This event is supported by the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund.