Seminar Series: Lisa Lee – Advising the President on Bioethical Issues

Advising the President on Bioethical Issues:
The Role of the Commission

“The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) advises the President on bioethical issues arising from the advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The Bioethics Commission has advised the President on the future of synthetic biology, protecting participants in human subjects research, whole genome sequencing, and has performed an investigation into unethical STD experiments in the 1940s in Guatemala. Currently, the Bioethics Commission is reviewing the ethical considerations of conducting research with children for medical countermeasures, which include FDA-regulated products used in response to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks.  The Bioethics Commission is an independent, deliberative panel of experts that advises the President and the Administration, and, in so doing, educates the nation on bioethical issues.”

Lisa M. Lee, PhD, MS
Executive Director,
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
 

Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:15pm – 1:30pm
615 N. Wolfe Street, W3008
Open to All  |  Lunch provided