The recipient of the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize, Francis S. Collins, who has led the Human Genome Project since 1993, will give a lecture at 1 p.m. September 4 and then will team with Case Western Reserve University faculty in a symposium on issues involving leadership, moral code and the human genome project.
These events will take place in Severance Hall as part of Case Western Reserve's first Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence prize ceremonies. The lecture and symposium are free and open to the public and will include a question-and-answer period with the audience.
Joining Collins in the symposium and conversation will be Cynthia Beall, Ph.D., the S. Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology and professor of anatomy and global health at Case Western Reserve; Eric Juengst, Ph.D., professor of bioethics at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and director of the university's Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law; and Georgia Wiesner, M.D., associate professor of genetics and medicine at the medical school and director of the Center for Human Genetics at Case Medical Center, a partnership between the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland.
Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., former interim president at Case Western Reserve and director of the Inamori Center -- who releases details of the prize ceremonies in the Inamori Center's June newsletter, "A Message from the Director"-- will moderate the discussion.
A reception and the Inamori Ethics Prize ceremony take place at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively, in Severance Hall. Ticket information is forthcoming.
In the latest issue of the Inamori Center newsletter, Eastwood, a 1966 alumnus of the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, also discusses heroes, mentors and peers, including a mention of his own sixth-grade Sunday school teacher whom Eastwood followed to the medical school.
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