October 26, 2001

Noted ethicist to speak on stem cell research

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Dr. Harry Jacobson addressed the crowd at the Hard Hat Tour last week. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D., professor of Ethics and director of the Program in Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, will present “Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research” on Monday, Oct. 29 at 1:10 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Zoloth, a nationally recognized ethicist, is president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute National Bioethics Advisory Board. She testified before the National Bioethics Advisory Board on Jewish philosophy and stem cell research.

Brigid L.M. Hogan, Ph.D., Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Molecular Oncology, will deliver a response to the lecture.

Open to the public, the lecture is sponsored by the Cal Turner Program in Moral Leadership for the Professions, the Center for Genetics and Health Policy, and Vanderbilt University Divinity School.