Medical Ethicist to Lecture at Strong

November 09, 2001

Brown University ethicist Dan W. Brock, Ph.D., will lecture at the University of Rochester Medical Center on Tuesday, November 13, on "The Ethics of Using Genetics to Make Better People." The lecture, which is open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m. in K-207 Auditorium (room #2-6408).

Brock is a professor of Philosophy and Biomedical Ethics, and director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Brown University where he has a joint appointment in the Philosophy Department (of which he was Chair in 1980-86) and in the Medical School. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University.

He has served as staff philosopher on the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine in 1981-82. In 1993, he was a member of the Ethics Working Group of the Clinton Task Force on National Health Reform. Brock is a fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Hastings Center and was a Fellow in the Ethics and Professions' Program and in the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard University in 1991-92. He was president of the American Association of Bioethics in 1995-96, and is a founding board member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

The author of over 130 published papers in bioethics and in moral and political philosophy, Brock is currently an editorial board member of nine professional journals in ethics, bioethics and health policy. He has lectured widely at national and international conferences, professional societies, universities, and health care institutions.

This lecture is cosponsored by The Interdisciplinary Cluster for Human Values in Health Care, the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, and the Program in Health and Society at the University of Rochester.

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