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Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense

When: Jan 26, 2009 at 3:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

The Transformation of Women's Health Care into Reproductive Medicine: A Cautionary Tale

When: Dec 03, 2008 at 3:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

Cheap and Available: The American Medical and Pharmaceutical Community’s Love Affair with Prison Inmates

When: Nov 06, 2008 at 3:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

Sham Health Care Reforms: The Ethics of Health Policy Placebos

When: Oct 13, 2008 at 3:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

Privilege, Power, and Pharmaceuticals: Medical Research in a New Era

When: Sep 22, 2008 at 3:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

The Segregated Genome: Exploring the Intersections of Law, Commerce, and Race in Biotechnology

When: Oct 25, 2007 at 4:00 PM
Where: Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

Jonathan Kahn is Associate Professor at Hamline University School of Law. He holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Cornell University and a J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. His current research focuses on the intersections of law, race, and genetics, with particular attention to how regulatory mandates intersect with scientific, clinical and commercial practice in producing and classifying genetic information in relation to racial categories. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of Budgeting Democracy: State Building and Citizenship in America, 1897-1928 (Cornell U. Press, 1997) and numerous articles on law, genetics, and identity, including, "How a Drug Becomes ‘Ethnic’: Law, Commerce and the Production of Racial Categories in Medicine," in the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics, and “Race-ing Patents/Patenting Race: An Emerging Political Geography of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology,” in the Iowa Law Review. The Segregated Genome: Exploring the Intersections of Law, Commerce, and Race in Biotechnology - Read More…

Evacuating Wounded Heroes: The Technical Logic of Industrialized War

When: Apr 23, 2007 at 3:00 PM
Where: The Cybertorium, 113 IST Building

Professor Lindee is a native Texan who received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Her paper explores the technological, scientific and medical systems through which wounded soldiers in the two world wars moved from the battlefield, to a field hospital, and eventually, if their injuries reached a certain, fungible threshold, back to the United States. Evacuating Wounded Heroes: The Technical Logic of Industrialized War - Read More…

Conference–Untangling Selfhood: The History and Experience of Alzheimer's Disease

When: from Mar 29, 2007 8:00 AM to Mar 31, 2007 5:00 PM
Where: Nittany Lion Inn, 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803

Untangling Selfhood: The History and Experience of Alzheimer's Disease Conference–Untangling Selfhood: The History and Experience of Alzheimer's Disease - Read More…

The Future of Bioethics: From the Microscope to the Macroscopic

When: Oct 03, 2006 at 3:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library

Jonathan H. Marks is Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities, and Law at The Pennsylvania State University; Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute; and Director of the Bioethics Program. He is currently a non-residential fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He leads a collaborative research project that is jointly funded by the Rock Ethics Institute and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics (through its Lab on Institutional Corruption), exploring the ethical and policy implications of industry sponsorship of health-related food research, nutrition education, and practice. Marks has co-organized—with Donald B. Thompson, emeritus professor of food science at Penn State—a workshop sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute on “The Ethical Challenges and Policy Implications of Industry-Funded Health-Related Food Research” (Penn State, March 2008), a follow-up symposium entitled “Industry Sponsorship and Health-Related Food Research Institutional Integrity, Ethical Challenges, and Policy Implications” (Penn State, March 2012); and the Rock Ethics Institute’s Food Ethics Lecture Series 2011–12. Marks took the lead role in developing Penn State’s new dual-title Ph.D. program in bioethics (the first of its kind in the country) that allows and requires students to combine bioethics with one of a number of other disciplines in their dissertation. The Future of Bioethics: From the Microscope to the Macroscopic - Read More…

Health Care Reform: A Medical Emergency

When: Nov 28, 2005 at 3:00 PM