University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
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October 7 , 1999 Contact: Amanda Mazur (312) 996-7681,


WHAT: Research Ethics: Confronting Challenges in the Next Millennium, presented by the UIC Medical Humanities Program in the Department of Medical Education (DME) with a grant from the National Institutes of Health
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Chicago Illini Union, 2nd floor, 828 S. Wolcott Ave.

The conference will examine current issues in research ethics. Government officials, policy makers, scientists, bioethicists, and physicians will offer perspectives on current controversies in research ethics.

Topics include ethical considerations in multinational clinical vaccine trials, public policy on the protection of human research subjects, future directions in contemporary research, and policies governing biomedical research.

There will be breakout sessions covering a variety of areas including faculty responsibilities and students rights, dilemmas in defining research risks, whether subjects of medical research should ever be exposed to risk greater than the risks of everyday life, and vulnerable subjects in the workplace.

A detailed conference program can be found at

Topic presenters, conference faculty and moderators include:

  • Robert Cook-Deegan, Ph.D., Director, National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and Commission on Life Sciences, National Academy of Sciences

  • Raanan Gillon, M.B., Professor, Medical Ethics, Imperial College School of Medicine, London University

  • Eric A. Gislason, Ph.D., Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Christine Grady, Ph.D., Head, Section on Human Subjects Research, Department of Clinical Bioethics, National Institutes of Health

  • Eric T. Juengst, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Sydney Halpern, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Jeffrey P. Kahn, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

  • Loretta M. Kopelman, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Humanities, East Carolina University School of Medicine

  • Robert J. Levine, M.D., Professor, Human Investigation Committee, Yale University School of Medicine

  • Timothy F. Murphy, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Head, Medical Humanities Program, Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Dorothy Nelkin, Ph.D., University Professor, Department of Sociology and School of Law, New York University

  • Kenneth D. Pimple, Ph.D., Research Associate, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, Indiana University

  • Susan L. Rose, Ph.D., Human Subjects Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Leslie J. Sandlow, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education; Head of the Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.


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