SPECIAL EVENT: Ethics Center 5-Year Anniversary

Date & Time

Wed, 10/07/2009


At the five-year anniversary mark of the creation of San Diego’s Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, we considered where we’ve been and where we are headed in the next five years.


Laurie Zoloth
Northwestern University

Laurie Zoloth is Director of the Center for Bioethics, Science and Society and Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Professor of Religion and a member of the Jewish Studies faculty at Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts and Science. She is also the Director of Northwestern University’s Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Leadership. The Center does research in bioethics at the Center for Genetic Medicine, the Center for Regenerative Medicine, The Oncofertility Consortium, the Women’s Health Research Institute, and the Institute for Nanotechnology.

Her current research projects include work on the emerging issues in medical and research genetics, nanotechnology, neuroscience, and the ethical issues in stem cell research, and her research interest in distributive justice in health care continues. In 1999 she was invited to give testimony to the National Bioethics Advisory Board on Jewish philosophy and stem cell research. She was given a Northwestern University’s teaching award in 2005 and she was awarded three faculty recognition awards at SFSU, for teaching large classes, for research, and for community service. In 2005 she was awarded the Graduate Theological Union’s Alumni of the Year award for service to the field of Religion and Social Ethics. In 2000 she was awarded a NIH ELSI (Ethical Legal and Social Issues of the Human Genome) Grant to explore the ethical issues after the mapping of the human genome. In 2001, she was named principal investigator for the International Project on Judaism and Genetics, co-sponsored by the AAAS, and supported by the Haas Foundation and the Greenwall Fund.

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