Honors Colloquium - University of Rhode Island
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Fall 2011 Honors Colloquium

Laurie Zoloth (November 15)
Ethics and Genetics

BIO

Laurie Zoloth is the Director of the Center for Bioethics, Science, and Society, a Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, as well as a Professor of Religion at Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Director of Northwestern University's Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Leadership. Zoloth is also the former President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and in 2007, she received the Society's award for service in the field. In 2000, she was awarded an Ethical Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Human Genome Research Institute to investigate ethical issues related to the mapping of the human genome. Zoloth has also served on several NASA committees, including two terms with NASA's National Advisory Committee, the nation's highest civilian board for NASA.

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HELPFUL LINKS

URI Presentation - Video
The video for the URI presentation on 11/15/11

Northwestern University Profile
Laurie Zoloth's profile on the Northwestern University Bioethics website

NPR Article
Laurie Zoloth's NPR article: What Does It Mean to be Human?

UCTV Talk
Laurie Zoloth's talk on the ethical considerations surrounding stem cell research