The Reach of Science: Ethical Questions in Science and Medicine
This event features a panel discussion exploring current ethical questions in science and medicine, including the public funding of stem cell research, the patenting of genes and medical treatments, and genetic testing. The program will include a question and answer session with the audience.
Amy Harmon, National Correspondent for The New York Times
Dr. Wendy Chung, Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine and Director of Clinical Genetics at Columbia University
Harold Edgar, Julius Silver Professor in Law, Science, and Technology at Columbia University
Dr. Ruth Fischbach, Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Center for Bioethics at Columbia University
Dr. Robert Pollack, Professor of Biological Sciences andDirector of the Center for the Study of Science and Religion at Columbia University
Dr. Kenneth Prager, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director of Clinical Ethics and Chairman of the Medical Ethics Committee of New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center
This program is sponsored by The Kraft Family Fund for Interfaith and Intercultural Awareness.
Ann McDermott, Esther Breslow Professor of Biological Chemistry and Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Science Initiatives for the Arts & Sciences at Columbia University introduces the Kraft panel on “The Reach of Science: Ethical Question
Moderator Amy Harmon facilitates a spirited discussion with panelists Harold Edgar, Ruth Fischbach, and Kenneth Prager (right).
Panelists Wendy Chung and Robert Pollack participate in the discussion on ethical dilemmas in modern science and medicine.