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First-Year Reading Project Presents: A Night With Dr. Ruth Faden

Discussing "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Building: Dixon Hall, Dixon Auditorium
Location: uptown campus

Join us for an evening with Dr. Ruth Faden, Ph.D., M.P.H., who is the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Executive Director of The Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute at Johns Hopkins University.  She is also a Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University. Her bioethics background and position at Johns Hopkins give her a unique perspective on "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," and she has lectured on the book at other universities in connection with their common reading programs. Dr. Faden is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on biomedical ethics and health policy including Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy, A History and Theory of Informed Consent (with Tom L. Beauchamp), AIDS, Women and the Next Generation (Ruth Faden, Gail Geller and Madison Powers, eds.), HIV, AIDS and Childbearing: Public Policy, Private Lives (Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass, eds.).  Dr. Faden is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the Hastings Center and the American Psychological Association.  She has served on several national advisory committees and commissions, including the President's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, which she chaired.  Dr. Faden holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in General Studies in Humanities from the University of Chicago and an MPH and Ph.D. (Program in Attitudes and Behavior) from the University of California, Berkeley.  

This event is co-sponsored by Newcomb-Tulane College and the Newcomb College Institute. Funding is provided by the Dorothy K. Daspit Fund, an endowed fund which supports programs and activities promoting the interests of young women in science and mathematics.

Sponsored by: Newcomb College InstituteNewcomb-Tulane College, Reading Project as well as The Dorothy K. Daspit Fund

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Tickets: Not required

For more information contact Cordelia Heaney via email to cheaney@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-865-5422

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://tulane.edu/newcomb/






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