Penn School of Nursing Hosts Bioethics Symposium April 27

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Media Contact:Jennifer Baldino Bonett | | April 18, 2011

PHILADELPHIA – The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania opens its 25th-anniversary year with the symposium “Bioethics: History Informing the Future.”  

The symposium will begin at noon on April 27 in the Ann L. Roy Auditorium of Claire M. Fagin Hall at 418 Curie Blvd.  Interdisciplinary experts on ethical medical-research conduct will discuss how such issues as race, class and gender shape understanding of ethical research behavior and the meaning of bioethics around the world, particularly regarding the protection of marginalized populations in global research. 

Participants in the symposium are:

  • Susan M. Reverby, keynote speaker, Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College
  • Johnathan D. Moreno, presenter, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics and Professor of Medical Ethics and of the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Vincent Price, moderator, Provost, Steven H. Chaffee Term Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, and Professor of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Panelists are:

  • Connie M. Ulrich, Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Professor of Bioethics, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ronald Bayer, Professor, Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Renee Fox, Annenberg Professor Emerita, School of the Social Sciences, and Emerita Senior Fellow, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania