Thursday, October 19, 2023

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Featured speaker

Lainie Friedman Ross
Chair of the Department of
Health Humanities and Bioethics

In her talk, Professor Ross shared why we are more than our genes and the implications this has for personalized medicine.

Lainie Friedman Ross is the Dean’s Professor and inaugural chair of the Department of Health Humanities and Bioethics, and director of the Paul M. Schyve, MD Center for Bioethics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She also holds secondary appointments in pediatrics and philosophy at the University of Rochester. Ross’ research portfolio focuses on ethical and policy issues in pediatrics, organ transplantation, genetics and rare diseases, and translational research ethics. She has published five books, over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, and is currently writing a 6th book examining the ethical issues related to siblings in health care that received funding from the National Library of Medicine. In October 2023, Ross was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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Thank you to our host committee, including chairs and University Trustees: 
Mark Ain ’67S (MBA), Elizabeth Ward Chicares ’86, Steven Grinspoon ’88M (MD), Cathy Minehan ’68, and Lizette Pérez-Deisboeck ’87.



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