Planning Committee

Susan Wolf

Susan M. Wolf, JD, is McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law; and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Prof. Wolf is Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Prof. Wolf's research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as private foundations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Greenwall Foundation. She is currently a Principal Investigator on a project funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health, LawSeqSM: Building a Sound Legal Foundation for Translating Genomics into Clinical Application (1-R01-HG008605). 

Ellen Wright Clayton

Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD, is Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Law, and Co-founder of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University. She is the 2010 recipient of the William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Bioethics. Prof. Clayton is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where she serves on the National Advisory Council, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has advised the National Institutes of Health and other federal and international bodies on topics ranging from children's and women's health to the ethical conduct of human subject research. She is currently a Principal Investigator on a project funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health, LawSeqSM: Building a Sound Legal Foundation for Translating Genomics into Clinical Application (1-R01-HG008605). 

Frances Lawrenz

Frances LawrenzPhD, is Associate Vice President for Research and Wallace Professor of Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on science and mathematics program evaluation, utilizing a variety of techniques and usually involving mixed methodologies. Along with her teaching duties, Prof. Lawrenz is currently involved in the evaluation of several national science and mathematics programs. She has been recognized by the American Educational Research Association, having been awarded the 2016 Research on Evaluation SIG Distinguished Scholar Award for outstanding contributions to advance research in the field of evaluation, and by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, with the Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award for outstanding contributions to science education in 2014. She is currently a Principal Investigator on a project funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health, LawSeqSM: Building a Sound Legal Foundation for Translating Genomics into Clinical Application (1-R01-HG008605).