AGENDA

AGENDA

8:30am                       
Welcome
Dean Alex Johnson, JD, University of Minnesota Law School

8:40am           
“The Lessons of History: How Race & Ethnicity Have Figured in Biomedical Research”
Prof. Troy Duster, PhD, Dept. of Sociology, New York University 

9:10am
“Current Proposals for Responsible Use of Racial & Ethnic Categories”

  • Proposal 1
    Prof. Charles N. Rotimi, PhD, Acting Director, National Human Genome Center and Director of Genetic Epidemiology, Howard University Medical School
  • Proposal 2
    Prof. Mildred Cho, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University
  • Proposal 3
    Prof. Raj Bhopal, MD, MPH, Division of Community Health Sciences, Edinburgh University

10:40am
Break

11:00am
Panel Discussion and Q/A
Morning speakers in dialogue with the audience 

Noon
Lunch—“Race & Ethnicity in Biomedical Publication”
Margaret A. Winker, MD, Deputy Editor, JAMA           

1:15pm
“Community Involvement in Formulating & Conducting Research”
Prof. Morris Foster, PhD, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma

1:45pm
Q/A
Moderated by Prof. Joycelyn Dorscher, MD, Director, Center for American Indian & Minority Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth 

2:10pm
“Legal Constraints on the Use of Race & Ethnicity in Biomedical Research”
Prof. Dorothy E. Roberts, JD, Law School & Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

2:40pm
Q/A
Moderated by Prof. Erik R. Lillquist, JD, Seton Hall University School of Law

3:00pm
Break

3:15pm
“Market Incentives and Regulatory Constraints:  The Use of Racial & Ethnic Categories in Pharmaceutical Research”
Prof. M. Gregg Bloche, MD, JD, Georgetown University Law Center                  

3:45pm                       
Q/A
Moderated by Prof. Jay Cohn, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

4:00pm
Panel Discussion—“Where Do We Go From Here?”
Moderated by Prof. Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota

  • R. Timothy Mulcahy, PhD, Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota
  • Gloria C. Lewis, MA, Director, Office of Minority and Multicultural Health, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Prof. Rose Brewer, PhD, Dept. of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Carl S. Smith, MD, Chief, Urology Division, Hennepin County Medical Center; University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Prof. Barbara Koenig, PhD, Dept. of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University
    Joined by the 3 afternoon moderators:
  • Prof. Joycelyn Dorscher, MD, Director, Center of American Indian & Minority Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
  • Prof. Erik R. Lillquist, JD, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Prof. Jay Cohn, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School                                              

5:00pm
Adjourn