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March 5, 2009 Gala Dinner

The University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences and Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a March 5, 2009 Gala Dinner at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. The dinner celebrated the achievements of the Consortium and Joint Degree Program and preceded the March 6 conference, What's Next in Law, Health & the Life Sciences? Debating Openness, Access & Accountability.

University President Robert Bruininks delivered the welcome at the dinner, reflecting on the Consortium's decade of achievements. Consortium founding chair and Joint Degree Program founding director Professor Susan M. Wolf reflected on the Consortium's history.

Professor Arthur Caplan, PhD, Emanuel Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics; Chair, Department of Medical Ethics; and Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, then delivered the dinner keynote, Conflict of Interest on Peer Review: What Ought to Be Done? Caplan praised the Consortium as a "leading program in the country on the societal implications of biomedicine & life sciences" and congratulated the Joint Degree Program for "producing the next generation of leaders at the interface of law, science, and medicine."

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University of Minnesota President Robert H. Bruininks delivers the Welcome Address at the Gala Dinner.

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JDP Advisory Board members Ruth Mickelsen, JD, MPH, and Margo Struthers, JD at the March 5 Gala Dinner

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Prof. Arthur Caplan, PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
–pictured here with Prof. Eugene Borgida, PhD (University of Minnesota)– delivered the keynote address at the Gala Dinner.

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Prof. Michele Goodwin, JD, LLM (Law School)
and Prof. Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, LLB, PhD
(Law School) at the Gala Dinner

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Joint Degree Program Alums Erin Furlong, JD, MPH
and Kari Bomash, JD, MPH with JDP Advisory Board member Ryan Johnson, Esq. at the Gala Dinner

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JDP Advisory Board member Martha Brand, JD,
Prof. Alex Klass, JD, and Law School Dean David Wippman at the March 5 Gala Dinner

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Regents Professor Patricia Simmons, MD, Prof. Barbara Koenig, PhD (Mayo Clinic/University of Minnesota), and Prof. Susan M. Wolf, JD, at the Gala Dinner

 

  

March 6, 2009 Conference

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Audience members at the March 6, 2009 Joint Degree Program/Consortium 10th Anniversary Conference.

The conference explored what issues the next ten years will bring, exploring trends toward greater accountability to research participants, increased access to research data, and new forms of science oversight. Presentations from top national speakers addressed emerging issues in genomic, neuroscience, health care, biomedicine and the life sciences, environmental research, as well as science oversight. The conference also included a session on "Top Papers: New Voices" with presentations by the winners of a competitive call for papers.

Law School Dean David Wippman offered the Welcome Address. Speakers included: Prof. Isaac Kohane, MD, PHD (Harvard Medical School); Prof. Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD (Vanderbilt University); Prof. R. Alta Charo, JD (University of Wisconsin Law School); Prof. Robert Bullard, PhD (Clark Atlanta University); Prof. Stephen Morse, JD, PhD (University of Pennsylvania); Prof. Jonathan Moreno, PhD (University of Pennsylvania); Prof. Cary Coglianese, JD, PhD, MPP (University of Pennsylvania); and many more. Professor Larry Gostin, JD, Director, O'Neill Center for National and Global Health Law (Georgetown Law/Johns Hopkins University) presented the lunch keynote address on "The Challenges of Global Health: What the Next Decade Will Bring."

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Prof. Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD (Harvard Medical School) speaks during the conference session on "What’s Next in Genomic Research? Open Access to Data."

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Prof. Stephen Morse, JD, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) speaks at the 10th Anniversary Conference on "What’s Next in Neuroscience Research? New Uses in Law & National Security."

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Prof. Lawrence Gostin, JD (Georgetown Law/Johns Hopkins University) delivers the Keynote Address on "The Challenges of Global Health: What the Next Decade Will Bring."

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Prof. Judy Illes, PhD (University of British Colombia) presents on "What’s Next in Neuroscience Research? New Uses in Law & National Security" at the conference.

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John Sheehan, MS (University of Minnesota), Prof. Robert Bullard, PhD
(Clark Atlanta University), and Prof. Deborah Swackhamer, PhD (University
of Minnesota) present a panel discussion on "What’s Next in Environmental
Research? New Accountability for Environmental Harms & Energy Use" at
the 10th Anniversary Conference.