CONTACT: JENNIFER BROWN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9917; fax(319) 384-4638
Release: May 2, 2001
Hendrix, Coleman to Participate in FASEB
Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., Kate Daum Research Professor
and head of the University of Iowa department of anatomy and cell biology,
and UI President Mary Sue Coleman, Ph.D., will participate in a Spring Policy
Conference hosted by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental
Biology (FASEB) on May 6-7 in Bethesda, Md. Hendrix is the current president
The conference, "Government-Academic-Industrial Partnerships:
Bioethics and Genome Research" will examine the complex and dynamic nature
of relationships between academia, industry and the government and will focus
on the impact of these partnerships in genome research.
FASEB intends the conference, which will feature top genetic
scientists and science policy experts, to provide an open forum for members
of the scientific community to discuss issues and concerns raised by the increasingly
common partnerships between industry, academia and the government in the realm
of genome research. Bioethical and privacy issues, and intellectual property
rights will be among the topics under discussion. A public perspective about
these relationships will also be expressed.
Coleman will present the "Academic Perspective" in the
Monday afternoon lecture session titled, "Government-Academic-Industrial Partnerships."
Hendrix will chair the session.
For more information about the conference see the FASEB
news release on the Web at http://www.faseb.org/opar/news/docs/nr4x30x1.html
or contact Paulette Campbell at (301) 571-7795 or firstname.lastname@example.org