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April 12, 2004

Speaker To Discuss Human Subjects Research Issues April 28

Ernest Prentice, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, professor of genetics, cell biology and anatomy, and professor of preventive and societal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), will present two lectures April 28 at the University of Iowa.

Prentice will discuss, "Kids Participating in Research Should Not Be Overprotected or Under Protected," at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28. He will present "The Intrusion and Consequences of Litigation in the Clinical Research Environment," at 10:30 a.m. Both lectures will be in room 2117 of the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF). There will be time for questions following each talk and a short break with light refreshments between the lectures.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Nursing continuing education credits are available to those who attend both lectures.

For more than 23 years, Prentice has served as co-chair of the UNMC Institutional Review Board. In addition to his scholarly work in the fields of anatomy and medical education, he has written numerous articles on the ethics and regulation of human and animal research. A frequent speaker on research ethics, Prentice serves as a consultant to universities, hospitals and law firms in the private sector.

Prentice is a member of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) council and serves as chairman of the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee of Human Research Protection (SACHRP).

The lectures are part of the UI Human Subjects Office 2004 Speaker Series, which will feature national leaders in the field of human research protection. For more information, visit the UI Human Subjects Office Web site at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT(S): Media: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,; Writer: Tiffany Bronk