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Feb. 3, 2004

Speaker To Discuss Clinical Research Ethics Feb. 6

Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the clinical bioethics department at the Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health, will give two lectures Feb. 6 at the University of Iowa.

Emanuel will discuss "What Makes Clinical Research Ethical," beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6. At 12:15 p.m. he will present "The Ethics of Phase 1 Oncology Trials." Both lectures will be in the Della Ruppert Conference Room, located in 6 Colloton Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics. There will be time for questions following each talk and a short break with light refreshments between the talks.

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

Emanuel received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his doctorate in political philosophy from Harvard University. After completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and his oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he joined the faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Emanuel served as an associate professor at Harvard Medical School before joining the NIH.

Emanuel has published widely on the ethics of clinical research, advance care directives, end-of-life care issues, euthanasia, the ethics of managed care and the physician-patient relationship. He is the author of a text on medical ethics titled, "The Ends of Human Life," and he has received numerous awards, including election to the Association of American Physicians and a Fulbright Scholarship. Emanuel served on President Clinton's Health Care Task Force, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission and on the bioethics Pan-American Healthcare Organization.

Emanuel's 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

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