Stem Cell EthicsGAMBIER, Ohio (March 17, 2006) Ruth R. Faden, a leading authority on medical ethics, will speak on "The Ethics of Stem Cell Research: Moral Status, Moral Values," on Monday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Rosse Hall Auditorium. On Tuesday, March 28, Faden will present a Common Hour discussion in Tomsich Hall , room 101.
Faden is the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics and executive director of the Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and a senior research scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University. She is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on biomedical ethics and health policy. They include Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy; A History and Theory of Informed Consent (with Tom L. Beauchamp); AIDS, Women and the Next Generation (Ruth Faden, Gail Geller and Madison Powers, eds.); and HIV, AIDS and Childbearing: Public Policy, Private Lives (Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass, eds.).
Faden is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the Hastings Center and the American Psychological Association. She has served on several national advisory committees and commissions. Most recently, she was the chair of the President's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in General Studies in Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a M.P.H. and Ph.D. (Program in Attitudes and Behavior) from the University of California, Berkeley.
Faden's talks are sponsored by Student Lectureships. They are free and open to the public.