Consortium EVENTS at a glance:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Annual Conference: "Should We Offer Genomic Results to a Research Participant's Family, Including After Death?"
8:30am-5:00pm, Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center
More information including registration here
Friday, November 14, 2014
Henrietta Lacks’ Legacy: A Conversation with the Lacks Family & Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH, Director, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; Philip Franklin Wagley, Professor in Biomedical Ethics
9:45am-11:30am, Carlson Family Stage, Northrup Auditorium, University of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics
Moderator: Susan M. Wolf, JD, McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy;
Faegre Bake Daniels Professor of Law; Professor of Medicine
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Deinard Memorial Lecture: New Directions in Medical Malpractice Reform
11:30am-1:00pm, Coffman Memorial Union Theater
Prof. Michelle Mello, JD, PhD (Stanford Law School and Stanford Medical School)
Commentator: Prof. Jon B. Christianson, PhD (School of Public Health, University of Minnesota)
Co-sponsored by the Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology and the Center for Bioethics
Funded by the family of Amos S. Deinard Sr and the Law Offices of Stinson Leonard Street
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Genomic Variant Interpretation: The Good the Bad and the Uncertain
11:30AM-1PM, Best Buy Theater, Northrup Auditorium
Prof. Heidi Rehm PhD, FACMG (Harvard Medical School)
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Progress Toward Personalized Medicine & the Challenges of Integrating Genomics into Electronic Health Records
Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union
Prof. Rex Chisholm PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Future of Genomics in Public Health: Thinking Rigorously About Cost and Benefit
Best Buy Theater, Northrup Auditorium
Dr. Muin Khoury MD, PhD (Director, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control)
Consortium to Lead Analysis on Law and Ethics of DNA Nanotechnology
(7.10.14) Prof. Susan Wolf has received funding to analyze the ethical, legal, and social implications of DNA nanotechnology as part of a newly funded Mn-DRIVE project on “DNA Nanotechnology: Developing and Analyzing a New Tool for Sensing and Targeting Disease.” This project, led by Prof. Efie Kokkoli and joined by Co-PIs Karen Ashe, Scott McIvor, Walter Low, Ted La Buza, and Susan Wolf will explore the implications of technology that combines DNA with nanostructures to treat disease and detect allergens. Read more about the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, and the Life Sciences’ nanotechnology research here.
Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Michael Roizen to Speak at September Wellbeing Lecture
(7.10.2014) The Center for Spirituality and Healing has invited Dr. Michael Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic to speak on “Lessons Learned from the Cleveland Clinic: Achieving Wellbeing and Bending the Cost Curve.” Dr. Roizen will speak on how the Cleveland Clinic managed to change its culture to achieve large weight loss, and measurable decreases in employee smoking rates, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Read more about Dr. Roizen’s lecture and get tickets for the September 11th event at Coffman Memorial Union.
Center for Cognitive Sciences member’s research highlighted in national news
(6.26.14) Dr. A. David Redish and Adam Steiner’s recent article, “Behavioral and Neurphysiological Correlates of Regret in Rat Decision-Making on a Neuroeconomic Task” has been covered widely by national science press. Their research shows that, like humans, rats feel regret following poor choices and missed opportunities. Read the Star Tribune’s coverage of Dr. Redish’s groundbreaking research here.
Consortium members co-sponsor conference on community-engaged research
(6.26.14) The Center for Bioethics, Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institutes are co-sponsoring a conference on community-engaged research entitled “What Went Wrong? Reflecting and Learning from Community Engaged Research.” The Conference will occur on July 11-12. For more information and to register, click here.
National Center for Food Protection and Defense responds to proposed FDA rule on intentional adulteration
(6.26.14) In response to the FDA’s proposed rules on intentional adulteration of food, the National Center for Food Protection and Defense has submitted comments encouraging the FDA to include protections against fraud and crimes committed by disgruntled employees. For the National Center for Food Protection and Defense’s full comments, please click here.
OVPR launches new blog, Inquiry
(6.26.14) The Office for the Vice President of Research has launched a new blog, Inquiry, to document the impact of research at the University of Minnesota. For the latest news in University research, check out Inquiry today.
Lewis Gilbert named interim director of Institute on the Environment
(6.9.14) Vice President for Research Brian Herman has appointed Lewis E. Gilbert the Interim Director of the Institute on the Environment. Gilbert brings to bear his experience as an architect of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Vice President Herman has also appointed a consultative committee to put forth recommendations and strategy for the Institute. For more information on the Institute’s leadership transition, please click here.
Healthy Foods Healthy Lives Institute co-sponsors food access summit
(6.9.14) The University of Minnesota Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute is co-sponsoring Food Access Summit 2014: Organize for Equality at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The summit will take place on October 29-30 and aims to provide policy tools, traning, and action-oriented ideas to support food system equality. For more information on the Summit, please click here.
MPGI 5th annual fall symposium on epigenetic inheritance open for registration
The University of Minnesota Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute will hold its fifth annual Fall Symposium on August 27, 2014. The Symposium, entitled “Beyond Genomes: Epigenetic Inheritance” will be hosted by MPGI Director Nathan Springer and will address epigenetic inheritance in several eukaryotic species. For more information and to register, please click here.
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Consortium Communications Manager
The Consortium is hiring a full-time Communications Manager for this center of national prominence. More information including application instructions here.
Recent Consortium Publications
Addressing the ethical challenges in genetic testing and sequencing of children.
Am J Bioethics 2014
Ellen Wright Clayton et al.
Return of individual research results and incidental findings
Ann Rev Genom Hum
Susan M. Wolf
From Our Members
Epigenetic and Genetic Influences on DNA Methylation Variation in Maize Populations
Nathan Springer, et al.
Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute
Association between celiac disease and iron deficiency in caucasians, but not non-caucasians
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Kenneth Beckman, et al.
University of Minnesota Genomics Center
Agriculture in the Global Economy
J. Economic Perspectives 2014
J. Alston & P. Pardey