Science & Technology

UGA Center for Drug Discovery to hold bioethics seminar

Paul R. Wolpe

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Center for Drug Discovery will hold a special bioethics seminar for the university community on April 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Auditorium 201 of the Pharmacy South building.

“Prediction and Prodrome: Ethics of Medicine as a Risk Management System” will be presented by Paul R. Wolpe, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics and director of the Center for Bioethics at Emory University. A welcome reception will be held from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in the foyer outside the auditorium.

Wolpe is a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the country’s oldest medical society, and a fellow of the Hastings Center, the oldest bioethics institute in America.

He is also a professor in the departments of medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and sociology at Emory University. He is on the editorial boards of more than a dozen professional journals in medicine and ethics.

Wolpe is the author of numerous articles, editorials and book chapters in sociology, medicine and bioethics and has contributed to a variety of encyclopedias on bioethical issues. His scholarly activities on bioethics have included, among others, neuroscience, genetics, clinical medicine, research ethics, biotechnology and digital ethics.

He also writes about other emerging technologies, such as genetic engineering, nanotechnology and new reproductive technologies, and his work addresses issues associated with the impact of technology on the human condition.

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Faculty of Infectious Diseases, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Disease and the Institute of Bioinformatics.