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NEWS | May 3, 2013

Lecture by University of Washington bioethics chair set for May 16

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

Wylie Burke, professor and chair of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington, will speak on Thursday, May 16, as part of the UC Davis Bioethics Distinguished Lecture series.

Wylie Burke
Wylie Burke

Burke will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium. A reception will precede her lecture at 5:30 p.m. The title of her lecture is “Genome Medicine — Managing the Stampede.”

Burke founded and served as director of the University of Washington’s Women’s Health Care Center from 1994-99. She is principal investigator of the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, a National Institutes of Health-funded Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research. Her research addresses the social, ethical and policy implications of genetic information.

Those planning to attend should RSVP, to Julie Bechtel at 916-734-6181
or julie.bechtel@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu by no later than Wednesday, May 15, at noon.