The blog of the 2009 – 2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Member Spotlight: Stephen Hauser

Stephen Hauser, M.D. was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) in April 2010. Hauser is the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. A neuroimmunologist, Hauser’s research has advanced our understanding of the […]

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Member Spotlight: James Wagner

President Obama appointed the nineteenth President of Emory University, James W. Wagner, Ph.D., to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) in November 2009. Wagner serves as Vice Chair on the Bioethics Commission. Wagner holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in clinical engineering and a Ph.D. in […]

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Member Spotlight: Nelson Michael

As a long-time HIV vaccine scientist for the United States Military, Col. Nelson Michael M.D., Ph.D. didn’t find bioethics—bioethics found him.  Originally trained in internal medicine and molecular biology, Michael entered the U.S. Army in 1989 and became the director of the U.S. Military HIV Research Program in 2006, where he oversaw clinical trials including […]

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Member Spotlight: Anita L. Allen

When Dr. Anita Allen moves in to her new office at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has recently been appointed Vice Provost for Faculty, she will bring her 1991 yearbook from Harvard Law School. Allen points out that the yearbook includes a portrait of her, then a visiting law professor, and also of then […]

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