TRANSCRIPT: Meeting 5, Opening Remarks


May 19, 2011


New York, N.Y.


Amy Gutmann, Ph.D.
Commission Chair

James Wagner, Ph.D.
Commission Vice-Chair

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                                     9:00 a.m.

            DR. GUTMANN:  If I could ask all the Commission members, please, to take their seats. Good morning,  I'm Amy Gutmann and I'm President of the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. 

            On behalf of myself and Jim Wagner, our Vice Chair, Jim is also President of Emory University, I welcome you to Day 2 of our fifth meeting, which is here in New York. Before we get underway, let me just say thank you to our presenters in advance, we’re very much looking forward to this session; and I would like to just have each member of the Commission, just briefly introduce herself or himself, beginning with Nita Farahany.

            DR. FARAHANY:         Good morning, I’m Nita Farahany. I’m a professor of Law and Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

            DR. SULMASY:          Dan Sulmasy, in the Department of Medicine and the Divinity School, at the University of Chicago.

            DR. MICHAEL:          Nelson Michael, I’m the Director of the U.S. Military H.I.V. research program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

            DR. ALLEN:            Anita Allen, Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs of the Law School.

            DR. GARZA:            Dr. Alex Garza, I’m the Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and the Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Homeland Security.

            DR. ARRAS:       John Arras, Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics at the University of Virginia.

            DR. GRADY:       Christine Grady, Department of Bioethics at the National Institute of Health Clinical Center.

            DR. ATKINSON:    Barbara Atkinson, Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas.

            DR. KUCHERLAPATI: Raju Kucherlapati, Professor of Genetics and Medicine at Harvard University.

            LONNIE ALI:  Lonnie Ali, Caregiver, and Muhammad is married to me.

            DR. HAUSER:      Stephen Hauser, Chairman of Neurology at University of California, San Francisco.

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