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February 27, 2009
CANCELLED: McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Lecture, Indiana Health Law Review Symposium
Assessing Risk to People Participating in Medical Research

Speaker: Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., Senior counselor at the White House Office of Management and Budget on health policy
Time: 11:00am - 5:00p
Location: Inlow Hall
Contact: Contact Carsandra Knight for more information: (317) 274-1912

Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Senior counselor at the White House Office of Management and Budget on health policy, is currently scheduled to give this year's McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Lecture, followed by a panel discussion as part of the Indiana Health Law Review's Symposium Feb. 27, 2009, Inlow Hall. The title of the lecture is "Assessing Risk to People Participating in Medical Research."

Photo of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel of the National Institute of HealthAbout the Speaker:

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD is an internationally known bioethicist and a breast oncologist.

After completing Amherst College, he received his M.Sc. from Oxford University in Biochemistry. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University. His dissertation received the Toppan Award for the finest political science dissertation of the year. In 1987-88, he was a fellow in the Program in Ethics and the Professions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

After completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital and his oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he joined the faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and was an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Emanuel has authored 3 books and co-edited 4. Publications include The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, edited by Dr. Emanuel and members of the NIH Department of Bioethics and Healthcare, Guaranteed, Dr. EmanuelÂ’s own recommendations for health care reform and, just published by Princeton University Press, Exploitation and Developing Countries. His book on medical ethics, The Ends of Human Life, has been widely praised and received honorable mention for the Rosenhaupt Memorial Book Award by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Dr. Emanuel has also published No Margin, No Mission: Health-Care Organizations and the Quest for Ethical Excellence and co-edited Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research: Readings and Commentary.

Dr. Emanuel developed The Medical Directive, a comprehensive living will that has been endorsed by Consumer Reports on Health, Harvard Health Letter, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He has published widely on the ethics of clinical research, health care reform, international research ethics, end of life care issues, euthanasia, the ethics of managed care, and the physician-patient relationship in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, JAMA, and many other medical journals.

He has received numerous awards including the election to the Association of American Physicians, the AMA-Burroughs Welcome Leadership Award, the Public Service Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the 2nd Annual John Mendelsohn Award from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a Fulbright Scholarship (which he declined). In 2004, Dr. Emanuel was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science. In 2007, Roosevelt University presented Dr. Emanuel with the PresidentÂ’s Medal for Social Justice.

Dr. Emanuel served on President Clinton's Health Care Task Force, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC), and on the bioethics panel of the Pan-American Healthcare Organization. Dr. Emanuel has been a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Brin Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School.