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Center Seminar: Dena Davis, JD, PhD

November 12, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Ethical Issues with Alzheimer’s Disease Research Involving Human Subjects

Dena Davis, JD, PhD
Presidential Chair in Health, Professor of Bioethics, and
Associate Director of the Health, Medicine and Society Program
Lehigh University

Alzheimer’s disease research with human subjects poses distinct ethical challenges. These challenges arise from the societal fear of the disease, the predictive qualities of Alzheimer’s biomarkers, and the fluid cognitive status of research subjects. This presentation lays out four of these challenges and suggests some possible responses.

4:00-5:00 PM

Room 405A-B, Educational Center
Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building
622 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032