Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics
Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center
Board Room #6601
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
The Complex Challenges of Genetic Discrimination
Mark A. Rothstein, J.D.
Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine
Director, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Ever since the launch of the Human Genome Project in 1990, there has been considerable concern about genetic discrimination in employment, health insurance, and other areas. The federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and numerous state laws have been enacted, but it is not clear that these legislative responses have been well considered or appropriate. This talk will address the conceptual and practical challenges in preventing genetic discrimination.
Upcoming Dates and Speakers
November 7th – Barbara Bernhardt, MS, CGC, Dept. of Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania
December 19th – Mario Mendez, MD, PhD, Dept. of Neurology, UCLA
January 9th – Rayna Rapp, PhD, Dept. of Anthropology, NYU
February 6th – Consuelo Wilkins, MD, Dept. of Medicine, Vanderbilt Univ. & Meharry Medical
March 13th –Susan Wolf, JD, University of Minnesota Law School
April 24th – Julia Wynn, MS, Dept. of Pediatrics, Columbia University
May 15th – Catherine Bliss, PhD, Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing,
June 12th – R. Alta Charo, JD, Law School & Dept. of Medical History & Bioethics, Univ. of
For further information or to convey suggestions about future speakers, contact Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Director, Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, at 646-774-8630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.