MU Life Sciences and Society Program
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Phone: (573) 884-6883

3rd Annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium at MU

The Social and Cultural Implications of New Biomedical Technologies


Time: March 8 & 9, 2006
Place: Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center Monsanto Auditorium

Linda F. Hogle March 8, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Director of the Robert and Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, will give the Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs, "Stem Cells in Context: What's our Global Positioning System for Policy and Research?"

  • Presider - Leonie A. Marks, Director Life Sciences and Society Program (MU)
  • Welcoming Remarks - Brady Deaton, Chancellor (MU) & Michael Chippendale, Interim Director, Bond Life Sciences Center (MU)
  • Introduction - Peter Hall, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Department of Sociology (MU)
  • Discussant - Phil Peters, Jr Ruth L Hulston Professor of Law, School of Law (MU)

John Evans March 9, 8:15 - 9:45am
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego, "The Social and Religious Context of Stem Cell Research in the U.S."

  • Presider - Jay Gubrium, Chair Department of Sociology (MU)
  • Discussant - Peter Hall, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Department of Sociology (MU)

Diana Schaub 10:00 - 12:00pm
Chair Department of Political Science, Loyola College of Maryland and Member Presidents Council on Bioethics, "The Founders and the Ethics of State Science"

  • Presider - Brian Kierland, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy (MU)

Discussion Panel
  • Sandra Aust, Adjunct Faculty, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing and Outreach Coordinator and Treasurer of the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures
  • Alex Bartlett, Attorney, Husch & Eppenberger, LLC, Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Bill Bondeson , Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Family and Community Medicine (MU)
  • Grant McMurray, Executive Director, Missouri Impact, Jefferson City

Fiona Murray 1:30 - 3:00pm
Assistant Professor of Management & Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship (MTIE), MIT Sloan School of Management, "Can we Measure the Impact of the Bush Policy Regulations"

  • Presider - Yin Xia, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics (MU)
  • Discussant - Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, MSMC Endowed Professor of Agribusiness, Department of Agricultural Economics (MU)

Mike Roberts 3:15 - 4:45pm
Professor of Animal Science, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, "The Down Side and the Up Side of Human Embryonic Stem Cells"

  • Presider - Michael Chippendale, Interim Director Bond Life Sciences Center (MU)

Arlene Y. Chiu 7:00 - 9:00pm
Director of Scientific Programs, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine "Funding Stem Cell Research"

  • Presider - Lawrence A. Dreyfus, Dean and Professor, School of Biological Sciences (UMKC)
  • Summary Remarks - David Fleming, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Health Management and Informatics and Director, Center for Health Ethics (MU)
  • Closing Remarks - Jim Coleman, Vice Provost for Research & Professor, Biological Sciences (MU)

Sponsored By

  • MU Provost's office
  • Office of Research
  • Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
  • College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Economics
  • Division of Applied Social Sciences
  • Division of Biological Sciences
  • Economics & Management of Agbiotech Center
  • MU Life Sciences and Society Program
  • School of Medicine
  • Truman School of Public Affairs