Past Event

R. Alta Charo – CRISPR Critters and Emended Mankind

June 12, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute 1051 Riverside Drive, New York

Speaker: R. Alta Charo, Sheldon B. Lubar Distinguished Research Chair, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin – Madison

R. Alta Charo will discuss “CRISPR Critters and Emended Mankind.” This event is part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics series. Free and open to the public.

R. Alta Charo is the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.   In the past, she also has served on the faculty of the UW Masters in Biotechnology Studies program and the Dept. of Medical History and Bioethics at the School of Medicine & Public Health. Alta Charo (B.A. biology, Harvard 1979; J.D. Columbia, 1982) is an elected member (2004) of the World Technology Network and (2005) the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.  And in 2006 she was elected to membership in the National Academies' Institute of Medicine (IOM) (now known as the National Academy of Medicine).  In 2013 she was awarded the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal for her service to the IOM. Professor Charo served on President Obama's transition team, where she was a member of the HHS review team, focusing her attention particularly on transition issues related to NIH, FDA, bioethics, stem cell policy, and women's reproductive health.  She was on leave 2009-2011 to serve as a senior policy advisor on emerging technology issues in the Office of the Commissioner at the US Food & Drug Administration.

This talk is sponsored by the Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry and Precision Medicine Resource, Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Research, Columbia University Medical Center.