Guinea Pigs of the World, Unite! How Pharmaceutical Researchers Exploit the Poor

Date: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 19:00 - 21:00

The Lupina Centre for Spirituality, Healthcare & Ethics at Regis College presents its first public lecture event of the new academic year:

GUINEA PIGS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! HOW PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCHERS EXPLOIT THE POOR

Presented by Carl Elliott

Thursday, 29 September - 7pm. Regis College, classroom C. Reception to follow the lecture.

Free admission. Limited seating. Please register at LupinaCentre.ca

Carl Elliott is Professor in the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. A native South Carolinian, Elliott originally trained as a doctor before earning a PhD in philosophy. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago, the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine at the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa, and the University of Otago in New Zealand, where he is now an honorary member of the faculty. In 2003-04 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, where he led a faculty seminar on bioethics. His articles have appeared in a broad range of publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Mother Jones, The London Review of Books and The New England Journal of Medicine. In 2011 he was a recipient of the Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media. He is the author or editor of seven books, including Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream and White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine. In 2011-2012, he is a Network Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

 

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