The Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities

The Department of Humanities at University of the Sciences presents the 2017 Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities:

Perils and Possibilities of Neural Stem Cell Research – To Graft or Not to Graft?

Dr. Mark Greeneby Mark Greene, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Delaware

Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Pharm/Tox Center 140

Dr. Greene’s expertise includes medical ethics, bioethics, and health policy with a focus on ethical issues arising from the introduction of new methods in biotechnology. In this fascinating lecture, he will explore the scientific, ethical, and policy issues arising from the engraftment of human neural stem cells into the brains of nonhuman primates and other animals. Should implanted neural stem cells be used in medical research? Could human neural cells alter the cognitive capacities of non-human animals, with potential significance for their moral status? If so, how should therapeutic potential be weighed against these broader ethical implications?

Free and open to the public

The Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities was endowed by Bernard Malis, who graduated from PCPS in 1944 with a BS in pharmacy and in 1947 with an MS in pharmacy. He was a consultant in pharmacology and public health, and was chair of the Philadelphia chapter of the Explorers Club. In 1989, Malis was elected a fellow of Royal Society of Arts.

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