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Lessons from a One-Eyed Surgeon

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
5:30-7 pm
 

Location

Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute (formerly Neurosciences Institute)


Speaker

Clifton Leaf, Contributing Editor at Fortune and author of The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer—and How to Win It

 

 

Overview

Program Title: Lessons from a One-Eyed Surgeon

Half a century ago, working out of a small hospital in Uganda, Denis Burkitt brought together investigators from all over the world in his quest to understand the "African lymphoma." Together, they unraveled a cancer mystery that no single researcher would ever have solved on his or her own. In the end, Burkitt and his team not only saved an untold number of young lives, but also taught the world how powerful true scientific collaboration can be. The success of this model raises questions for us today:

  • Are cultural, academic, and institutional barriers slowing the process of medical science?
  • If so, do each of us, in our own way, have an ethical imperative to remove them?
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Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute
10640 John J Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

The mission of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is to foster science in the public interest by promoting awareness, understanding, and discussion of the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. To carry out its mission, the Center promotes more informed policy development and ethical decision-making on the part of individuals and institutions through education, outreach, and scholarly forums.

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