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Lainie Friedman Ross, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP is the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago where she is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery, and the College. She is an associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and director of the Research Ethics Consultation Service. Dr. Ross did her undergraduate studies at Princeton University, graduating with an AB in 1982. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with an MD in 1986 and did her pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Columbia University. She then went to Yale University to study philosophy and earned an M.Phil in 1992 and a PhD in 1996. Dr. Ross is the author of several hundred articles as well as 4 books. Her areas of expertise include pediatric ethics, genetic ethics, transplantation ethics and human subjects protections. She currently serves on the National Institutes of Health Study Section for Societal and Ethical Issues in Research and the Department of Health and Human Services Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.