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Silverstein Lecture Discusses Genetics and Race

April 25, 2005

The Center for Genetic Medicine Silverstein Lecture Series continues this spring with a panel discussion on Genetics and Race on May 9 and May 10.

It will feature four scholars from different fields: Jon Entine, scholar-in-residence, Miami University (Ohio); Shomarka Omar Y. Keita, clinical director of the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Administration, DC, and research associate, Natural History Museum and Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution; Paul A. Lombardo, associate professor of medicine and director, Program in Law and Medicine, Center for Biomedical Ethics, University of Virginia; and Charlies Rotimi, associate professor, department of microbiology and director of genetic epidemiology research, National Human Genome Center, Howard University College of Medicine.

The Silverstein Lectures will be presented in Chicago (Pritzker Auditorium, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 E. Huron St.) on May 9, and in Evanston (Pancoe Auditorium, Pancoe Life Sciences Building, Room 110) on May 10. Receptions will be held at 5:30 p.m. and the lectures will begin at 6:30 p.m.  

The Silverstein Lectures are free and open to the public. They are designed to bring information about important new developments in genetics research and technology to a broad audience and provide a forum where people can hear experts discuss genetics topics of widespread interest in plain English. Funding for the Silverstein Lecture Series is provided by the Herman M. and Bea L. Silverstein Medical Research Fund for Genetic Medicine. The programs are sponsored by the Center for Genetic Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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