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1993 Sigma Xi Forum Program

Ethics, Values and the Promise of Science
February 25-26, 1993
San Francisco, California

Thursday, February 25

Science at the Crossroads
George Bugliarello
, President, Polytechnic University

Ethical Research: Principles and Practices
Yuan T. Lee
, Nobel Laureate, University Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Rosalyn S. Yalow, Nobel Laureate, Director, Solomon A. Berson Research Laboratory, VA Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.
Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate, Josey Regental Professor of Science, University of Texas, Austin

Managing Competing Interests: Chastity vs. Promiscuity
Carl Djerassi
, Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University and former President, Syntex Research

Post-Doctoral Researchers Panel
Chair, Arthur L. Singer, Jr., Vice President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Scientific Elites and Scientific Illiterates
David L. Goodstein
, Vice Provost, California Institute ofTechnology

Responsibility of Scientists for Science Policy
John M. Deutch
, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology

Breakout Group Sessions

Forum breakout group sessions afford an opportunity to discuss in greater depth topics related to ethics and research. Each group meets twice. Forum participants are encouraged to select a breakout group and stay with it for both sessions. During the first session, panelists will give opening remarks and lead the group discussion. The second meeting will be devoted to developing three conclusions and three recommendations to present to the entire assembly at the end of Friday's session. Breakout group conclusions and recommendations will be included in the forum proceedings.

The Peer Review Process
Panelists: David L. Goodstein, Vice Provost, California Institute of Technology; R.E. Sojka, U.S. Agricultural Research Service, Kimberly, Idaho

Institutional Responses to Misconduct in Science
Panelists: Steve Blush, Director, Office of Nuclear Safety, U.S. Department of Energy; Jerome L. Rosenberg, Research Integrity Officer, University of Pittsburgh; Nicholas Steneck, Professor of History, University of Michigan, and Chairman, Advisory Committee on Scientific Integrity, Public Health Service; James J. Zwolenik, Assistant Inspector General for Oversight, National Science Foundation

Definitions of Misconduct
Panelists: Donald E. Buzzelli, Senior Scientist, Office of Oversight, National Science Foundation; Tomuo Hoshiko, Professor of Physilogy and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University; Howard Schachman, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Science and the Media
Panelists: Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, The Sacramento Bee; Alan McGowan, President, Scientists' Institute for Public Information; David Perlman, Science Editor, The San Francisco Chronicle

The Ethics of Diversity
Panelists: Rita R. Colwell, President, Maryland Biotechnology Institute; Aaron Wildavsky, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Peggie J. Hollingsworth, Research Scientist, Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan

Improving Mentoring
Panelists: Carl Djerassi, Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University, and former President, Syntex Research; Billy Joe Evans, Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan

The Societal Responsibilities of Science
Panelists: John H. Bailar, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University; Gerald Holton, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University; Chauncey Starr, President Emeritus, The Electric Power Research Institute

Teaching Ethics
Panelists: Joseph M. Norbeck, Director, Center for Environmental Research & Technology, University of California, Riverside; George Sammett, Jr., Vice President-Ethics, Martin Marietta; Vivian Weil, Director, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology; Stephanie Bird, Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

McGovern Lecture of the Sigma Xi Science and Society Committee
J. Michael Bishop
, Nobel Laureate, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco

Friday, February 26

Science and Values Today
Gerald Holton
, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, HarvardUniversity

Modern Day Hubris?: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Rita R. Colwell
, President, Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Teaching Ethics and Values in Science: Academia
Bernard Lo
, Director, Program in Medical Ethics, University of California at San Francisco
Bernard Gert, Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College

Ethics and Values in Science: Industry/Government
Edward David, Jr.
, Former Executive Director of Research, Bell Telephone Laboratories; Science Advisor to the President; President, Exxon Research & Engineering Company; Chair, National Research Council Panel on Scientific Responsibility and the Conduct of Research

 

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