President Barack Obama has appointed Emory University President James W. Wagner as Vice Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. In this position, Wagner and other members of the commission will advise the president on bioethical issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The commission will work with the goal of identifying and promoting policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in an ethically responsible manner.
Wagner has championed the role of ethics in Emory’s mission by significantly enhancing the prominence of the university-wide Center for Ethics and including ethical engagement as a pillar of Emory’s strategic vision.
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