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SUNY Downstate Sesquicentennial

A Diverse Legacy, A Bright Future

Cutting Edge Issues in Contemporary Bioethics

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Conference Program

12:30 PM Registration and Light Refreshments

1:00 PM Welcome
Ian L. Taylor, MD, PhD
Senior Vice-President for Biomedical
Education and Research and Dean, College of Medicine

Conference Introduction
Kathleen E. Powderly, CNM, PhD
Acting Director, Division of Humanities in Medicine

1:15 PM Keynote Address
Arthur L. Caplan, PhD
Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics and Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
Do Your Duty and Roll Up Your Sleeves: The Ethics of Vaccine Mandates

2:00 PM In commemoration of Black History Month
James H. Jones, PhD
Independent Scholar and Author of Bad Blood
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A Tragedy of Race and Medicine


2:45 PM Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD
David and Lyn Silfen Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense

3:30 PM Andre Fenton, PhD
Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Basic Neuroscience: A Platform on a Slippery Slope?

3:45 PM Todd Sacktor, MD
Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Professor of Neurology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
How to Erase and Enhance Your Long-Term Memories

4:00 PM Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Stephen M. Goldfinger, MD
Professor and Chair, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

5:00 PM Reception