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Symposium: Genetic Testing, Privacy and Race
Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:30pm to Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:30pm

Symposium panelists will examine Genetic Testing & the Criminal Justice System (the forensic uses of DNA technologies to construct genetic profiles or fingerprints) and Genetic Testing & the Medicalization of Race.

Location: PSU Lincoln Hall Room 75

Price: Free and open to the public


Troy Duster, PhD. Chancellor's Professor at UC Berkeley, and Professor of Sociology & Director of the Institute for the History of the Production of Knowledge, NYU. Dr. Duster is currently President of the American Sociological Assn and author of Backdoor to Eugenics and co-author of Whitewashing Race: the Myth of a Colorblind Society.

Susan Olson, PhD. Professor of Molecular & Medical Genetics, Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory, OHSU

Nancy Press, PhD. Professor of Medical Anthroplogy, School of Nursing and Medicine, OHSU

Paul Newton, JD. Attorney Supervisor of Special Courts Section, Metropolitan Public Defender Inc., Portland

Jon Zonana, MD. Professor & Director of Clinical Genetics, Dept of Molecular & Medical Genetics, OHSU

Moderator: Marc Marenco, D. Phil. Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy & Director, Pacific Institute for Ethics & Social Policy at Pacific Univ

Program Director: Patricia Backlar, Research Associate Professor of Bioethics, Dept of Philosophy, PSU; Senior Scholar, Center for Ethics in Health Care, & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioethics, Dept of Psychiatry, OHSU.

Sponsors: PSU Philosophy Dept, Biology Dept, Chemistry Dept, Division of Criminology & Criminal Justice, School of Community Health; OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care; Oregon Advisory Committee on Genetic Privacy & Research; Office of Multicultural Health, OR Department of Health Services; Geneforum.