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Human Genome Conference

by Patricia Cunniff, Dean of Sciences, Mathematics, and Health Technology

Mark your calendars for The Human Genome Conference, scheduled for Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30, 2001, on our campus. The full program with reservation form will be available to everyone in early October. 

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Alan Guttmacher, M.D., senior clinical advisor to the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Guttmacher’s talk, "The Human Genome Project : Where We Are and Where We Are Going," is set for 3:30 p.m., The Washington Post Lecture Hall, CH 109, Thursday, November 29, 2001.

Friday’s talks will be held in Largo Student Center. Dr. Ron King, NIH, will speak on "The Human Genome Project - Impact on the African American Community," 9 a.m., to be followed by 
Dr. LeRoy Walters, professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, who will speak on "Ethical Issues in Genetic Therapy." Afternoon speakers include: Dr. Suzanne Zameroski, Department of Nursing, Villanova University, Dr. Jonathan Monroe, Department of Biology, James Madison University, and Dr. Michael Kerchner, Department of Psychology, Washington College. A clergyman and a representative from the community will also be included on the panel. The program is being co-sponsored by the Sciences, Mathematics, and Health Technology Division, the Nursing Club, the Respiratory Therapy Club, the Radiography Club, and the Honors Student Association. For further information contact Dr. Patricia Cunniff at


The Instructional Area Newsletter, Volume 17, No. 1

Fall 2001