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Jews and Medicine
Nov 6 2005


A historic and groundbreaking multi-disciplinary national conference, exploring the distinctive history of Jews in medicine and their roles and responsibilities today with some of the nation's most outstanding experts in medicine and related fields examining the issues.
null Jerome E. Groopman Opening Remarks
null Sherwin B. Nuland The Tradition of the Jewish Doctor
null Evelyn Gruss Lipper Introduction
null Sidney Altman Jews as Scientists
null Evelyn Gruss Lipper Introduction
null Jerome E. Groopman The Jewish Healer
null Jerome E. Groopman, Sidney Altman and Sherwin B. Nuland Q&A
null Milton Kramer Introduction
null Regina Morantz-Sanchez What's Gender Got to Do with It?
null Milton Kramer Introduction
null Barbara E. Bierer Medicine and a Jewish Woman
null Regina Morantz-Sanchez and Barbara E. Bierer Q&A
null Richard C. Pasternak Introduction
null Ezekiel Emanuel Medical Ethics from a Jewish Perspective
null Richard C. Pasternak Introduction
null Jonathan David Lear The Jewish Relationship to Psychoanalysis
null Ezekiel Emanuel and Jonathan David Lear Q&A
null Martin Peretz Introduction
null Andrew R. Marks Counteracting the Boycott of Israeli Academics
null Sherwin B. Nuland Closing Remarks
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biography : SIDNEY ALTMAN, PhD
Sterling Professor of Biology, Yale University and 1989 Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Dr. Altman's career has been largely concerned with nucleic acid biochemistry and with the genetics of tRNA expression. He currently serves as a Trustee for the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology (MIT) and as a member of the Committee on Human Rights at the National Academy of Sciences.

biography : BARBARA E. BIERER, MD
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Vice President for Research at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Bierer currently serves as the President of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program. Dr. Bierer is on the Board of Directors of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of ViaCell, Inc., a public company. While at the National Institutes of Health, she served as a member of the Scholars Committee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She is an editor of Current Protocols in Immunology and serves on a number of other editorial boards including as deputy editor of the Journal of Immunology.

Chair of the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health
Dr. Emanuel is an internationally known bioethicist and breast oncologist. He has published widely on the ethics of clinical research, advance care directives, end of life care issues, euthanasia, health care reform, the ethics of managed care and the physician-patient relationship. His books include The Ends of Human Life: Medical Ethics in a Liberal Polity (1991). Dr. Emanuel is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science and the Association of American Physicians.

biography : JEROME E. GROOPMAN, MD
Dina and Raphael Recananti Professor of Medicine at Harvard University and Chief of the Division of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Groopman is a leading researcher and clinician in blood diseases, cancer and AIDS in the United States. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and The New Republic magazines. His most recent book is The Anatomy of Hope.

John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy and serves on the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago
Dr. Lear has received the Gradiva Award of the National Association of Psychoanalysis three times for related publications. Dr. Lear’s many publications include Therapeutic Action (2004), Happiness, Death and the Remainder of Life (2000), Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul (1999) and Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis (1998). His newest book, Freud, was published in the summer of 2005.

biography : ANDREW R. MARKS, PhD
Chairman of the Department of Physiology, Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology and The Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics and Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Investigations. Dr. Marks, a leading research cardiologist, has been central in the struggle to alert the international academic community to anti-semitism and anti-Zionist boycotts and bannings in the academic community. Dr. Marks founded International Academic Friends of Israel, an organization of academics and scientists, which works to organize academics in fighting the boycotts of Israeli academics.

Professor of History at the University of Michigan and holds appointments in American Culture and Women’s Studies
She began researching and teaching women's history in 1971, during the early stages of its development and also participated in establishing new approaches to the social history of medicine. A noted researcher and author, her publications, including the path-breaking monographs, Sympathy and Science: Women Physicians in American Medicine (1985), and Conduct Unbecoming a Woman: Medicine on Trial in Turn of the Century Brooklyn (1999), have had a far-reaching impact on historical research and interpretation.

Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine and a Fellow of the University’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Dr. Nuland’s interest in the emerging field of bioethics, which began in 1977, culminated in his appointment as a founding member of the Bioethics Committee of the Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1986-2000. A recipient of the 1994 National Book Award for How We Die, Dr. Nuland’s many other publications include The Wisdom of the Body (1997), The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Explores Myth, Medicine and the Human Body (2002), Leonardo Da Vinci (2003) and Lost in America: A Journey with My Father (2004). His new biography of Moses Maimonides is slated for publication in October 2005. Nuland is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Republic.

This program was made possible through the generous support of The Gruss Lipper Family Foundation, The David Berg Foundation, the New York State Assembly and individual donours.