Emory Report
December 7, 2009
Volume 62, Number 13



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December 7, 2009
Wagner appointed by Obama as vice chair of bioethical panel

From Staff Reports

President Jim Wagner has been appointed by President Obama to his newly-created Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Wagner will be vice chair of the panel, which will advise the president on bioethical issues related to national polices on science and technology. University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann is the chair.

At Emory, Wagner has stressed that ethical engagement is integral to the University’s strategic vision and enhanced the role and prominence of the Emory Center of Ethics.

In a White House news release, Obama said, “This new commission will develop its recommendations through practical and policy-related analyses. I am confident that Amy and Jim will use their decades of experience in both ethics and science to guide the new Commission in this work.”