National Institutes of Health leader gives public talk

Nursing ethics is topic of WVU School of Nursing’s Jenab Lecture

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The chief of the U.S. government’s Section on Human Subjects Research will be the featured speaker for the West Virginia University School of Nursing’s Jenab Lecture at 7 p.m., April 16, in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Patteson Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.

Christine Grady, Ph.D., is deputy and acting chief of the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, where she also heads the Section on Human Subjects Research.

Grady, who is a senior research fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, will speak on “Ethical Nursing Practice for the 21st Century.”

Grady said issues that will impact nursing practice in terms of ethics are the same issues affecting society. “Globalization, new technology and health reform – these issues affect all of us,” she said. “Nurses, for instance, will be more likely to be confronted with people from different countries whose beliefs about health and illness may be different from what we were raised with.”

Christine Grady, PhD

Grady’s experience includes clinical practice in oncology, neurology, community health, immunologic disorders, hospice care and HIV disease.  She is also an expert in the ethics of research.
Grady earned a B.S. in nursing and biology from Georgetown University, an M.S.N. in community health from Boston College and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University. She has served as a consultant to international bodies such as the Pan American Health Organization and spent two years in Brazil with Project Hope.

The lecture is named for Lorita D. Jenab, who was dean of the School of Nursing from 1968 to 1992.

For information on the WVU School of Nursing see http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/son/.









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Andrea Brunais, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
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