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Core Health Obligations from the Perspectives of Human Rights and Public Health

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UCONN’s CHIP lecture series will kick off on Thursday September 4th with Dr. Audrey R. Chapman, Ph.D speaking on “Core Health Obligations from the Perspectives of Human Rights and Public Health.”

Chapman received her Ph.D in public law and government from Columbia University and graduate degrees in theology and ethics from New York Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary. She is now a Professor of Community Medicine and Healthcare and has held the Healey Memorial Chair in Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Connecticut Health Center since July2006. Before that she served as the Director of the Science and Human Rights Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Senior Associate for Ethics for the AAAS Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion. She also chairs the University of Connecticut Stem Cell Oversight Committee, and is a member of the State of Connecticut Stem Cell Ethics and Law Working Group and the Dempsey Hospital Ethics Committee.

In addition, Dr. Chapman has authored, coauthored, or edited 16 books dealing with bioethics and human rights and more than 45 peer reviewed articles and reports. Her books on human rights include Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: Did the TRC Deliver? (with Hugo van der Merwe) andCore Obligations: Building a Framework for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (with Sage Russell). She is currently writing a book on obstacles to implementing rights-based approaches to health. Her bioethical publications include Genetic Research on Addiction: Ethics, the Law, and Public Health; Designing Our Descendants: The Promises and Perils of Genetic Modifications (with Mark Frankel); and Unprecedented Choices: Religious Ethics at the Frontiers of Genetic Science. She serves as the Chair of the University of Connecticut Stem Cell Oversight Committee. She is also is a member of the State of Connecticut Stem Cell Ethics and Law Working Group and the Dempsey Hospital Ethics Committee.

The lecture will take place from 12:30-1:30 pm in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. A m informal discussion period will follow. Those who cannot attend in person can view the talk live during the lecture, or archived after the lecture at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-9-4-14 (the Live webcast viewers may submit questions in real time; simple instructions are posted at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/qaforum-instructions/.

Lunch will be provided from Le Petit Marché Café for those who RSVP with their selection by Friday, August 29, at 2pm sharp. To RSVP, simply reply to this email (or send an email to lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu) and indicate your choice from the following options: 1) Le Dijon (crème brie, cranberry honey dijon spread, & thinly-sliced ham on a poppy seed baguette); 2) Montmarte (thinly-sliced roast turkey with bacon, tomato, & cheddar cheese on a sesame seed baguette with a basil pesto aioli); 3) Monsieur Lumiere (yellow curried chicken salad with raisins, diced apples, and fresh cilantro, with thinly-sliced tomato served on a sesame seed baguette); or 4) Musee d’Orsay (goat cheese, roasted portabella mushrooms, roasted onions, and red peppers, drizzled with a balsamic glaze and served on a jalapeno cheese baguette). Please note, Sandwiches are made as described and cannot be adjusted. Gluten-free bread is available.

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