WHO: Richard Schlegel, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown University Medical Center
Lawrence Gostin, JD, Associate Dean for Research & Academic Programs
Linda T. & Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law
Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Georgetown University Law Center
WHAT: Schlegel, whose laboratory at Georgetown developed the technology for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, and Gostin, renowned expert on the intersection between law and public health, will discuss social and legal issues surrounding the HPV vaccine, including the debate about whether states should require vaccination. The discussion will conclude with a brief question and answer session.
WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2007, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: 205 Old North
37th and O Streets NW
Washington, D.C., 20007
SPONSORS: Georgetown University Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging and Disease (http://csd.georgetown.edu/)
COVERAGE: Media are welcome to attend but must RSVP with Becky Wexler at (202) 687-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through our partnership with MedStar Health). Our mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, both nationally ranked, the world-renowned Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO).