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A Local Family's Contribution: The Bishop Lecture in Bioethics

Ronald and Nancy Bishop both graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1944. Like many other students of the era, they stayed to teach and practice, making Ann Arbor their home. What especially endeared them to the community was their long-standing public involvement in issues of social justice and concern for civil liberties.

Now they are being honored through an annual lecture bequest to the University of Michigan Medical School. Appropriately, the lecture is co-sponsored by the U-M Center for Bioethics and the Social Sciences in Medicine. The inaugural lecture features nationally recognized pediatric biethicist and author, Dr. John Lantos, Director of the Children's Mercy Bioethics Center in Kansas City. 

An exceptional public speaker and innovative thinker with challenging ideas, Dr. Lantos' lecture is intriguingly titled, "The Complex Ethical Mess Surrounding Genetic Testing in Children." 

The Bishop Lecture in Bioethics is Thursday, May 19 at 4:30pm at the U-M Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher Street.