Ethics of Human Genome Editing and Fallout from CRISPR Babies
Oct
1
5:30 PM17:30

Ethics of Human Genome Editing and Fallout from CRISPR Babies

  • Wolstein Research Building Room 1217 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Andrea Waksmunski will be speaking about genetic editing technologies and their uses in humans. This seminar will provide an overview of the ethics of human genome editing and a discussion on the first case of its application for germline editing in humans

RSVP on Campus Groups or email cls126@case.edu

Andrea R. Waksmunski is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. As a part of Dr. Jonathan Haines’ lab, Andrea’s research focuses on understanding the genetic architecture of age-related macular degeneration in the Amish and general population of European descent. Andrea received her B.S. in biochemistry and an HHMI Certificate for Genomics, Ethics & Society at Juniata College in 2015. She entered the Genetics and Genome Sciences Ph.D. program in fall 2015.

Andrea R. Waksmunski is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. As a part of Dr. Jonathan Haines’ lab, Andrea’s research focuses on understanding the genetic architecture of age-related macular degeneration in the Amish and general population of European descent. Andrea received her B.S. in biochemistry and an HHMI Certificate for Genomics, Ethics & Society at Juniata College in 2015. She entered the Genetics and Genome Sciences Ph.D. program in fall 2015.

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META-REVIEW WORKSHOP ON HUMAN GENETIC EDITING
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

META-REVIEW WORKSHOP ON HUMAN GENETIC EDITING

In this workshop, we will explore and compile policy information regarding human genetic editing, and discuss policy roles in the research and use of genetic editing.

Ways to participate:

  • build database on policy resources

  • build database on data resources

  • determine  the organizations and stakeholders that are affected by genetic editing in humans and by the relevant policies

  • Compiling policies and legislations in the U.S.

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Science Policy 101
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Science Policy 101

Interested in science policy but don't know where to start? 

In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn the basics science policy on the federal level. We will start with how the federal budget and appropriations process directs science policy, how to identify relevant stakeholders and decision makers in the policy process, and how to craft a message for your target audience. Please bring a computer and be ready to engage. 

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April SHRC General Body Meeting
Apr
22
5:30 PM17:30

April SHRC General Body Meeting

  • 2100 Adelbert Rd, Rm 146 Cleveland United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be discussing our recent successful visit to the Ohio Statehouse to advocate for paid family medical leave for grad students and postdocs and starting a science policy fellowship in Ohio. For a preview check out our blog post on the trip.

We will also begin setting our seminar schedule for the Fall, discuss pending proposals for science policy training workshops, and begin assembling our Sciencepalooza committee, a reverse science fair planned for November. 

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So you found some uranium—now what?
Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

So you found some uranium—now what?

  • Tinkham Veale University Center Rm 140 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Results of a nuclear forensic analysis guide law-enforcement agencies as they determine “Whodunnit?” This talk will provide an overview of nuclear policy in the United States; identify international and domestic stakeholders; introduce the role of scientists in nuclear forensics; and discuss the response of US and international agencies to interdicted materials.

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Open Workshop: Supporting Undocumented Students
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Open Workshop: Supporting Undocumented Students

Come hear Arelis Palacios, the Associate Director of Undocumented Student Services and Director of Group Initiatives at Georgetown University. She will share the history and context of undocumented students in higher education and share resources in order to give you skills and tools to support students right here at CWRU. 

As a native Nicaraguan who grew up in Miami, Florida, the realities of immigration were ever-present in her upbringing and classroom as a formerly undocumented person herself, and helped to refine her interest in supporting immigrant and underrepresented students along secondary and tertiary education.

Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). Sponsored by La Alianza, Social Justice Institute, CWRU Science and Human Rights Coalition, and Student Engagement and Learning.


RSVP on CampusGroups: http://cglink.me/r431933

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