At the seventh annual Ethics Day on December 2, Justine Fugh, J.D., a senior ethics counsel with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Kevin Elliott, Ph.D., a philosopher of science at Michigan State University and member of the NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council, gave lectures. Fugh reviewed some of the ethics rules concerning gifts, awards, and seeking employment and Elliott explored the relationship between science and moral and political values.
Oliver Smithies, D. Phil., a 2009 Nobel Prize-winner and distinguished research professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gave the keynote lecture to a standing-room only crowd at the NIEHS’ Sixth Annual Ethics Day on June 4, 2015. His talk “Ethical Behavior: A Moving Target” was based on his 60+ years of experience as a professional scientist and featured many entertaining and instructive anecdotes.
NIEHS’ Fifth Annual Ethics Day on May 15, 2014 featured a talk by Justina Fugh, J.D., senior counsel for ethics at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and telecast lecture by Kathy Hudson, Ph.D., deputy director for science, outreach, and policy at NIH. Fugh talked about the “Ethical Rules of the Road” and Hudson discussed the NIH’s ethics and policy priorities.
NIEHS Bioethicist David B. Resnik, J.D., Ph.D. gave a talk on “Food Ethics: Public Health vs. Human Freedom” at the NIEHS’ Fourth Annual Ethics Day on May 21, 2013.