Law and Medical Ethics Professor to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – In connection with its Eighth Annual Diversity Conference, Weber State University will offer a presentation by Pilar Ossorio, a professor of law and medical ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Oct. 4 at noon in the Shepherd Union Gallery as part of the Convocations Lecture Series.

Ossorio will speak about "Diversity, Equity and Access to Health Care: Issues, Disparities and Challenges in the 21st Century," which is the theme of the 2006 Diversity Conference. She also will speak about "The Human Race Machine," a project designed to enable viewers to see themselves as a different race through computer-generated images.

Ossorio's former positions include the director of the genetics section at the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association, adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago Law School and a member of the Ethics Working Group for President Clinton's Health Care Reform Task Force.

She earned a doctorate in microbiology and immunology in 1990 from Stanford University and went on to complete a doctoral fellowship in cell biology at the Yale University School of Medicine. She received her juris doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997.

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