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Public lecture to help understanding of social implications of new brain research


Toronto, ON March 19, 2003 The human and social implications accompanying contemporary brain research will be probed in an upcoming public lecture at the University of Toronto.

Special guest, Dr Zach W Hall, PhD, is conducting the Eighth Annual Jus Lecture, presented by the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. His lecture is entitled “Neuroethics: A Challenge for a New Age.”

Dr Hall is a renowned neuroscientist and internationally known administrative and scientific leader in biomedical research. He is the senior associate dean for research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, past director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the NIH, and past president and CEO of EnVivo Pharmaceuticals in Redwood City, California.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, April 10, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Clarke Site). Clarke Auditorium, 250 College Street, Ground Floor, Room G58. More information is available from Margot Smith at (416) 978-0871.