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2010 John J. Hutton, MD, Lectureship in Ethics
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Kresge Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building


The College of Medicine will host the sixth annual John J. Hutton, MD, Lectureship in Ethics from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 11 in the Medical Sciences Building's Kresge Auditorium.

This year's lecture will feature Arthur Leonard Caplan, PhD, speaking on, "Does Futility Have a Future? Ethics and End of Life Care." Caplan is the Emanual Robert Hart Professor, Director of the Center for Bioethics and the Sydney D. Caplan Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.

The author or editor of 29 books and over 500 papers, Caplan writes a regular column on bioethics for and is a frequent guest and commentator on various media outlets. Caplan was described as one of the 10 most influential people in science by Discover magazine in 2008 and honored as one of the 10 most influential people in the ethics of biotechnology by the editors of Nature Biotechnology.


The Hutton Lectureship in Ethics was established by the college to honor John J. Hutton, MD, who was a former dean and devoted 15 years of leadership there. In 2002, Hutton stepped down to focus on research in human molecular biology with an emphasis on the analysis of gene expression. He then became professor and director of UCs department of pediatrics in the division of biomedical informatics in June 2005.   


The lectureship, established in 2004, "encourages the development and maintenance of the highest standards of personal medical ethics within the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center community.

For more information:

Contact Erin Groeting at 513-558-7337 or

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