|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 MSNBC.com 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.
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 UC’s department of
pediatrics in the division of biomedical informatics in June 2005.
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.”