Jean Nash (jnash@CORONA.MED.UTAH.EDU)
Wed, 8 Mar 1995 08:50:16 -0700
Please disseminate the following as widely as possible. Thank you.
Genetic Science in Society (GENESIS) Core
Utah Center for Human Genome Research
The University of Utah's Center for Human Genome Research is pleased to
announce a new fellowship program for research and teaching in the ethical,
legal and social implications of human genetics research. One full year
fellowship will be available beginning in the fall of 1995. The fellowship
is supported by the National Institutes of Health through the National
Center for Human Genome Research.
The fellowship will be supported through the GENESIS Core, a
multidisciplinary program with the University of Utah Center for Human Genome
Research, dedicated to research and teaching on the ethical, legal and social
implications of human genetic research. The goals of the fellowship program
are: (1) To foster scholarship in the ethical, legal and social implications
of human genetic research by providing an intensive educational experience
with GENESIS and with the genetics faculty in the Utah Center for Human Genome
Research environment, and (2) To enhance the work of the GENESIS Core through
the participation of outside scholars dedicated to ELSI research and teaching.
Applications are invited from the broad range of disciplines that have
relevance to these issues. Potential disciplines include (but are not
necessarily restricted to) bioethics, philosophy, law, education, public
policy, genetic counseling, medicine, nursing, psychology, public health,
history of science, sociology, anthropology and communications. Applications
from the full spectrum of experience and seniority are encouraged.
The fellow will be expected to develop a research project of his/her own
design, to consult with scientists on the ELSI aspects of their research,
and to participate in the range of teaching and research activities of
the GENESIS Core.
Stipends will be offered on a sliding scale depending on the education and
experience of the applicant. Support will range from approximately $20,000 to
$35,000 for the year.
Criteria for selection of the fellow include the quality of the research
proposal, her/his promise for future contributions to the field, the ability
to fulfill the expectations of the program, and the ability to work
productively with the Core faculty.
The deadline for applications is April 20, 1995, or until the position is
For additional information, contact:
Jeffery Botkin, M.D., M.P.H..
Director, Genetic Science in Society Program
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
The University of Utah is an equal opportunity employer.