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Release: May 2, 2001

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Hendrix, Coleman to Participate in FASEB Conference

Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., Kate Daum Research Professor and head of the University of Iowa department of anatomy and cell biology, and UI President Mary Sue Coleman, Ph.D., will participate in a Spring Policy Conference hosted by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on May 6-7 in Bethesda, Md. Hendrix is the current president of FASEB.

The conference, "Government-Academic-Industrial Partnerships: Bioethics and Genome Research" will examine the complex and dynamic nature of relationships between academia, industry and the government and will focus on the impact of these partnerships in genome research.

FASEB intends the conference, which will feature top genetic scientists and science policy experts, to provide an open forum for members of the scientific community to discuss issues and concerns raised by the increasingly common partnerships between industry, academia and the government in the realm of genome research. Bioethical and privacy issues, and intellectual property rights will be among the topics under discussion. A public perspective about these relationships will also be expressed.

Coleman will present the "Academic Perspective" in the Monday afternoon lecture session titled, "Government-Academic-Industrial Partnerships." Hendrix will chair the session.

For more information about the conference see the FASEB news release on the Web at http://www.faseb.org/opar/news/docs/nr4x30x1.html or contact Paulette Campbell at (301) 571-7795 or campbell@opa.faseb.org