ETHICS ADVISORY BOARD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE (DHEW)

Dates of operation: 1978-1980

Sponsorship/appointing authority: DHEW Secretary

Function: to consult on all DHEW programs and policies, review of waiver submissions for proposals of fetal research potentially exceeding existing standards of risk, and advise the DHEW Secretary regarding such projects' approval or disapproval

Scope: DHEW only

Membership characteristics: rotating; included attorneys, theologians, and physicians

Members:

Chairman

James C. Gaither, J.D. Cooley, Godward, Castro, Huddleson and Tatum San Francisco, California

Vice Chairman

David A. Hamburg, M.D. President, Carnegie Corporation of New York Member, Institute of Medicine

Members

Sissela Bok, Ph.D. Lecturer in Medical Ethics Harvard University

Jack T. Conway Senior Vice President United Way of America Washington, D.C.

Henry W. Foster, M.D. Professor and Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Meharry Medical College

Donald A. Henderson, M.D. Dean, School of Hygiene and Public Health Johns Hopkins University

Maurice Lazarus Chairman, Finance Committee Federated Department Stores, Inc. Boston, Massachusetts

Richard A. McCormick, S.T.D. Professor of Christian Ethics Kennedy Institute for the Study of Reproduction and Bioethics Georgetown University Washington, D.C.

Robert F. Murray, M.D. Chief, Division of Medical Genetics College of Medicine Howard University

Mitchell W. Spellman, M.D. Dean for Medical Services and Professor of Surgery Harvard Medical School

Daniel C. Tosteson, M.D. Dean, Harvard Medical School

Agnes N. Williams, LL.B. Potomac, Maryland

Eugene M. Zwieback, M.D. Surgeon in Private Practice Omaha, Nebraska

Report:

Report and Conclusions: Support of Research Involving Human In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer, 1979



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