Molecular Biology 606

Public Policy for Scientists

Tu-Th 6:00 - 7:20pm 
NE 301 Med/Dent
SEE Dr. Calderone (NW302 Med/Dent)

This interdisciplinary course will provide introductory lectures in a variety of fields that pertain to biomedical science policy & advocacy. Lectures will cover relevant federal agencies, prominent science advocacy groups and techniques, principles of health economics, funding of research activities, the interaction of science & industry, as well as some controversial issues in science policy such as biodefense, stem cell research, and climate change. Students will be left with a multi-faceted understanding of the environment that shapes biomedical science policy and the scientists’ role in this arena

Topic Speaker  Location

Introduction , academia and the biomedical scientist; peer review

Richard Calderone, PhD

GU

Peer review 2

Richard Calderone

 

NIH and programs

Susan Daniels, PhD

NIH-NIAID

 

Science policy & current issues

Susan Daniels

 

US Domestic Science Policy:

Dennis Mc Bride, PhD

Potomac Institute for Policy

 

US Domestic Science Policy:

Dennis McBride

 

 

Providing Scientific  Advice

James Tate

Potomac Institute

 

Federal R&D Budget

Kei Koizumi, M.A.

AAAS

 

Federal R & D

Kei Koizumi

 

 

Federal R&D Budget

Kei Koizumi

 

 

Global Science Policy

David Siegrist, PhD

Potomac Institute for Policy

 

Global Health Policy

David Siegrist

 

Global Health Policy

David Siegrist

 

Global Health Policy

David Siegrist

 

Global Health Policy

David Siegrist

 

Discussion of topics for oral presentations

Calderone/McBride

 

 

Mid -Term Exam

   

Science lobbying & Advocacy

Benn Tannenbaum, PhD

 

Science lobbying & Advocacy

Benn Tannenbaum, PhD

 

Science lobbying & Advocacy

Benn Tannenbaum, PhD

 

Science lobbying & Advocacy

Benn Tannenbaum, PhD

 

Health, Science, and Economics

Douglas Brown, PhD

GU, Dept of Economics

 

Health, Science, and Economics

Douglas Brown, PhD

 

Health, Science, and Economics

Douglas Brown, PhD

 

Health, Science, and Economics

Douglas Brown, PhD

 

Biomedical Ethics

Kevin Fitzgerald, SJ, PhD 

Kennedy Institute for Bioethics, GU

 

Biomedical Ethics

Kevin Fitzgerald

 

Oral presentations

McBride/Calderone

 

Final Exam -  TBA