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Monday, July 18, 2005

Recuiting for a Chair in Bioethics

From the July 1 Kansas City Business Journal:

The Francis Family Foundation has given $3 million to the Center for Practical Bioethics to honor the late John B. Francis and his contributions to the center.

The gift creates an endowment at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to establish the John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics at the center with the goal to advance the practical application of ethics in medicine, science and related fields, the center said in a written release Friday.

Recruitment for the new chair will start immediately, center President and CEO Myra Christopher said in the release. . . .

The holder of the John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics will conduct research, teach, publish, engage in public outreach and consult with policymakers on medical ethics issues, the center said.

The Center for Practical Bioethics was founded in 1984.

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