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Release Date: September 17, 2002

ASU Honors Program Sponsors Interactive Seminar on Genetic Dimension to Health

The genetic dimension of your health will be discussed by nationally known genetics authority Dr. Paul Lombardo during in an interactive presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, on the campus of Angelo State University.

The presentation, sponsored by the ASU Honors Program, is open to the public in Room 100 of the Mathematics-Computer Science (MCS) Building.

Lombardo is director of the law and medicine program for the Center for Biomedical Ethics of the University of Virginia. He teaches in the university's Schools of Medicine and Law as well as in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. His teaching, research and writing build on an informed historical perspective to explore contemporary issues at the intersection of science and social policy. Lombardo's ongoing research focuses on the relationship of law to the burgeoning technology in genetics.

The program, produced by Phi Theta Kappa and the National Collegiate Honor Society, is the first in a five-part satellite series designed to complement the society's 2002 Honors study topic, "Dimensions and Directions of Health: Choices in the Maze."

Future seminar programs are scheduled Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 100 of the MCS Building. For further information, contact ASU Honors Program Director Nick Flynn, at 942-2181, ext 250.

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