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May 3-17, 1999Volume 27, Number 31

Scholar to address issues of organ transplantation

James F. Childress, who formerly served as vice chair of the national Task Force on Organ Transplantation, will address some of the complicated issues raised by the distribution of human organs in a talk on Wednesday, May 5.

Childress' lecture is titled "Allocating Organs for Transplantation: Scientific, Ethical and Policy Issues." He will give the lecture twice. The first talk, which is open to members of the Yale community, will take place at noon in the lower-level conference room of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), corner of Prospect and Trumbull streets. His second lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall St. A reception will follow the evening lecture.

Childress, who earned B.D., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale, is the Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Religious Studies and professor of medical education at the University of Virginia, where he is also codirector of the Virginia Health Policy Center. In 1990, he was named the Professor of the Year in the state of Virginia by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

In 1996, Childress was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as a member of the newly formed National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and he has chaired its Human Subjects Subcommittee. He also has served on the board of directors of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). He has authored or coauthored a number of books on biomedical ethics, including "Priorities in Biomedical Ethics," and "Who Should Decide? Paternalism in Health Care."

Childress' talk is jointly sponsored by ISPS and Yale Hillel as part of a series on bioethics and public policy.

Lecture will explore reasons children become violent

"Lost Boys: Pathways to Violence" is the subject of a lecture being given on Thursday, May 6, by James Garbarino, director of the Family Life Development Center and professor of human development at Cornell University.

His talk, the second in a series of lectures marking the opening of the new Neison and Irving Harris Building of the Child Study Center, will take place at 3 p.m. in Fitkin Amphitheater in the Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (enter through 330 Cedar St.). It is free and open to the public.

Garbarino has written extensively about children in adverse circumstances. His many books including "No Place To Be a Child: Growing Up in a War Zone," "Children in Danger: Coping with the Consequences of Community Violence" and "Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them." He has served as a consultant or adviser to a wide range of national organizations concerned with children's mental health. In 1991, he undertook missions for UNICEF to assess the impact of the Gulf War on children in Kuwait and Iraq, and he also has been a consultant for programs serving Bosnian and Croatian children. He has received many national honors for his work with children.

Nobel laureate to give annual Adelberg Lecture in Genetics

Nobel laureate Walter Gilbert, who invented DNA sequencing, will deliver the seventh annual Edward A. Adelberg Lecture in Genetics on Thursday, May 6, at 4 p.m. in Rm. 110 of the Jane Ellen Hope Building (JEH), 315 Cedar St.

His lecture, titled "The Origin of Introns and the Evolution of Genes," is free and open to the public. It will be preceded by a reception at 3:30 p.m. in the JEH lobby.

Gilbert is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University, where he teaches in the department of molecular and cellular biology. Formally trained as a physicist, he became drawn to the emerging field of molecular biology and the mystery of how gene expression is regulated. He since has identified the repressor of the E. coli lactose operon and sequenced the operator DNA to which that repressor binds. His invention of DNA sequencing revolutionized scientists' understanding of how genes work.

Gilbert's current interests focus on genes, genomes and evolution. He has been an advocate of the potential for biotechnology to improve the human condition. In addition to the Nobel Prize, he has received numerous other honors and awards.

The Edward A. Adelberg Lecture honors a Yale professor emeritus of genetics who has also served as a deputy provost.

Talk will focus on life of Italian physician and anti-fascist

The life of Italian physician, writer and anti-fascist Carlo Levi will be the subject of a talk on Thursday, May 6, sponsored by the Program for Humanities in Medicine.

The talk, titled "Carlo Levi, M.D. & the Italian Anti-Fascist Movement," will begin at 5 p.m. in the Beaumont Room of the School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St. The featured speakers will be Dr. Harvey Mandell, a retired internist from Norwich, Connecticut, and David Ward, an associate professor of Italian at Wellesley College.

Mandell will discuss Levi's life as a physician, writer, painter, anti-fascist, prisoner and senator. Ward will discuss the various political and cultural positions within the world of the Italian anti-fascist movement during World War II. The two speakers will also address how Levi viewed Italy's fascist past and how he and his colleagues imagined its future.

Noted chef to talk at the medical school

Jacques Pépin, one of America's best-known chefs, as well as a food columnist and cooking teacher, will present a lecture titled "Culture and Cuisine" on Thursday, May 13, at the School of Medicine.

Pépin's talk, which will deal with the subject of cuisine as it has related to health and illness throughout the centuries, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Beaumont Room of the School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St. A question-and-answer period will follow. The event is sponsored by the Program for Humanities in Medicine.

Pépin was born in France, where he was the personal chef to three heads of state, including Charles de Gaulle, before he moved to the United States in 1959. He is the host of the acclaimed PBS-TV series "Today's Gourmet" and is currently featured with his daughter on the new 26-show PBS series "Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine." He has published 16 cookbooks, the most recent of which is the companion book to his new television series. His 1995 book "Jacques Pépin's Table" contains all the recipes demonstrated on the three seasons of "Today's Gourmet."

Pépin serves as dean of special programs at The French Culinary Institute in New York City and teaches at Boston University.


Bulldogs name new coaches of basketball teams
Gift from Class of 1951 will help to strengthen libraries in four city schools
The homes of many older people are rife with easily eliminated hazards, says study
Gelatin gladiators
Three named to Endowed Professorships
Former Clinton counsel says Starr went 'beyond ethical pale'
Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project to perform on campus
A Conversation with an Acclaimed Actress
Talk by noted biochemist will highlight Student Research Day
Memorial service held for former trustee David C. Grimes
Lecture series will explore whether Yale and New Haven share a 'common vision'
Art Gallery expands its exhibit offerings on the theme of Asian art
Campus will be the site of the annual meeting of the American Law and . . .
Institute's first resident scholars to pursue projects on race and religion
Winks honored by Oxford, National Parks
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