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April 26 @ 11:00 - 13:00
IBEC Seminar: Foregrounding justice, equity and inclusion as determinants of access to precision medicine: an ethical case study of patient-derived tissue organoids
Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu, Professor and the Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Law from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Ubaka Ogbogu is a Professor and the Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Law. He is also the Chair of the University of Alberta Research Ethics Board 2 and the Katz Research Fellow in Health Law and Science Policy. Dr. Ogbogu is a recipient of the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations Distinguished Academic Early Career Award. He holds a doctorate in law from the University of Toronto, a Master of Laws degree from the University of Alberta and undergraduate degrees in law from the University of Benin, Nigeria and the Nigerian Law School.
Ogbogu’s scholarly work is focused broadly on the ethical, legal and societal implications of novel and emerging biotechnologies and associated research. His publications have explored a diverse range of issues in this field, including the ethical and legal issues associated with stem cell research, gene and engineered cell therapies, biobanks, germline gene editing. In his talk, Prof. Obgobu will reflect about these issues and also discuss how foregrounding justice, equity and inclusion are elements that impact on access to precise medicine.