The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. LawSeqSM is supported by a grant from two NIH institutes: the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), Award # 1-R01-HG008605.
Since 2000, the University of Minnesota’s Consortium on Law and Values has led cutting-edge work on the major social issues raised by biomedicine and the life sciences, collaborating across the University and with national partners. The Consortium’s 19 member centers and affiliated faculty work on issues ranging from genomics and neuroscience to biosecurity and environmental sustainability. As one of only 6 University-wide centers, the Consortium conducts original interdisciplinary research, serves students and faculty, and advances public dialogue and understanding. Attracting major grants to advance its work, the Consortium also awards grants to graduate and professional students at the U of M to train new scholars and build future research capabilities in law, policy, values, and science.
The Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society provides leadership in education, research, and clinical service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center concerning the ethical, legal, and social dimensions of medicine, health care, and health policy. The Center is committed to multi-disciplinary exploration of the individual and social values, cultural dynamics, and legal and professional standards that characterize and influence clinical practice and biomedical research.
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