Wednesday, November 19, 2008

WBP Advisory Member R. Alta Charo Joins Transition Team of President-elect Obama

*****Congratulations and Hooray! ***** for R. Alta Charo, one of the WBP's Advisory Board members, who has been named by President-elect Barack Obama to his Transition Team. A prominent nationally known bioethicist, she is also the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Well known for her brilliance, insightful lectures, keen wit, and scholarly publications, Charo is working on the team reviewing the Department of Health and Human Services, taking advantage of her familiarity with a number of issues related to bioethics, health policy, and science policy.

The full press release from the University of Wisconsin can be found here.


Kathryn Hinsch said...

So glad to see that President-elect Obama is tapping into the bioethics brain trust.

Kelly Hills said...

No kidding, Kathryn! That's two bioethicists in big roles, and it's hard to imagine Rohm Emanuel won't be friendly towards bioethicists.

...what a very strange situation for a field to be in. ;-)

(And many congrats to Alta - that's fabulous news for her, and for DHHS!)