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"Stem Cells and Public Policy" is Topic of Sagan National Colloquium Speaker

October 27, 2006

Carrie Wolinetz, director for Communications for the Office of Public Affairs, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), will speak on “Stem Cells and Public Policy” on November 2, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Hall Auditorium as part of Ohio Wesleyan’s Sagan National Colloquium lecture series.

Dr. Wolinetz works on a portfolio of issues on behalf of FASEB, including the use of animals in research, cloning and stem cells, homeland security, and federal funding of research. In addition, her duties include managing internal and external communications related to FASEB’s science policy program, encompassing writing and publishing articles and OpEds, coordinating outreach activities and producing materials such as the Breakthroughs in Bioscience, an illustrated series of articles designed to educate the public about the importance of biomedical research. She has a Bachelor of Science in animal science from Cornell University and received her doctorate in animal science from the Pennsylvania State University, where her area of research was reproductive (oviductal and gamete) physiology. Dr. Wolinetz frequently speaks on issues of science policy and non-traditional careers for scientists.

FASEB is a coalition organization of 21 scientific societies, representing more than 80,000 biomedical research scientists.

The Sagan National Colloquium is in its 21st year at Ohio Wesleyan. The year’s theme is “The Citizen Scientist, How Science Affects Our Daily Lives.” All lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://snc.owu.edu or call 740-368-3995.