We are honored that Dr. Tom Beauchamp, an eminent leader in the field of research ethics, will deliver the Henry Spira Memorial Lecture at the 2010 IACUC Conference.
Widely known for his breakthrough work on The Belmont Report, which he co-authored in 1978, Dr. Beauchamp has propelled ethical issues to the forefront of the research field for more than 35 years. He has helped to set the basic guidelines and principles regarding both human and animal research subjects, and continues to make an impact in the bioethics arena.
Currently, he serves as professor of philosophy and senior research scholar at Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics, where he has worked since the mid-1970s.
In 2004, Dr. Beauchamp was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities for his outstanding contributions and significant publications in bioethics and humanities.
One year prior, he was presented with Georgetown University’s Career Recognition Award, which is given annually to a faculty member whose career is characterized by distinguished research initiatives. Earlier, in 1994, Indiana University awarded Dr. Beauchamp its “Memorial Award for Furthering Greater Understanding and Exchange of Opinions between the Professions of Law and Medicine.”
Dr. Beauchamp is the author or co-author of more than 140 scholarly articles and several books including Principles of Biomedical Ethics, the first major American bioethics textbook, A History and Theory of Informed Consent, and The Human Use of Animals, among others.