Barry Brown, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Philosophy and for many years a Fellow of St. Michael’s College, has received the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection, given by the Health Improvement Institute of Bethesda, Maryland. The founding sponsor of this award is the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP), United States Department of Health and Human Services. The award recognizes Barry’s outstanding contribution as a professional ethicist. A quarter-century ago, Barry helped establish an important undergraduate major in Philosophy and Bioethics at the College that soon became a model program in the University of Toronto. Later, as Associate Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Barry contributed to the further development of the Department’s undergraduate program in Bioethics and its liaison with the Joint Centre for Bioethics, and acted as consultant for many years to the University’s Office of Research Services. Since 1996, Barry has served as the Chair of the Ethics Review Committee of ethica Clinical Research Inc., a contract research organization with offices in Montreal and Toronto, and he is now completing his sixth year as a member of the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council of Ontario, which assists the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. As a Board Member of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, Barry has been the moving force behind its projects, including the international conference, “Culture of Life and Globalization: Challenges and Directions,” held at the College held last Summer.
Wednesday, March 17, 2004