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NYSTEM's Ethics Committee: gamete donation discussion

On September 4, 2008, the Empire State Stem Cell Board (ESSCB) Ethics Committee Meeting will meet from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the DOH offices, 4th Floor conference room, at 90 Church Street, New York, NY.(1)
The agenda includes:
-Informed Consent for Gamete Donation Discussion
Policy Implementation Options
Development of Recommendations
-Discussion of Formal and Informal Education Initiatives for Secondary School Students
-Presentation: Gamete Donor Payment Issues
Carl Coleman, J.D. -Discussion of Gamete Donor Payment Issues

To attend the meeting, please provide Ms. Lakia Rucker with advance notice
by 4 p.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2008. (518) 473-1394 or lsr06@health.state.ny.us.
View a webcast of the meeting at http://www.nyhealth.gov/events/webcasts/
(2)http://law.shu.edu/faculty/fulltime_faculty/colemaca/coleman.htm see below fold for excerpts from Seton Hall U.'s faculty bio.

Excerpted from Seton Hall's Faculty Biography webpage visited today:

Professor Carl Coleman, the Director of the Health Law and Policy Program, specializes in the legal, ethical, and public policy implications of medical treatment, biomedical research, and public health....
During the 2006-2007 academic year Professor Coleman served as Bioethics and Law Adviser at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was one of the authors of the report, Ethical Considerations in Preparing for a Public Health Response to Pandemic Influenza and contributed to a WHO project on strengthening research ethics committees in Western and Central Africa. He continues to work with WHO as a consultant on projects related to ethics and public health.
Professor Coleman is a member of the steering committee of the Family Decisions Coalition, a group of professional consumer and civic organizations advocating for legislation in New York State that would enable close relatives and friends to make medical decisions for patients who lack decision-making capability.
He has also served as a member of the institutional review boards at Seton Hall University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and as a member of the New York State Attorney General’s Commission on Quality of Care at the End of Life, and co-chair of the Committee on Ethical Issues in the Provision of Health Care of the New York State Bar Association.

Following graduation from the Harvard Law School, Professor Coleman served as law clerk to Chief Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then worked as a litigation associate at Leventhal Slade & Krantz in New York City. In 1993, he was appointed Counsel to the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, a nationally recognized interdisciplinary commission with a mandate to recommend public policy on bioethical issues. He was made Executive Director of the Task Force in 1995.
He came to Seton Hall in 2000 and was award the Andrea Catania Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching in 2007.

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