Phi Beta Kappa 2014 John G. Gammie Symposium

Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 08:30 AM to 02:00 PM

The TU Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will mark its 25th anniversary with a Symposium on the moral and ethical issues involving human medical research.

Protecting Human Subjects from Harm: Traversing the Moral & Legal Boundaries of Biomedical Research

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 6:30 p.m.
University of Tulsa - Allen Chapman Activity Center
Great Hall A & B (2nd Floor)

The TU College of Law offers a combined one hour of ethics CLE credit at no cost to the legal community for those who attend both the 9:45 and 12:30 sessions (30 minutes of CLE credit for each session).

This event is free and open to the public.

Keynote Address

Dr. Susan Mokotoff Reverby
Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas
Professor of Women's & Gender Studies
Wellesley College

"Escaping Melodramas: Reflections on Telling the Histories of the Public Health Service's Research in Tuskegee and Guatemala"

Dr. Susan Reverby is an internationally acclaimed scholar and national award winning author. Her research of the Tuskegee Study, along with her more recent discovery of abuses of patients in medical experiments by U.S. Public Health Service doctors in Guatemala in 1946-48, led to apologies by two different Presidents of the United States. Her most recent book, Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy, won the Phi Beta Kappa Society's prestigious national book award.

The University of Tulsa is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action institution. For disability accommodations, contact Dr. Tawny Taylor, 918-631-2315. To ensure availability of an interpreter, five to seven days notice is needed; 48 hours is recommended for all other accommodations. For EEO/AA, contact Human Resources at 918-631-2616.

Registration Required for Friday program & luncheon:

Friday, April 11, 2014 (Limited Seating) — 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
University of Tulsa - Allen Chapman Activity Center Great Hall A (2nd Floor)
Register by E-mailing

Featuring Presentations on These Topics:

8:30-9:45 a.m. — Why do researchers become ethically blind?
Dr. Mark Fox, Prof. Elana Newman & Others

9:45-11:10 a.m. — What are the existing legal protections for human subjects?
Dr. Michael Pollak, Dr. Steven Eddy & Others
30 minutes of free ethics CLE credit

11:10 a.m.-12:20 — What happens when ethical & legal violations occur?
Hannibal Johnson, Daniel Gomez, Dr. Merry Kelly-Rehm, Dr. Nancy Carpenter

12:30-2:00 p.m. — Complimentary Lunch (Registration Required)
30 minutes of free ethics CLE credit
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"When Defending Institutions Trumps Protecting Research Participants: The Death of Dan Markingson"

Luncheon Speaker: TU Bioethics & Health Law Professor Matt Lamkin

1:30 to 2:00 p.m. — Closing Remarks: Dr. Susan Reverby & Speakers


  • The University of Tulsa Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
  • The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine Center for Bioethics
  • Zeta Delta-at-Large, Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honorary Society
  • The University of Tulsa Office of the Provost
  • The Community Service Council of Tulsa
  • Dr. Roger Blais, Provost, University of Tulsa

Marguerite Chapman