Law, medicine professors awarded NIH grant to study genetics research issues

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University earned a $710,000 grant from National Institutes of Health. Investigators are School of Law Professor Maxwell Mehlman; Georgia Wiesner, associate professor of genetics and medicine and director of the Center for Human Genetics at University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Mendel Singer, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the School of Medicine; and Shawneequa Callier, assistant professor at George Washington University.

The two-year project will examine the specific legal, ethical and social issues raised by comparative effectiveness research on personalized genomic medicine. Additionally, he intends to propose a set of points to consider in designing, conducting, interpreting and disseminating this research so it can be carried out in an ethical, legal and socially appropriate manner.