About the Program

The Biomedical Research Program addresses key areas such as the funding and sustainability of the U.S. biomedical research infrastructure; the ethical, political and regulatory challenges of emerging biomedical technologies; and the cost and benefits of bringing new and innovative treatments and therapies to clinics.

One major initiative is the international stem cell policy program, funded by an endowment from the State of Qatar. The program brings together scientists, ethicists, policymakers, media experts, and community and business leaders to find new ways to engage the general public in a dialogue on international stem cell policies, the ethical use of stem cells for research, and policy challenges associated with utilizing stem cell-based medical interventions.

For more information:
Kaitlin May
Program Manager
Center for Health and Biosciences

Phone: (713) 348-4683
E-mail: kaitlin.may@rice.edu

Vaccine Project

We live in a world where the threat of another viral outbreak is real. This project examines how policies impact vaccine development and distribution.

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Medicine, Research and Society Policy Issues Series

This series focuses on key issues at the intersection of science, medicine and policy.

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Recent Events

Center for Health and Biosciences | August 20, 2020
Genetic Research and Health Care
Center for Health and Biosciences | March 6, 2020
Stem Cell Therapies 2020: Are We There Yet?
Center for Health and Biosciences | September 10, 2019
Dr. John Mendelsohn’s Legacy and the Future of Cancer Research

Fellows & Scholars