R. Alta Charo

The Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law invites you to join R. Alta Charo, JD, the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, for a presentation at 5 p.m. Nov. 2 on potential “Challenges in Equitable Allocation of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine.” Charo recently completed service on the National Academies’ committee on a framework for equitable allocation of COVID-19 vaccines, which recently published its Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine (2020).

Charo is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Medicine. She was a member of President Bill Clinton’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and in government, she worked as a policy analyst at the congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Food and Drug Administration. At the National Academies, she co-chaired the committees on guidelines for stem cell research and for human genome editing. She also served on the committee overseeing the smallpox vaccine program under President George W. Bush and on the committee to assess the safety of the childhood vaccine schedule. In addition to her recent work on the Academies’ committee on a framework for equitable allocation of COVID-19 vaccines, Charo continues to serve on the ethics working group of the Wisconsin State Medical Disaster Advisory Committee.

The speaker series is free, but registration is required. Please visit this link to register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challenges-in-equitable-allocation-of-sars-cov-2-vaccine-tickets-125248691207

The meeting will be held on Zoom:


Meeting ID: 948 3232 5104

Passcode: 321142


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