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Stephen Lammers, Helen H.P. Manson Professor of the English Bible, will speak on “The Stem Cell Debate: Conviction, Cash, and Compromise,” noon Friday, Sept. 14, in Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall.

A moment of silence for prayer and reflection will precede the discussion, which will take place simultaneously with the prayer service in Colton Chapel.

Free and open to the public, the lecture kicks off the Chaplain’s Office Brown Bag Luncheon series for this school year. Lunch may be brought or purchased for $3.

Lammers is a distinguished scholar in the field of religion and society, particularly medical ethics and war-peace questions. He is coeditor of an award-winning book in medical ethics, On Moral Medicine. He is the coordinator of Lafayette’s Health Care and Society program and the ethics consultant for Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, working with residents and medical students. He is also a member of the hospital’s Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee, and Ethics Committee.

Lammers’ teaching areas at Lafayette include contemporary religious issues, religion and modern society, religion and medicine, religious ethics, health and illness in technological societies, religion and political life, value issues in business and the professions, and social and ethical issues in biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Lammers is a past recipient of the Carl R. and Ingeborg Beidleman Research Award, which recognizes excellence in applied research or scholarship. He earned his Ph.D. from Brown University.

Mona Shahbazi ’02, a behavioral neuroscience major from New York, N.Y., conducted an EXCEL Scholars research project with Lammers on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the “overmedication” of children. Shabazi presented her work at the 15th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in March.

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