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Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

April 9, 2010
President Barack Obama appointed COL Nelson Michael, the Director of MHRP, to the Commission

President Barack Obama appointed COL Nelson Michael, the Director of MHRP, to the Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

The Commission will advise the President on bioethical issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. President Obama signed an Executive Order creating the new Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues on November 24, 2009.

“I am greatly honored and humbled, and I thank President Obama for having the confidence in me to work with him and his administration in the field of bioethics,” COL Michael said. “I also look forward to working with my fellow commission members in these endeavors.”

COL Michael began working with the Division of Retrovirology at WRAIR in 1989, and became its director in 2006. 

The President’s full press release regarding this pending appointment can be foundhere. Information on the appointment is also available on the MRMC site.