edge of chaos logoDr. Gregory Pence was named as one of the 26 Edge of Chaos Scholars. The Edge of Chaos, an initiative of the UAB School of Public Health, is a catalyst for collaborative innovation and mobilizing good works — in the community, the nation and the world. Its Scholars Program brings together many of the finest minds at UAB to deal with “wicked problems” — problems that defy easy or obvious solutions. These UAB faculty members were invited to become Edge of Chaos Scholars based on their academic standing, accomplishments and their innovative perspective on the development of creativity and intellectual capacity on campus. Throughout the coming academic year, they will present lectures on a range of topics — with an emphasis on innovation and interdisciplinary thinking.

Dr. Pence will deliver his lecture at the Edge of Chaos on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 3 p.m. He will discuss the topic "Is the Romanian Orphan Study (BEIP) today like the Tuskegee Study in Alabama?" This question was first raised in an essay on the Bioethics Forum of the Hastings center. Click here to read the essay.  

For more information about the Edge of Chaos Scholars, click here.