Thomas H. Murray, President Emeritus and senior research scholar of The Hastings Center, has been awarded the 2012 Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics.
The $10,000 prize is given every two years and recognizes an individual who “demonstrates the highest standards in the medical or professional ethics fields.” It is administered by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
The prize honors, “eminent leaders who guide the national discourse regarding the most complicated biomedical issues of our time,” M. Dewayne Andrews, senior vice president and provost and executive dean of the College of Medicine said. “Dr. Murray’s contributions have framed many of those national discussions.”
Murray was president of The Hastings Center president from 1999 until last June. His research includes groundbreaking work on families and the bonds connecting them, newborn screening, research ethics, genetics, and enhancement. He is currently working on a book on fairness in sport, and is the principal investigator in a Hastings project on synthetic biology funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.