Published on December 10, 2010  

Drs. David Johnson and George Keller took part in a panel during the Davis lecture week which discussed the biological and ethical considerations of issues raised in Kevin Davies’ book, Cracking the Genome; Inside the Race to Unlock Human DNA. Others on the panel included Dr. Dennis Sansom, professor of philosophy at Samford University, Dr. Bradley Dennis, M.D., medical director at Brookwood Hospital, and Dr. Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph. D., professor and chair of the department of medical genetics at UAB-School of Medicine.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.