Bender to deliver Hesburgh lecture in Idaho

by Meg Daday

Harvey Bender, professor of biological sciences and director of the Human Genetics Program at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “The New Medicine: Genes for Sale” at 7 p.m. October 22 (Monday) at the Boise State University Special Events Center in Boise, Idaho. The lecture is free and open to the public and a reception will follow.A long-time professor of genetics and a practicing geneticist, Bender has been a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1960. His present research involves human developmental genetics and the epidemiology of human genetic disease.Bender served as a U.S. Public Health Research Fellow in genetics at the University of California, Berkeley, and held postdoctoral positions as a Gosney Fellow at the California Institute of Technology and as a visiting professor at the Yale University Schools of Medicine and Law.A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Bender earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University. He was elected a Carnegie Scholar this year and is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics and a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics.Sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Idaho in cooperation with the Boise State Catholic students organization, Bender’s lecture is a presentation of the Notre Dame Alumni Association’s Hesburgh Alumni Lecture Series. Offered each year through Notre Dame’s network of more than 200 alumni clubs, the Hesburgh Lectures are delivered by Notre Dame faculty members nominated by their colleagues and the deans of the University’s colleges and law school. The series is named for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame.p.

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