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Leading Geneticist Francis Collins Named First Recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize at Case Western Reserve University
Date:4/9/2008

oined the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He was appointed director of the National Center for Human Genome Research at NIH in 1993.

A member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. Collins has nearly 400 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, has received nine honorary degrees and in November 2007 was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

About Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case Western Reserve offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work. http://www.case.edu .

About the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence

The purpose of the Inamori Center is to foster ethical leadership around the world. The Inamori Center fulfills its purpose by awarding the high profile Inamori Ethics Prize annually, collaborating with people and programs at Case Western Reserve University and around the world, and sponsoring ethics research, scholarship, symposia, lectures, and other means of ethical discourse.

The Inamori Center began in July 2006 as the result of a generous gift from Kazuo Inamori, founder of the Kyocera Corporation. Dr. Inamori, founder of the Kyocera Corporation, believes that "the future of humanity can be assured only through the balance of scientific progress and spiritual maturity." The center is charged with creating internationally recognized programs and initiatives devoted to ethical inquiry in both its practical and theoretical aspects, and to facilitating the
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