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People in the News: Amy Lemke


The Medical College of Wisconsin has appointed Amy Lemke as associate professor in the Institute for Health and Society’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities.

Lemke will lead the center’s new Program in Genomics and Ethics, which is conducting research on ethical issues raised by the use of genomic technologies in the clinical setting.

Lemke holds an MS in genetic counseling from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in public health from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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