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Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. July 2003, Volume 5, Number 7.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Medicine and Industry.

July 2003, Volume 5, Number 6

Robert Goodman, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York. He is also the founder of the Web site No Free Lunch (

Murray Kopelow, MD, is the chief executive of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (, which has its offices in Chicago. Dr. Kopelow is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba and certified as a specialist in pediatrics by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Prior to coming to the ACCME in 1995, Dr. Kopelow was in critical care, emergency, and general pediatric practice in the Department of Pediatrics, as well as Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

Michael Scott Labson, Esq, is a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, DC and represents PhRMA and various research-based pharmaceutical companies.

Joel Lexchin, MD, teaches health policy at York University and also works as an emergency physician at the University Health Network, both in Toronto, Canada. He has written extensively on the relationship between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry and has served as a consultant on pharmaceutical issues to the province of Ontario, the Canadian, and New Zealand governments, the Australian National Prescribing Service and the World Health Organization.

Greg E. Manship, MDiv, MA, is currently a PhD student in the Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. He holds current registration with the American Society for Clinical Pathology as a medical technologist. He is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church. His research interests include interactions between medical professionals and industry, end-of-life care, and theological aspects of medicine.

Timothy F. Murphy, PhD, is a professor of philosophy in the biomedical sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

David B. Resnik, JD, PhD, is a professor in the medical humanities and
director of new programs at The Bioethics Center at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Ashley Wazana, MD, is a master's student in epidemiology in the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York. He is also an affiliate psychiatrist at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York and at the Centre Hospitalier Vallée de l'Or et de soins psychiatriques régionaux, Val d'Or, Quebec.

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