Emanuel, Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School
and Biotech Initiative
In 2001, the Center initiated a project to review the literature
regarding the legal, social and medical implications of infectious
disease, with a focus on HIV-AIDS, and developments in biotechnology.
This project’s goal with respect to the HIV-AIDS investigation
has been to identify and assess the available strategies that
multinational corporations have to attack this, a world-wide
public health threat and serious business challenge. The biotechnology
initiative is intended to explore the ethical, social and
political questions being raised about the growth of biotechnological
industries and practices. These issues may have more of an
impact on the development of biotechnology than pure business
or scientific concerns.
information, please contact Professor Linda
Analysis of the Tobacco Industry
Robbin Derry, a research professor with the Ford Center, is
the principal investigator for a multi-year grant from the
National Cancer Institute to use tobacco industry documents
in conducting a stakeholder analysis of the tobacco industry.
Her initial projects include a study of the shifting stakeholder
alliances within the industry and a series of target marketing
decisions and strategies in the 1990s. Professor Derry will
be developing this research into numerous teaching cases for
classroom use, as well as producing related scholarly articles.