For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

May 22, 2007

Law Professor Appointed to National Committee Investigating Genetic Testing

Professor Paul Steven MillerSEATTLE - UW Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law Paul Steven Miller has been appointed to serve on a national advisory committee investigating genetic testing. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt has charged the Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society Provides to provide policy advice on the medical, ethical, legal, and social issues raised by the development and use of genetic technologies.

An internationally renowned expert in disability law, Professor Miller joined the faculty in 2004, after spending twelve years in public service in Washington, DC. He was one of the longest serving commissioners of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency which enforces employment discrimination laws. Professor Miller is the director of the UW's Disability Studies Program and currently serves as a member of the board of Mental Disability Rights International. He is a member of the Ethics, Legal and Social Implications Research Advisory Board of the Human Genome Project at the National Institutes of Health.