Hank Greely (BA ’74), Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, was the recipient of the 2012 Richard W. Lyman Award for his outstanding volunteer work that has helped to maintain a strong connection between alumni and the university. The award is presented annually by the Stanford Alumni Association to a faculty member whose efforts to engage alumni through volunteer activities have been “above and beyond.”
Greely is a model for both alumni interaction and interdisciplinary scholarship at Stanford. In addition to teaching at the law school, he is on the Faculty Leadership Council of the Bio-X Program and the executive committees for the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genetics; the Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging; and the undergraduate Program in Science, Technology, and Society, among others. He is professor (by courtesy) of genetics at Stanford School of Medicine, chair of the steering committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, and director of the Stanford Interdisciplinary Group on Neuroscience and Society. He specializes in the ethical, legal, and social implications of new biomedical technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience, genetics, or stem cell research. He is chair of California’s Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee and served from 2007 to 2010 as co-director of the Law and Neuroscience Project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation.