White House names U bioethicist to six-year term on National Science Board


Maureen L. Condic, associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at University of Utah Health and University Ombudsman, has been named a member of the National Science Board  by President Donald J. Trump. Condic is to be one of seven new appointees to the 25-member board who are selected for their eminence in research, education and distinguished service.National Science Board performs two main functions. The board serves as an independent body of advisors to the president and Congress on policy matters related to science and engineering. Members also establish priorities for the National Science Foundation, a federal agency that promotes scientific progress and advancements in health.

“Being appointed to the National Science Board is a tremendous honor for me and for the University of Utah,” says Condic. “I am excited to be of service to our country and to the scientific community by bringing a focus on bioethics and biomedical research to this eminent body of scholars.” Condic’s term lasts until May 2024.