- 2013: Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD, Vanderbilt University. Lessons Learned from Biobanking
- 2012: Ruth Macklin, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The Truth, the Whole Truth, or Nothing But the Truth?
- 2011: Albert R. Jonsen, PhD, University of Washington. The Baby Will Tell Us
- 2010: Thomas H. Murray, PhD, The Hastings Center. Why We Play: Ethics, Drugs and the Future of Sport
- 2009: Larry R. Churchill, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Faith, Hope and Informed Consent: Ethical Challenges in Maternal-Fetal Research
- 2008: Norman C. Fost, MD, MPH, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. Growth Hormone for Non-GH Deficient Children, or, What’s Wrong with the American Healthcare System?
- 2007: John Lantos, MD, University of Chicago. Two Cheers for a Two-Tiered Health Care System
Treuman Katz, President Emeritus, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Treuman Katz is president emeritus of Seattle Children’s. He retired in September 2005 as president and chief executive officer.
Under Katz’s leadership, key partnerships and joint ventures resulted in the successful creation and development of mission-based initiatives that moved Seattle Children’s into national prominence. Katz served as a top executive at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a 1,000-bed hospital in Los Angeles, for 11 years prior to his tenure at Seattle Children’s.
As a tribute to Katz’s strong leadership and distinguished tenure at Children’s for 26 years, and his efforts to create an environment that recognizes all of the complex ethical issues associated with research, the hospital board of trustees named the bioethics center in his honor, including the establishment of the Treuman Katz Lectureship in Pediatric Bioethics. With Seattle Children’s expanded research mission, aimed at preventing, curing and elimination pediatric disease, his vision for the center has become especially important.