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LSE academic receives Smith College Medal

Sarah FranklinSarah Franklin, professor of social study and biomedicine and associate director of BIOS at LSE, is one of five Smith College alumnae to have been awarded the 2011 Smith College Medal.

Established in 1962, the Medal is awarded for extraordinary professional achievements and outstanding service to community.

Professor Franklin’s work explores the ethical dimensions of reproductive and genetic technologies and presents them in a way that is comprehensible to scientists, students and the general public. She has written and edited 15 books on the subject, as well as more than 100 articles, chapters and reports.

Professor Franklin said: ‘I am a great admirer of Smith College and what it has achieved, particularly for women in the sciences and engineering, and so it is a special honour to be chosen to receive this award.’

The Medal will be presented at a ceremony in February 2011. For more information, visit the Smith College website.