Council Member Corey Goodman was the dinner speaker for CCST’s October 2010 meeting, which focused on trust and accountability in science. His talk was entitled “The Federal Scientific Integrity Policy Doesn’t Work: A Case Study of Government Misuse and Abuse of Science”.
This case study involves the National Park Service (NPS) and the Department of Interior (DOI), which, according to Goodman, reveals scientific misconduct that has been ignored and covered up at the highest levels of government. For balance, CCST invited NPS and DOI and other scientists with differing opinions to join us at this dinner and to present the issue from their perspective. Although NPS and DOI could not accept the invitation to participate, we have again invited both NPS and DOI to attend our meeting in February 2011 so that we can continue this discussion with the benefit of their perspective.
Corey Goodman is the former president of Pfizer’s Biotherapeutics and Bioinnovation Center, and he is currently the Board of Directors Vice Chairman of BayBio and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Medicine. He is co-founder of 3 biotech companies – Exelixis, Renovis and PhyloTech, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the American Philosophical Society. He is the recipient of many honors including the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Board and the Gairdner Foundation International Award for Achievement in Medical Sciences.