The ConocoPhillips C. J. “Pete” Silas Program in Ethics and Leadership

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Josie G. Giles
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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josie@gatech.edu 

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Summary Sentence: The program will focus on technical and business decisions that have ethical ramifications.

Full Summary: Ethics, leadership, and quality, grounded in strong communication skills and professionalism, are essential components of an engineering education. To spotlight the importance of these core values, in 1995 the Phillips Petroleum Foundation awarded a grant to the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering to develop the ConocoPhillips/C.J. “Pete” Silas Program in Ethics and Leadership. Named in recognition of the outstanding professional achievements of Georgia Tech chemical engineering alumnus C.J. “Pete” Silas, who retired from Phillips Petroleum as president and CEO in 1994, the program focuses on technical and business decisions that have ethical ramifications. These topics, and related areas in engineering, technology, and ethics, are integrated into the core chemical and biomolecular engineering curriculum and are addressed in an annual public symposium featuring prominent industrialists and ethicists.

 

Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, MACP, FRCP, presents the ConocoPhillips/C.J. "Pete" Silas Program in Ethics and Leadership Keynote Address, “Seven Commandments.”

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Ethics, leadership, and quality, grounded in strong communication skills and professionalism, are essential components of an engineering education. To spotlight the importance of these core values, in 1995 the Phillips Petroleum Foundation awarded a grant to the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering to develop the ConocoPhillips/C.J. “Pete” Silas Program in Ethics and Leadership. Named in recognition of the outstanding professional achievements of Georgia Tech chemical engineering alumnus C.J. “Pete” Silas, who retired from Phillips Petroleum as president and CEO in 1994, the program focuses on technical and business decisions that have ethical ramifications. These topics, and related areas in engineering, technology, and ethics, are integrated into the core chemical and biomolecular engineering curriculum and are addressed in an annual public symposium featuring prominent industrialists and ethicists.

ABOUT DR. FRYHOFER

 Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, MACP, FRCP, is a board certified doctor of internal medicine in Atlanta and a clinical associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Fryhofer received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with high honors in 1979. While a student at Georgia Tech, she was crowned Miss Georgia and represented the state in the Miss America Pageant. She received her M.D. in 1983 from Emory University School of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

In recognition of her contributions to medical science, Dr. Fryhofer has been honored with the titles of Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). She was the 2000-2001 president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty society. During her tenure on the ACP Board of Regents, she chaired the committee on women’s health and was an active member of the education committee. Dr. Fryhofer was the national spokesperson for the Doctors for Adults public education campaign. She is a member of the ACP Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) and serves on the AMA Council on Science and Public Health and the ACP Adult Immunization Advisory Board.

From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Fryhofer was a medical correspondent for CNN Headline News, reporting on medical issues on air and in her weekly CNN web column, “Vital Signs by Dr. Sandy.” She has also appeared on other national television programs, including NBC’s Today Show, CNN Talk Back Live, NBC Nightly News, and ABC World News Tonight.

Dr. Fryhofer has served on committees and panels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and other organizations, where she addressed a variety of healthcare issues. In addition to serving on the Woman’s Day Magazine Health and Fitness Advisory Board since 1998, she wrote a weekly health blog for the Woman’s Day website in 2007 and 2008. Currently, her regularly appearing prevention column, “Staying Well,” and her video blog series, “Medicine Matters,” are featured on Medscape from WebMD.

Dr. Fryhofer is married to George W. Fryhofer III, and they have boy/girl twins, Sandra Lynne and George William IV.

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

 Michael J. Dolan

John F. Brock, ChE ‘70, MS ChE ‘71

James J. Mulva

C. Judson King

Elsa Reichmanis

Thomas M. Connelly, Jr.

Lynn Laverty Elsenhans

Charles “Garry” Betty, ChE ‘79

William G. Paul

Raymond V. Gilmartin

Robert W. Galvin

Shaun F. O’Malley

C. J. “Pete” Silas, ChE ‘53

 

 

 

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  • Created On: Aug 18, 2011 - 11:22am
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