Registration Now Open for Theranos Whistleblower Talk

Registration Now Open for Theranos Whistleblower Talk

Theranos WhistleblowerThursday, April 4, 5–6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium
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Registration is now open for Ethical Leadership: Cautionary Tales from Theranos and Silicon Valley. Join the Center for Business Ethics and partnering sponsors SGSU and the School of Law’s TILE as it hosts Erika Cheung, a key whistleblower in the Theranos case. This talk is live and will not be streamed or recorded.

Erika Cheung is the Executive Director of Ethics in Entrepreneurship, a non-profit organization with the mission to embed ethical questioning, culture, and systems in startup ecosystems worldwide.

She began her career as a medical researcher in the biotechnology industry and is most famously known for her role in reporting the medical diagnostic company Theranos to health regulators. Her report subsequently led to the shutdown of Theranos’ clinical lab which prevented the company from providing false medical results to thousands of patients. This account is covered in the book Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, “60 Minutes,” ABC Podcast: “The Drop Out” and Alex Gibney’s documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood In Silicon Valley.”

Cheung went on to help launch a technology accelerator in Hong Kong supporting early-stage technology investments across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. She continues to advise and support the development of biotechnology and healthcare initiatives across APAC in addition to her work at Ethics in Entrepreneurship.

“Ethical Leadership: Cautionary Tales from Theranos and Silicon Valley” is organized by Seattle University’s Center for Business Ethics with partnering sponsors Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU) and School of Law’s Technology, Innovation Law, and Ethics (TILE) program.

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