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8:00 am

The Medical Legacy of War – Perspectives from the Field

April 14, 2017, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore a unique perspective on post-traumatic stress disorder and war with Academy Fellow Randi Epstein as she discusses the medical and psychological aspects of conflict with two veteran war correspondents, journalist and writer Judith Matloff and photographer Robert Nickelsberg. The conversation will explore Matloff’s No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World’s Most Violent Highlands. Nickelsberg, a TIME magazine contract photographer for 25 years, accompanied Matloff on several trips. His photographs will be on display as the panel discusses capturing war images with an eye to the physical and psychological trauma suffered by soldiers and civilians. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

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12:00 pm

Stephanie M. Fullerton – Practicing Precision: Reflections on the Pursuit of Genomic Research in Clinical Settings

April 14, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Vagelos Education Center, Columbia University, 104 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032 United States

Stephanie M. Fullerton gives a talk on Practicing Precision: Reflections on the Pursuit of Genomic Research in Clinical Settings. Precision medicine, defined by NIH as “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in environment, lifestyle and genes,” is predicated on programs of biomedical (especially genomic) research that gather, aggregate, and store for indefinite open-ended use patients’ biological specimens, self-reported (and soon mobile-mediated) lifestyle and environmental exposure data, as well as private health information.

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