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June 2017

R. Alta Charo – CRISPR Critters and Emended Mankind

June 12, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032 United States
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R. Alta Charo will discuss "CRISPR Critters and Emended Mankind." This event is part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics series. Free and open to the public.

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Maya Sabatello – Children in the Genomic Era: Issues Beyond the Clinical Setting

June 22, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children’s Hospital of New York, Tower 103 Conference Room, 1st Floor 3959 Broadway
New York, NY United States
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Maya Sabatello, Assistant Professor of Clinical Bioethics, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, discusses Children in the Genomic Era: Issues Beyond the Clinical Setting.

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Moral Institutions, Genetics, and the Behavioral Sciences

June 27, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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Moral Institutions, Genetics, and the Behavioral Sciences will take place on June 27, 2017 at Columbia University. Free and open to the public, registration required. Please email kct2121@columbia.edu to register.

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July 2017

Covering Global Science: An Evening with Leading Science Writers

July 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
702 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University, 1130 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Top journalists discuss their experiences covering health, science, and the environment. Panel discussion to be followed by audience Q&A. Speakers include: - Don McNeil: Health & Science reporter at the New York Times - John Timmer: Senior Science editor at Ars Technica. - Yaffa Fredrick: Opinion Editor at CNN . - Moderator & Professor: Claudia Dreifus of the New York Times + Exciting surprise guests TBA! This event is an open session of "Writing About Global Science for the International…

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August 2017

Explorations in the Medical Humanities: The Whiteness of Bones

August 18, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This lecture series will explore the enigma of how what we write relates back to the experience of bodies, healthy and unwell. Our speakers will explore how the medical humanities build on and revise earlier notions of the “medical arts.”

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September 2017

Anita Guerrini – The Whiteness of Bones: the Emergence of the Human Skeleton as a Commodity, 1500-1800

September 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room Speaker: Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, Oregon Statue University Respondent: Pamela H. Smith, Seth Low Professor of History, Columbia University This event is part of the series, Explorations in the Medical Humanities. Additional details coming soon. Please visit the Heyman Center website for updates. About the Series: As a set of disciplines, the humanities face the challenge of how to write about embodied experiences that resist easy verbal categorization…

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Allison Werner-Lin – How Parents Understand and Act on Uncertain Prenatal Genetic Test Results

September 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rm. 405A and B, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research 10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building 622 W. 168th Street Speaker: Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW Prenatal genome-wide testing, such as chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA), increases the possibility of identifying uncertain results associated with variable or unpredictable phenotypes, including the possibility of neurocognitive impairment. How do prospective parents prepare for the birth of a child after learning these results? How do they approach parenting? What supports do they need to cope with distress? …

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Sidney Hankerson – Writing a New Story Together: Confronting Mental Health Disparities with Community Partnerships

September 18, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway (at 116th Street)
New York, NY United States
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This lecture will highlight an innovative, community-focused approach to delivering mental health services.

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Jeannette Wing – Using Data for Good: What does it mean?

September 20, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Uris Hall, 301, New York, NY 10027 United States + Google Map

The Data, Ethics, and Decision-making Speaker Series presents Dr. Jeannette Wing, the new director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute, on "Using Data for Good: What does it mean?"

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Pierce Salguero – Chanting as Literature: Contemporary Buddhist Medicine

September 25, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This lecture series will explore the enigma of how what we write relates back to the experience of bodies, healthy and unwell. Our speakers will explore how the medical humanities build on and revise earlier notions of the “medical arts.”

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