Past Event

Randi Epstein - Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

March 28, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library (Room 103-A), Columbia University, 701 West 168th Street, New York

Event Description: 

The Columbia University Health Sciences Library is pleased to host author Randi Epstein on March 28 when she’ll speak on her newest book, Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything (W.W. Norton, 2018).

The last century in endocrinology has been one of huge advances as well as outrageous claims. Please join us as Randi Epstein spotlights landmark discoveries, medical mishaps, and hormone hype – then and now. She’ll point out unsung heroes in hormone history as well as discuss the political and cultural influences that have encouraged fake science news. 

Event Speaker: 

Randi Epstein is a medical writer, a lecturer at Yale University, Writer in Residence at Yale Medical School, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has worked as a medical writer for the London bureau of The Associated Press and was the London bureau chief of Physicians’ Weekly. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Parents, among other newspapers and magazines. She received her M.D. from Yale and a Master’s degree in public health from Columbia. She is also the author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank (W.W. Norton, 2010).

Event Information:

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required via the event webpage

This event is hosted by the Columbia University Health Sciences Library