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Public Forum: How Should Race Be Used in Medicine?
Thursday, 3 November 2016
18:00 - 19:15
Peachtree D (8th Floor)
This event will explore how race should be used in medicine and in doing so display how philosophy and history of science are essential for addressing complex and important questions in science and society. Michael Yudell, a historian and Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, will argue that race should only be used to explore social causes of health, disease, and drug response. Robin Andreasen, a philosopher and Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware, will argue that race should be used to explore both social and genetic causes of health, disease, and drug response. Quayshawn Spencer (University of Pennsylvania) will introduce the topic and moderate the discussion.