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Drawing on her award-winning book Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice, Julie Sze will examine the link between race, class, and garbage with a focus on how culturally and politically disenfranchised communities re-work long-standing conflations between polluted places and peoples. This lecture is part of our "Garbage and the City" series, produced in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and ARCHIVE Global and supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
The TEACH program is for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, librarians and other health care professionals. It utilizes small group learning supplemented by plenary sessions. Attendees may enroll in one of three levels. One group within Level #2 will focus exclusively on the GRADE system.
Keeping New York clean has always been a daunting challenge. The city generates close to 40,000 tons of garbage every day--and yet New Yorkers are not buried by their waste. Who picks up all that trash? Who sweeps the streets? How is the work organized? And where do all those discards all go?
This lecture is part of our "Garbage and the City" series, produced in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and ARCHIVE Global and supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
The Medical Student Forum will feature presentations from the 2015 awardees for the Glorney-Raisbeck Student Grant in Cardiovascular Disease Research, Ferdinand C. Valentine Student Research Grant in Urology, and the David E. Rogers Medical and Dental Student Research Grant.
Join us as former U.S Health and Human Services Secretary Louis W. Sullivan, MD talks about his award-winning memoir, Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine, which recounts his life from his childhood in the Jim Crow South through his extraordinary career in medicine, academia, and government. Dr. Sullivan’s talk will be followed by a Q&A with Academy President Jo Ivey Boufford, MD. Copies of Breaking Ground will be available for purchase and signing.
Until the mid-nineteenth century, life expectancy at birth averaged 20 years worldwide, owing mostly to childhood fevers. The source of such illness was a topic of great debate. In a wide-ranging talk, eminent researcher Dr. Jean-Laurent Casanova of the Rockefeller University presents the history of both the germ theory and the emerging genetic theory of infectious diseases.
In his famous Quintet of Modern Diseases, Hayatizade Mustafa Feyzi, the Chief Physician to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV (r. 1648–1687), claimed that by far the most prevalent disease in Istanbul was hypochondria. He believed that it was a distinctly modern disease that afflicted mostly intellectuals. This talk by historian B. Harun Küçük of the University of Pennsylvania will piece together the cultural history of hypochondria in Istanbul and its immediate surroundings, using Ottoman and European medical and travel literature.
NewYork-Presbyterian Health Policy Center, NY State Department of Health, New York Genome Center and The New York Academy of Medicine present a one-day conference for all of us—patients, physicians, families, the public, scientists and non-scientists—who want to know more about how DNA helps diagnose and treat diseases today, and will further personalize patient care tomorrow.
The New York Academy of Medicine is conveniently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Museum Mile across the street from Central Park.
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With 17,000 square feet of dedicated event and conference space in a landmark building on Manhattan's Museum Mile, The New York Academy of Medicine Conference Center has the perfect space for your professional meeting, event or gala.
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