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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.
Former U.S Health and Human Services Secretary Louis W. Sullivan 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. Sullivan details his experiences—including his New York City years—when in 1958 he was appointed the first Black intern at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
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.
Please join us in supporting raising junior faculty members from dermatology residency programs in the greater New York area and New Jersey, as they present their interests and works as a means of instigating and engendering cross-institutional collaboration and interaction.
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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