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Health Care Disparities: The Palliative Power of Understanding Science

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

San Diego, United States

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Date & Time

Wed, March 7, 2012
5:30PM - 7:00PM
 

Overview

This will be the seventh of 9 programs that focus on the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Too often, ethnicity and socioeconomic status affect access to medical services. A lack of scientific knowledge can impede a patient’s ability to understand and influence their healthcare. How can we help a diverse public understand science well enough to make informed health care choices?

 


Speaker


Stanley Maloy
San Diego State University
 

Stanley Maloy is Dean of the College of Sciences and Professor of Biology at San Diego State University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of California at Irvine in 1981, did postdoctoral work at the University of Utah, then moved to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as a Professor of Microbiology. He was also Director of the Biotechnology Center, a position that involved extensive interactions with the biotechnology and agricultural industry, and State government. In 2002 he returned to San Diego as founding Director of the Center for Microbial Sciences and Professor of Biology at San Diego State University. Research in his lab focuses on bacterial genetics and pathogenesis, with an emphasis on Salmonella, bacterial viruses, and emerging infectious diseases.


For more information, please visit our website: http://www.ethicscenter.net/HeLa_Program7
 
For additional questions/comments, please contact us at info@ethicscenter.net or call us at (858) 822-2647
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When & Where


Community Forum
1875 El Prado
San Diego, 92101

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)


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Organizer

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

The mission of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is to foster science in the public interest by promoting awareness, understanding, and discussion of the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. To carry out its mission, the Center promotes more informed policy development and ethical decision-making on the part of individuals and institutions through education, outreach, and scholarly forums.

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