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.
Health Care Disparities: The Palliative Power of Understanding Science
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)
San Diego, United States
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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?