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The Metabolic Condition: From Concept to Science, Medicine, and Culture

The Center for Science and Society

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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The Science and Society Lectures are an interdisciplinary series bringing together researchers to examine an important scientific or public health topic from multiple angles.

 

The Metabolic Condition: From Concept to Science, Medicine, and Culture will review how the concept of metabolism has developed from the beginning of the modern era of medicine to the most recent scientific, clinical, and social understanding. Speakers will also discuss the current major challenges in metabolism research and new experimental and clinical breakthroughs in the treatment of metabolic disorders, including obesity, diabetes, and cancer.

 

Speakers:
Hannah Landecker, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director for the Institute for Society and Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles
Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Moderator:
Jonathan Weiner, PhD, Pulitzer Prize winning author and Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism, Columbia University

This event is free and open to the public.  Advanced registration required. Directions to the Heyman Center can be found here. You will be asked to check in at the Security desk at the front of the building.  

This event is sponsored by the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University.

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Heyman Center for the Humanities
74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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The Center for Science and Society

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University brings together a wide variety of scholars and practitioners in the human, social, and natural sciences from around Columbia’s campus and the New York City metropolitan area to support interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach about the roles of science, technology, medicine, and public health in past and present societies. The Center also works to enhance public understanding of science in relation to pressing social concerns. If you are interested in attending a Center event, please sign up for our weekly newsletter

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