Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Annual Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture
Zoobiquity springs from a simple but revealing fact: Animals and humans get the same diseases. Drawing on the latest in medical and veterinary science—as well as evolutionary and molecular biology—Zoobiquity explores how jaguar breast cancer, dolphin diabetes, flamingo heart attacks, and other diseases that appear in animals are transforming human medicine.
Join us for an evening with authors Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., and Kathryn Bowers as they discuss how a better understanding of animal health can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal human ailments.
This event is free and open to the public.
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., earned her degrees at Harvard and the University of California, San Francisco. She is a cardiology professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and serves on the medical advisory board of the Los Angeles Zoo as a cardiovascular consultant. Her writing has appeared in many scientific and medical publications.
Kathryn Bowers was a staff editor at The Atlantic and a writer and producer at CNN International. She has edited and written popular and academic books and teaches a course at UCLA on medical narrative.
When & Where
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America's oldest natural history museum and is a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research.