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Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture
Feb
19
5:00 PM17:00

Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture

Molecular Death, Desire, and Redface Reincarnation:
Indigenous Appropriations in the USA and Canada

The Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project, co-sponsored by Precision Medicine & Society and the Center for the Study of Social Difference, welcomes Dr. Kim TallBear (University of Alberta) to give a talk on "Molecular Death, Desire, and Redface Reincarnation: Indigenous Appropriateness in the USA and Canada", on Tuesday, February 19th, 5pm-7pm, in the Seminar Room (IRWGS), 754 Schermerhorn Ext, 1200 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027.

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The event is open to the public and co-sponsored by Columbia University's Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality (IRWGS); Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER); the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities. The talk will be followed by a small reception. 

The Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project is co-directed by Rachel Adams, PhD, Professor of English; and Maya Sabatello, LLB, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Bioethics. For more information on this project, please visit socialdifference.columbia.edu

Columbia University is committed to creating an environment that includes and welcomes people with disabilities. If you need accommodations because of a disability, please email Srishti Sardana at ss4677@tc.columbia.edu as soon as possible.

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Epigenetics, Precision Medicine, and Responsibility Towards Children. What Can We Learn From Neurodevelopmental Disorders?
Oct
25
4:00 PM16:00

Epigenetics, Precision Medicine, and Responsibility Towards Children. What Can We Learn From Neurodevelopmental Disorders?

CSSD working group Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics and Culture presents "Epigenetics, Precision Medicine, and Responsibility Towards Children. What Can We Learn From Neurodevelopmental Disorders?" a talk by Dr. Kristian Hen

Abstract:

In the second half of the twentieth century, there was a prevailing hope that the increasing knowledge of genomics would lead to major breakthroughs in drug development and personalized medicine. Since the beginning of the 21stcentury, however, it has become apparent that many of these expectations were based on a naïve view on what genes actually do. Recent discoveries in the field of epigenetics suggest a more dynamic concept of human nature and human diseases and disorders. In this talk I will first analyze the ethical consequences of these new findings. What does it mean, if anything, that environmental and psychosocial factors resonate on a molecular level and may be passed on to future generations? Second, I will discuss what this implies for individual and collective responsibility towards children. Finally, I will use my own research on neurodevelopmental disorders to demonstrate that the additional complexity yielded by these new findings also opens up opportunities for a nuanced view on children’s health and wellbeing.

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Will Precision Medicine Be for “All of Us”? The “Good Citizen” in an Age of Disparity
Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

Will Precision Medicine Be for “All of Us”? The “Good Citizen” in an Age of Disparity

  • Case Lounge (Room 701), Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School (map)
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Senior Research Scholar, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University

"Will Precision Medicine Be for 'All of Us'? The 'Good Citizen' in an Age of Disparity"

Precision medicine research relies on the massive collection of biospecimens, electronic health records, and other sources of behavioral and environmental data.

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Precision Medicine, Embodiment, Self and Disability
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Precision Medicine, Embodiment, Self and Disability

  • Case Lounge (Room 701), Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School (map)
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Jackie Leach Scully, Professor of Social Ethics and Bioethics, and Executive Director, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre, Newcastle University, UK will ask how are the enormous recent advances in genomic knowledge and capabilities changing the meaning of the relationship between material embodiment and our sense of self? What does that mean for our understanding of embodiment that is disabled?

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PRECISION MEDICINE EVENT CANCELLED
Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

PRECISION MEDICINE EVENT CANCELLED

  • Case Lounge (Room 701), Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School (map)
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Jacqueline J L Chin, Associate Professor, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore presents a discussion on February 9, 2017 about "Precision Medicine, Privacy, and Family Relations."

 

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Cultivated Cures: Ethnographic Encounters with Contentious Stem Cell Regenerations in India
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Cultivated Cures: Ethnographic Encounters with Contentious Stem Cell Regenerations in India

  • 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University (map)
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CSSD's Precision Medicine working group presents Aditya Bharadwaj, Research Professor, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, on "Cultivated Cures: Ethnographic Encounters with Contentious Stem Cell Regenerations in India" on October 13th, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at 754 Schermerhorn Extension.

The lecture seeks to conceptualize how we might understand a scene of chronic and progressively pathological affliction as a site for witnessing the anatomy of a cultured and cultivated cure from within the emergent field of regenerative medicine.

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Collins' Cohort: The Path from The Human Genome Project to the Precision Medicine Initiative
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Collins' Cohort: The Path from The Human Genome Project to the Precision Medicine Initiative

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CSSD’s Precision Medicine working group presents James Tabery, Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatriacs, Internal Medicine, and Philosophy, University of Utah, on "Collins' Cohort: The Path from The Human Genome Project to the Precision Medicine Initiative" on September 15th, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.

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