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Public Forum: How Should Race Be Used in Medicine?

Thursday November 3, 2016 06:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
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How should race be used in medicine? Is there a genetic basis for racial differences that support differences in diagnoses and treatment? Do differences in social factors among races provide useful medical information? The forum invites the public to join a historian and a philosopher in exploring these complex questions. Michael Yudell, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University, will defend the view that race should only be used to explore social causes of health, disease, and drug response. Robin Andreasen, Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science, University of Delaware, will argue that race should be used to explore both social and genetic causes of health, disease, and drug response. Quayshawn Spencer, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, will moderate the forum. Sponsored by the Philosophy of Science Association. The Philosophy of Science Association, founded in 1933, promotes research, teaching, and free discussion of issues in the philosophy of science from diverse standpoints. Free and open to the public. No tickets or registration required.
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