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Mark Honigsbaum, PhD to present lecture, “California’s Forgotten Microbe Hunter”

The UCSF Archive & Special Collections Lecture Series will host Mark Honigsbaum, PhD next month as he presents his work on the microbiologist and disease ecologist Karl Friedrich Meyer. Dr. Honigsbaum is a medical historian and journalist currently working as a Wellcome Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. Dr. Aimee Medeiros will introduce the event. The lecture will... View Article

Symposium Announcement: History Day 2014

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 24! This year’s History of Health Sciences Research Symposium, hosted by UCSF’s Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, will feature presentations from history students enrolled at UCSF, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. Each student will give a 20-minute presentation of their current research; followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Presentations will occur from 10 AM –... View Article

Claire Wendland, MD, PhD to usher in this year’s Culpeper Seminar Series

This year’s Culpeper Seminar Series will begin Tuesday, October 7 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Laurel Heights campus in Conference Room 474. Dr. Claire Wendland, Associate Professor in the Departments of Anthropology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present some of her recent research and then lead a short Q&A session. A short description of Dr. Wendland’s... View Article

Conference Announcement: Boundary Work and Trading Zones in the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities

The 5th West Coast Symposium in the History of Medicine and Annual Conference of the Western Humanities Alliance will be held this September 5-6. This year’s symposium, entitled Boundary Work and Trading Zones in the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities, will take place in UC, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Room at 500 Parnassus Avenue. A PDF of the event’s schedule... View Article

Japan’s Metabolic Syndrome Screening Program: Japanese and U.S. Approaches to Obesity and Population Health

We are delighted to announce our newly added lecture on April 9th, 2014 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Laurel Heights in Conference Room 474. Amy Borovoy, Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, will talk about “Japan’s Metabolic Syndrome Screening Program: Japanese and U.S. Approaches to Obesity and Population Health”. While the U.S. continues to... View Article

DAHSM adopts Jacob Bigelow’s “American Medical Botany”

The following post was written by Sara Robertson, PhD student, History of Health Sciences, UCSF. In honor of UCSF’s 150th anniversary and in an effort to restore 150 books in their archives and rare books collection, UCSF’s Library recently initiated an “adopt-a-book” program. It is with much excitement that the Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, with support from... View Article

Painful Medicine: Treating Addiction in a Time of War

The next Culpeper Seminar Series lecture is next Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in the Laurel Heights Conference Room 474. Dr Angela Garcia, Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology at Stanford University, will give a seminar titled “Painful Medicine: Treating Addiction in a Time of War”. Over the last decade, there has been a sharp increase in... View Article

Mark down the dates for next DAHSM Culpeper seminars in 2014

Please mark down the dates in your diary for next DAHSM Culpeper seminars in 2014: January 15th: Aimee Medeiros, PhD, Assistant Professor, History of Health Sciences, UCSF Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine “877 Middle-Class White Children from Ohio: Setting Global Standards to Monitor the Individual Growth of Young People, 1977-2007” January 22rd: Angela Garcia, PhD, Professor, Stanford University... View Article

Last modified: December 24, 2013