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Research Within Bounds – Protecting Human Participants in Modern Medicine and the Declaration of Helsinki, 1964 – 2014

July 1, 2013 1:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Research Within Bounds – Protecting Human Participants in Modern Medicine and the Declaration of Helsinki, 1964 – 2014

The registration is now open for the conference sponsored by the Brocher Fondation and organized by Andreas Frewer (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Ulf Schmidt (University of Kent, UK), Professor Dominique Sprumont (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland) on the topic of ‘Research Within Bounds – Protecting Human Participants in Modern Medicine and the Declaration of Helsinki, 1964 – 2014‘. The aim of... View Article

CFP: Impact Ethics in Atlanta, ASHB 2013

June 20, 2013 2:21 am Published by Comments Off on CFP: Impact Ethics in Atlanta, ASHB 2013

The deadline for applications to discuss impact ethics at the ASBH 15th annual meeting in Atlanta is June 24, 2013. There is no charge to participate but applications are required. “Impact ethics” is bioethics scholarship, teaching, and advocacy that strive to demonstrably and meaningfully improve health care through acts of whistle-blowing, investigative research, working with journalists in challenging existing orthodoxies,... View Article

‘Fresh Fruits, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’ : new book out soon by Seth Holmes

May 24, 2013 1:15 pm Published by Comments Off on ‘Fresh Fruits, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’ : new book out soon by Seth Holmes

We are very pleased to announce the upcoming launch by University of California Press (Public Anthropology Series) of the new book by Dr Seth Holmes, new faculty member at DAHSM, on June 10, 2013. Seth, PhD, MD, is also Martin Sisters Endowed Chair Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health at UC Berkeley. His new book, ‘Fresh Fruits, Broken... View Article

April 9th: UPB Berkeley to host Vincanne Adams for a discussion of her new book

April 6, 2013 1:57 pm Published by Comments Off on April 9th: UPB Berkeley to host Vincanne Adams for a discussion of her new book

Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith is an ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans published with University Press Books. It is also a sobering exploration of the privatization of vital social services under market-driven governance. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, public agencies subcontracted disaster relief to private companies that turned the humanitarian work of recovery into... View Article

The Image of Modern Medicine: Professional Identity, Aesthetic Belonging, and the American Physician, 1880-1950

April 5, 2013 8:57 am Published by Comments Off on The Image of Modern Medicine: Professional Identity, Aesthetic Belonging, and the American Physician, 1880-1950

We are glad to announce our guest speaker at the Culpeper Seminar Series next Wednesday, April 10: John Harley Warner, PhD, Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine at Yale University. Professor Warner received his Ph.D. in 1984 from Harvard University (History of Science), and from 1984-1986 was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine... View Article

CFP: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body. Interdisciplinary Conference at Pacific University

March 22, 2013 7:27 am Published by Comments Off on CFP: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body. Interdisciplinary Conference at Pacific University

Pacific University‘s Center for Gender Equity and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program invite submissions for its 2nd interdisciplinary conference for untenured faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates of all disciplines. The relationships among gender, sexuality and the body will be this year’s theme. Keynote speaker will be Natalie Boero, the author of the recently acclaimed book Killer Fat, will discuss... View Article

Mapping the plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown

March 15, 2013 12:10 am Published by Comments Off on Mapping the plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Guest post by Professor Guenter B. Risse, originally published here at the JHU Press Blog. Maps and statistical charts are essential aids for demonstrating the location and frequency of epidemic disease around the world. Spotting the presence of diseases has a long tradition, stretching back at least to the seventeenth century. In fact, during a plague outbreak in Naples and... View Article

The Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

March 13, 2013 11:59 pm Published by Comments Off on The Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

We are pleased to announce the publication of Vincanne Adams‘ new book, titled “The Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina” (Duke University Press). An ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans, the book provides a sobering look at the fallout from the privatization of vital social services under neoliberal, or market-driven,... View Article

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