Categories for Social Medicine

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

April 1, 2014 3:01 am Published by Comments Off on 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

Mark down the dates for next DAHSM Culpeper seminars in 2014

December 24, 2013 7:16 am Published by Comments Off on 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

Deanne Dunbar inaugurates the 2013/14 Culpeper Seminar Series

September 10, 2013 3:36 am Published by Comments Off on Deanne Dunbar inaugurates the 2013/14 Culpeper Seminar Series

Deanne D. Dunbar, MA, PhD Candidate at the Department of Anthropology, Emory University, will inaugurate the 2013/14 Culpeper Seminar Series on October 9th with a talk titled ‘The Emergence of the General Adaptation Syndrome in Contemporary Health Disparities Discourse‘. Deanne’s talk aims to determine the pathway from the discovery of the General Adaptation Syndrome, a stereotyped set of biological changes... View Article

Corinne Nemetz Nydegger: a long lasting legacy in the fields of human development and aging.

August 18, 2013 4:53 am Published by Comments Off on Corinne Nemetz Nydegger: a long lasting legacy in the fields of human development and aging.

We are publishing here an excerpt of the obituary of Corinne Louise Nemetz Nydegger, originally appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle on August 2, 2013: Corinne passed away peacefully on Sunday July 28, 2013 following a brief stay in hospice in San Ramon, CA. For nearly 20 years she was a professor in the Medical Anthropology Program in the Department... View Article

Best Science for the Most Neglected: Where Do We Stand 10 Years On?

August 6, 2013 10:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Best Science for the Most Neglected: Where Do We Stand 10 Years On?

The DNDi and its founding partner, Institut Pasteur, are organizing a special scientific event culminating DNDi’s 10-year anniversary with topic: Best Science for the Most Neglected: Where Do We Stand 10 Years On?. The event will take place at Institut Pasteur in Paris, on December 5, 2013. Participants and speakers will include key actors in the field of research and... View Article

The Alcohol, Drugs, & Tobacco Study Group Requests for Roundtable Discussion Questions

July 8, 2013 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on The Alcohol, Drugs, & Tobacco Study Group Requests for Roundtable Discussion Questions

The Alcohol, Drugs, & Tobacco Study Group of the Society for Medical Anthropology has organized a roundtable for the upcoming AAA meetings in Chicago. The roundtable, “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Reflections on Public Engagement in the Anthropology of Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco,” will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 8:00 pm – 9:45pm at the Chicago Hilton. The... View Article

Call for bursaries: MA in Bioethics & Society; MSs in Global Health & Social Justice

July 5, 2013 4:48 am Published by Comments Off on Call for bursaries: MA in Bioethics & Society; MSs in Global Health & Social Justice

The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College, London invites applications from candidates wishing to pursue Masters programmes, starting from September 2013: MA BIOETHICS & SOCIETY The MA in Bioethics & Society is a new postgraduate programme that is jointly taught with the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King’s. The programme gives particular emphasis to... 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

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