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CANCELLED: Feb 9th Black History Month Humanities Grand Rounds Lecture

February 9, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

This Lecture has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future date. Please check the Humanities website for updates and details.

How do race and bias influence the experience of living with neurodegenerative disease?

Chelsey CarterTo explore this question, join the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine for our Black History Month Grand Rounds lecture titled, “I Heard It’s Not Common in Black People”: Race Bias, and Ethical Considerations for ALS Research and Care.

Our featured speaker, Chelsey Carter, MPH, PhD will discuss how Black Americans living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) experience diagnoses, treatment, and care. Dr. Carter will examine how bias has harmful biological effects and introduce the concept of health omissions to understand health disparities among non-white patients.

Dr. Carter is an anthropologist of medicine, public health, and race. Dr. Carter’s research examines how racialized scientific knowledge and systemic marginalization impact Black Americans with neurodegenerative diseases like ALS. Dr. Carter is an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health.

This lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place simultaneously in person in Room C3860 (500 University Drive, Hershey, PA) and via Zoom ( Passcode: 923468). CME credits are available for Penn State Health and College of Medicine employees.

For more information, visit us on the web at or email the Department of Humanities at


February 9
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Room C3860 – Penn State College of Medicine
700 HMC Crescent Road
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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