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Humanities Grand Rounds Lecture: “I Heard It’s Not Common in Black People”: Race Bias, and Ethical Considerations for ALS Research and Care.
May 31, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
How do race and bias influence the experience of living with neurodegenerative disease?
To explore this question, join the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine on May 31, 2023 from noon-1 p.m. for our rescheduled 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 Dr. Chelsey R. 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 C2860 (500 University Drive, Hershey, PA) and via Zoom (psu.zoom.us/j/98589079983 Passcode: 376147). CME credits are available.
For more information, visit us on the web at: https://sites.psu.edu/humanities or email the Department of Humanities at firstname.lastname@example.org