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MD/PhD Steering Committee member’s curriculum highlighted on PBS

A new genetics and genealogy curriculum co-developed by Dr. Nina Jablonski, Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology and director of the Center for Human Evolution and Diversity in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts, was featured on PBS’ “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” on April 9, 2019.

The curriculum, Finding Your Roots, was co-developed with Gates, and helps young scientists from across the United States learn about their genetic, genealogic and anthropological history.

Jablonski is a member of Penn State College of Medicine’s MD/PhD Steering Committee. As part of a new interdisciplinary partnership, the College’s MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program now launched an option for students to pursue anthropology as their doctoral research area, in combination with the MD degree. The first student in this combination will start in July 2019. A number of other doctoral research areas are also available.

Earlier this year, Jablonski’s research into the science of skin color was featured on the Big Ten Network.

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