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Club EvMed: Race and evolutionary medicine with Joseph L. Graves Jr.

  • 1 Oct 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom; meeting link to be shared upon registration

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Race: And Why That’s Important for Evolutionary Medicine

Thursday, October 1st at 12pm ET

Join us for a conversation with Joseph L. Graves Jr., Professor of Biological Sciences at the Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, administered by North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Greensboro. Ongoing confusion concerning the nature and significance of human biological variation exists within the lay public, medical practitioners, and biomedical researchers. This occurs despite the fact that a core principle of evolutionary science is the importance of variation. This talk addresses how evolutionary principles can be better applied to understand health disparities associated with socially defined race. Attendees are encouraged to read Graves 2019, “African Americans in evolutionary science: where we have been, and what’s next” and Graves 2018, “Biological Theories of Race Beyond the Millennium” (in Suzuki and Von Vacano, Reconsidering Race: Social Science Perspectives on Racial Categories in the Age of Genomics), which will be shared upon registration. Sign up here for the meeting link.

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