Educating the Whole Physician Lecture Series: "The Messiness of the Moral of Interspecies Encounters in Medical Lab Research"

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Location: TBA

Dr. Lesley A. Sharp, B. Chamberlain & H. Chamberlain Josefsberg ’30 Chair in Anthropology, Barnard College and Senior Research Scientist in Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Abstract: Lab research is guided by a host of standardized, ethical standards that shape quotidian practices of animal welfare and care while, oddly, obscuring, erasing, or denying human efforts at self-care. An attentiveness to the “messiness of the moral” uncovers the complexities of interspecies encounters in science, offering, in turn, possibilities for the (re)making of the researcher, and, thus, of the “whole physician" in and outside the lab.

Speaker invited by Dr. Erika Doss, Department of American Studies.