Lesley A. Sharp delivers an Educating the Whole Physician lecture titled "The Messiness of the Moral of Interspecies Encounters in Medical Lab Research"

Author: Joyce Zurawski

Lesley Sharp Poster

Lesley A. Sharp, Barbara Chamberlain & Helen Chamberlain Josefsberg ’30 Chair in Anthropology, Barnard College and Senior Research Scientist in Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, delivered the lecture in conjunction with the Reilly Center's Educating the Whole Physician series on January 30, 2020. The lecture was held at the IU School of Medicine - South Bend.

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.