2015 EVENTS

ABSOLUTELY SAFE FILM SCREENING

Absolutely Safe

Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6 p.m.
3rd Street Suites, Room 159
KRACH
Purdue University

Join us for a screening of Absolutely Safe, a documentary film about breast implant safety and the often confusing intersections of health, money, science and beauty. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Carol Caincutti, the film’s director, and Judy Norsigian, co-founder of the Our Bodies, Ourselves nonprofit organization.

Dr. Barron H. Lerner

THE 2014 CANCER CULTURE AND COMMUNITY COLLOQUIUM

Presentation by Dr. Barron H. Lerner, Professor of Medicine and Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine.

Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Fowler Hall
Purdue University

Books

Barron H. Lerner received his M.D. in 1986 and his Ph.D. in history in 1996. His book, The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America, published by Oxford University Press, received the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine and was named one of the 26 most notable books of 2001 by the American Library Association. Dr. Lerner has published extensively in scholarly journals and contributes essays to the the Science Times section of The New York Times, the Times’ “Well” blog, Slate, Atlantic.com and The Huffington Post. He has also appeared on numerous NPR broadcasts, including “Fresh Air,” “All Things Considered” and “Science Friday.” Dr. Lerner’s latest book, entitled The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics, was published by Beacon Press in May 2014.