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Noted history of medicine professor to speak at USF

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Department of History is pleased to sponsor a noted expert on the history of medicine who will discuss genetic counseling issues. Alexandra Stern, a professor in the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, will be at the University of South Florida at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in the Grace Allen Reading Room at the USF Library. She will discuss “Quantifying Im/Probabilities: Genetic Counseling and the Development of Genetic Risk in the United States.”

Stern is also the Zina Pitcher Collegiate Professor in the History of Medicine, Associate Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, History, and American Culture at the University of Michigan. Stern authored “Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America,” which won the 2006 American Public Health Association’s Arthur Viseltear Prize for its outstanding contribution to the scholarship on the history of public health.

The event is open to the public, but parking is limited so please arrive early. A reception will follow the lecture.


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Author: D'Anna Fiorelli