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Government and Community Affairs

April 25, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: 71 E. Ferry St., Freer House, Detroit MI 48069 Hobbler
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff

WSU Institute of Gerontology presents:
Sharon Kaufman
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, and Institute for Health Aging, Professor Emerita, Medical Anthropology University of California - San Francisco

Sharon Kaufman, PhD is Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her work explores topics at the intersection of medical knowledge and society’s expectations for health. Her research has examined: the changing culture and structure of US medicine; health care delivery at the end-of-life; the relationship of biotechnologies to ethics, governance and medical practice; the shifting terrain of evidence in clinical science; practices of risk assessment; and mistrust of science.

Colloquia presented courtesy of the Mary Thompson Foundation 

For more information about this event, please contact Gail Summers at 13136642622 or gail.jensen@wayne.edu.