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New Evolutionary Foundations for

Medicine and Public Health 

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Special Kick-off symposium Friday Sept 14th

Weekly Lectures Tuesdays at 4 PM 
in 1755 School of Public Health I at the University of Michigan
(see details below)

Organized by Randolph Nesse & Betsy Foxman
in conjunction with Psych 515 and Epid 509

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 This lecture series is sponsored by the Evolution and Human Adaptation Program, (EHAP), and the LS&A Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The lecture by Richard Dawkins is also co-sponsored by the UM Museum of Natural History

Symposium:World Leaders in Evolutionary Medicine

Friday Sept 14 Special Symposium 8:30 AM-12:30 PM in M1020 SPH II (Large Auditorium)

No fee, all welcome.   Advance registration not required

8:30  Coffee, tea and conversation

9:00 Randolph Nesse, Psychiatry, Psychology, ISR, and the Evolution and Human Adaptation Program, University of Michigan
          Evolutionary Medicine Comes of Age

9:15 Stephen Stearns, Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

       Evolutionary medicine: Recent progress and current questions that urgently need answers

10:15 Break

10:30 Cynthia Beall, Anthropology, Case Western Reserve

          Evolution and human genetic adaptation to high altitude

11:30 Sir Peter Gluckman, Pediatrics and Development, University of Auckland, New Zealand
          Evolution and epigenetics; mismatched living in a mismatched world

12:30  Lunch and discussion for  participants who register by Monday Sept 10

Weekly Lectures Tuesdays at 4 PM at
The School of Public Health I
Auditorium Room 1755 (except as otherwise noted)

No fee, all welcome.

Sept 18  Gilbert Omenn, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Medicine, University of Michigan
An Overview of Evolution and Public Health

Sept 25  Bernard Crespi, Evolutionary Biology, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Where Darwin Meets Freud: Evolutionary Biology & Genetics of Autism, Psychosis, & the Social Brain
Tuesday Noon EEB talk: Evolutionary-ecological tradeoffs in human cognition9/25 Crespi on mental health genetics

Oct 2   Carlo Maley, Center for Evolution and Cancer, UCSF (Special Location: Danto Aud. in CV Center)
Evolutionary insights for understanding, preventing, and treating cancer

Oct 9   James Bull, Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin
Control and prediction of engineered viral genomes

Oct 23 Richard Dawkins, Biology, Oxford University  (Special Location: Michigan Theatre)
The Magic of Reality (based on his book by that title)

Oct 30  Kenneth Pienta, Cancer Center, University of Michigan
Evolutionary applications in cancer research and treatment

Nov 6  Barbara Natterson, Cardiology, Internal medicine, UCLA
Zoobiquity: What 200 Million Years of Congestive Heart Failure, Brain Tumors, and Separation Anxiety Can Teach Us About Contemporary Human Health

Nov 13  Daniel Nettle, Center for Behavior and Evolution, University of Newcastle, UK
The long reach of childhood: Why does experience in early-life have such a big effect on adult behavior?

Nov 20  Special Presentations: Is evolution useful in the clinic, the lab, or both?
Paul Turke, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan
Breaking the barriers to Darwinian pediatrics
Alan Weder, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan

Nov 27   William Leonard, Anthropology, Northwestern University
What did humans evolve to eat?

Dec 4  Gillian Bentley, Medical Anthropology University of Durham, UK (Location: Lane Auditorium, room 1690 SPH)
Migration, modern environments, and female reproductive disorders

Dec 11  Adam S. Lauring, M.D., Ph.D., Internal Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan

            Evolution at the host-pathogen interface: Red Queen or roshambo?


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