4 PM Tuesday November 6 in SPH I 1755Barbara Natterson
Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of Cardiology, Director, Zoobiquity Research Initiative at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Co-director of the UCLA Evolution and Medicine Program.
Zoobiquity: What 200 Million Years of Congestive Heart Failure, Brain Tumors, and Separation Anxiety Can Teach Us About Contemporary Human Health
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Abstract: Zoobiquity considers human medical and psychiatric concerns through the lens of veterinary science and evolutionary biology. It connects breast cancer in a high school teacher and to the same tumor in a Venezuelan jaguar; ventricular tachycardia in a middle aged man and cardiac arrest a frightened flamingo, and self-injury (“ cutting”) in a lonely teenager to flank-biting in an isolated stallion. Recognizing the tremendous overlap in disorders of humans and animals underscores the species-spanning nature of illness and points to our deep evolutionary connectedness with animals with whom we share our planet.