Donating bodies to science. At the IU School of Medicine Northwest, medical students hold an annual memorial service in honor of the people who donated their bodies to the anatomical education program and as a way to thank their families. The donations enable first-year medical students to begin their education in human anatomy. Sound Medicine’s Colleen Iudice reports from Gary, Indiana.
At-home genetic testing. When direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits first came to market, experts feared the products would create anxiety in patients and lead to unnecessary treatments. Nevertheless, according to a recent survey conducted by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), these fears were greatly exaggerated. STSI assistant professor and neuropsychologist Cinnamon Bloss, Ph.D., will explain the survey results.
Personalized medicine and public health. Complicated questions swirl around the use of personal genetic information to improve public health. Recently a group of international experts, including Sound Medicine’s resident bioethicist Eric Meslin, Ph.D., convened to discuss the issues. Dr. Meslin will explain how geneticists and public health experts find common ground. Meslin directs the Indiana University Center for Bioethics.
Something to Prove: A Daughter’s Journey to Fulfill a Father’s Legacy. Physician and author Yvonne Thornton, M.D., M.P.H., will discuss her book, which details her struggle to overcome racism and sexism to become the first African-American woman to be board certified in maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Thornton is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons.
White House Doctor. What it’s like to have the most important person in the world as your patient? Physician and author Connie Mariano, M.D., will chat about her book, which answers that question. Dr. Mariano treated three U.S. presidents: George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Mariano also is the first Filipino-American to rise to the rank of Navy rear admiral.
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