Thursday, April 16, 2015

May 8th History of Medicine Society Lecture: The Philadelphia Chromosome

If you've been following Ken Burns' most recent PBS documentary series, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," you're going to want to mark your calendar for our upcoming History of Medicine Society Lecture on May 8th. Jessica Wapner will be joining us to discuss her book on the discovery of the Philadelphia Chromosome and the pioneering work of researchers, including Dr. Brian Druker, in identifying and treating chronic myelogenous leukemia:

“The Philadelphia Chromosome - From Bench to Bookshelf”
Jessica Wapner, science writer and author 

Friday, May 8th, 2015
Public lecture: 12:15pm
Location: Old Library Auditorium
Light refreshments served at noon

Jessica Wapner is a science writer whose work focuses primarily on the science, medicine and social factors determining disease and health.  Her book, “The Philadelphia Chromosome – A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, and the Improbable Invention of a Lifesaving Drug,” was published by The Experiment in 2013 and was named as one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2013 by the Wall Street Journal.  Ms. Wapner has previously served as founding editorial director and managing editor for the medical journals Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology and Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

The lecture will begin at 12:15 pm in the OHSU Old Library Auditorium. Light refreshments served at noon. Lectures are free and open to the public. 

For further inquiries or to request a disability accommodation, contact Meg Langford,, 503-494-5587.

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