Lecture spotlight: ‘A History of Race in Medicine’

“It's Not All Black and White: A History of Race in Medicine” by Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, assistant professor of Medicine

6-7:15 p.m. Jan. 26, online

This talk, hosted by the C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society, will sketch some of the history of how race came to be read into the natural variation of human bodies. As racial protests call again for reconciliation around the legacy of slavery in America, medicine faces a reckoning of its own regarding human experimentation, lack of representation and diversity, and racism embedded in "objective" clinical decision-making tools. The Reynolds Society is a Pittsburgh-based medical history and humanities organization that hosts free public lectures. Find information about how to access the online talk on the University calendar website.