What Revolution? Public Health and the Push to Personalize

October 18, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Abstract: The idea that we are in the midst of a genetic revolution has been with us for decades. The latest iteration of this promise of paradigm-shifting transformation comes in the guise of “personalized medicine” which, we are consistently told, will revolutionize our healthcare system and reduce the burden of chronic disease. But can personalized medicine live up to the hype? In this presentation Caulfield critiques the promises associated with this biomedical “revolution” and the broader social trend to personalize everything from our diets to our exercise to the wine we drink.

Sponsored by the Human Research Protection Office

Location and Address

Magee Womens Hospital, Auditorium - Zero Level