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2012 Talks @ 12


December 7, 2012
200 Years of Medical Advances

On December 7, 2012, Jeffrey Drazen, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, joined us to reflect on remarkable stories of medical discoveries that have occurred over the last two centuries. Last year, the journal celebrated its 200th anniversary.

Jeffrey M. Drazen
Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine
Distinguished Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

November 8, 2012
Gratitude in Action

What motivates you to help others? Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer’s life exemplified service, inspiring countless individuals throughout the world. Today, through the BIDMC-based Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, more than 2,000 Schweitzer Fellows celebrate and continue Dr. Schweitzer’s legacy of positive change through leadership and by expanding opportunities for underserved communities as well as by addressing health care needs in Boston, across the US, in Africa, and beyond. Learn from Harvard faculty member Lachlan Forrow, president of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, about how you can experience the deep fulfillment that comes from giving of your time and talents.

Richard G. Mills - Introduction
Executive Dean for Administration

Lachlan Forrow
Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Director, Ethics Programs, BIDMC
Director, Palliative Care Programs, BIDMC
President, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

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September 25, 2012
Spelunking for Genes

Genome studies have shown that modern humans interbred with Neanderthals and other archaic populations. From the lab bench to a cave in Siberia, learn how one Harvard Medical School geneticist tracks down this ancestral evidence, and what it means for who we are today.

William W. Chin – Introduction
Executive Dean for Research

David E. Reich
Professor of Genetics

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June 25, 2012
Peanuts to Pollen

Where do allergies come from and how can we effectively manage them? Learn from one of Harvard Medical School's leaders in allergy and immunology why food and seasonal allergies affect so many of us, and the strategies that can be used to mitigate the symptoms.

William W. Chin – Introduction
Executive Dean for Research

Aidan Long
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Director and Training Program Director,
Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital

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February 13, 2012
Pursuing the Placebo Effect

William W. Chin – Introduction
Executive Dean for Research

Ted Kaptchuk – Components of the placebo effect in clinical practice
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Program in Placebo Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Arthur Barsky – Nocebo: Placebo's evil twin
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair for Psychiatric Research, Brigham & Women's Hospital

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Editorial Staff

Editor: Valerie Wencis
Assistant Editor: Katie DuBoff
Contributors: Shannon Patterson, Chelsea Keyes, Linda Miklas, Tania Rodriguez, Susan Vomacka