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Talks@12

The Talks@12 series, sponsored by the HMS Office of Communications and External Relations, offers the entire community a chance to hear from the extraordinary researchers and educators who make HMS a world-class institution.

HMS staff, faculty and students are invited to attend these lunch-time talks on campus, while members of the public are invited to view via livestream.

For more information, please contact: communications@hms.harvard.edu .


Upcoming Talks@12

Oral Health Facts Matter

January 29, 2018| NOON-1 P.M.
Armenise Amphitheater

 

The rapid spread through social networks of health misinformation, such as questioning the safety of water fluoridation and vaccinations, has led to new public health and policy challenges. In our web-based world, the sound science that supports some oral health advances is being threatened. Brittany Seymour and Alessandro Villa from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine will discuss how to recognize inaccuracies and change the conversation.

Brittany Seymour 
Assistant Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

 

 

Alessandro Villa 
Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

 


 

Previous Talks@12

The Promises and Perils of Gene Editing

January 16, 2018| NOON-1 P.M.
Armenise Amphitheater

 

Genome reading and editing are exponentially advancing technologies, putting tools such as next-generation sequencing and CRISPR at the forefront of medical research and practice. George Church, a leading innovator in this emerging field, will explore the many promising applications that could significantly impact human health and also discuss the ethical implications facing genetic engineering now and in the future.

George Church, PhD
Professor of Genetics Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School Director, Personal Genome Project

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