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The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Framework (Columbia Science and Health Equity Lecture Series)

  • Tuesday, January 26,  4:30 pm to 5:45 pm, more info here, register here
  • Lecture by Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • “Dr. Pérez-Stable practiced general internal medicine for 37 years at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before moving to NIH in September 2015. He was professor of medicine at UCSF and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine for 17 years. His research interests include improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among clinicians, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce. For more than 30 years, Dr. Pérez-Stable led research on Latino smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in the United States and Latin America, addressing clinical and prevention issues in cancer screening, and mentoring over 70 minority investigators. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2001.”

COVID-19 in Africa: Responses and Prospects for Recovery

  • Wednesday, January 27, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, click here for more info
  • Panelists include Belinda Archibong (Assistant Professor of Economics at Barnard College), Pedro Conceicao (Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the Human Development Report, UNDP HDR office), and Dr. Wilmot James (Senior Research Scholar in the Institute for Social and Economic Research Policy)

Reducing Your Digital Carbon Footprint Workshop

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, more info here
  • “In this workshop, we’ll talk about the material impacts of our digital lives. You will be given tools to measure and understand these impacts and, through an ethics of care, reduce and repair harm by shrinking your digital carbon footprint. We frame this work, not through the faulty ideology of individual responsibility, but through the Black feminist praxis of Adrienne Maree Brown’s Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. Without absolving corporations and governments of environmental responsibility, we simultaneously embrace ‘ways for humans to practice being in right relationship to our home and each other, to practice complexity, and grow a compelling future together through relatively simple interactions’ (Brown ’24). Come join our growing community!”

Neurorights: Human Rights Guidelines for Neurotechnology and AI

  • Friday, January 29, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, click here for more info, click here to register
  • “Rafael Yuste will discuss the proposal from the Morningside group (Yuste et al., Nature 2017) to add new human rights to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to protect mental privacy, personal identity, personal agency, equal access to cognitive augmentation, and protection from algorithmic biases. He will also discuss the proposal for a “technocratic oath” and current advocacy efforts for neuro-rights in the US and abroad that create frameworks for the ethical use of artificial intelligence and neurotechnology.”

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