Judy Hirst (Cambridge), "Mitochondrial complex I: what do we know about the mechanisms of energy transduction and reactive oxygen species production?"
Mark your calendars!
Penn Anesthesiology and Critical Care will be hosting it’s 2nd “Global Health” Interest Evening on Thursday, March 3, 6-8pm in the Dripps library.
Michael Ashburn, MD, MPH Disaster Relief in Haiti
Josh Atkins, MD, PhD Administrative Partnerships in China
Shannon Bianchi, MD WHO Internship, Geneva
Nabil Elkassabany, MD Academic Exchange in Egypt
Maureen McCunn, MD, MIPP, FCCM Trauma Care and Program Development in Egypt/India/Vietnam
Jesse Raiten, MD Founding an orphanage in Tanzania/Humanitarian Missions to Bangladesh
Ashish Sinha, MD, PhD Global Outreach
Daniel Vo, WHO Internship, Geneva
Eric Witze, PhD University of Pennsylvania "Understanding Wnt5a regulated cell polarity and directional movement in melanoma"
Qi Zhang (UCLA), "Dynamic activation of RNA functions"
The 16th Annual Dolan B. Pritchett Memorial Lecture
Secrets of the Secretome:
Discovering Novel Proteins, New Functions and Protein Drug Candidates in the Extracellular Space
Lewis (Rusty) Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Chairman
Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
BRB II/III Auditorium
There will be a reception in the lobby following the lecture
Scott D. Halpern, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.E.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Improving Equity and Efficiency in Transplantable Lung Allocation"
Location: 701 Blockley Hall
David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
"Your World and Mine: Brain Research and Public Life"
Class of 1949 Auditorium, Houston Hall (3417 Spruce)
C. Ralph Daniel, MD
Professor of Dermatology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"The Nail and Forensics: Dealing with Chronic Paronychia and Onycholysis"
Translational Research Center Auditorium
"Mitochondrial complex I: what do we know about the mechanisms of energy transduction and reactive oxygen species production?"
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building
University of California, Los Angeles
"Dynamic activation of RNA functions"
251 Biomedical Research Building II/III
Eric Witze, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
“Understanding Wnt5a regulated cell polarity and directional movement in melanoma”
702 Clinical Research Building
"Hair and Scalp Disorders"
10 Penn Tower Conference Room
The Appignani Bioethics Center will host an exceptional panel discussion under the auspices of the 55th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
One of the most the most lucrative and fastest-growing criminal activities in the world today is sex trafficking, which generates estimated global market revenue of about 42.5 billion dollars annually. Under recent estimates, a single captive female held for sexual exploitation in Western Europe and North America alone retails at a gross annual profit of about $68,000 (e.g. 2010 International Labor Office, Report and Statistics).
The hottest markets for young women and children held in brothels and in various pornographic venues (including film, tape, DVD, online, closed circuit, paid daily intimate camera feeds, etc.) are in developed countries particularly the EU and the US compared with other parts of the world. Efforts to alleviate sex trafficking in all its various platforms and formats are riven by cultural and social disputes, including significant religious differences and cultural norms. Some people argue that prostitution is always unlawful, discriminatory and abusive, and must be banned, whereas others want to decriminalize, legitimize and regulate it. Marketing unwilling sex workers across national and international borders is another aspect of the equation, making arrest or apprehension of traffickers more difficult and fraught than internal state trafficking.
Is there adequate discussion of the manifold roots of the problem nationally and internationally? Does education of women and girls help alleviate the mass of sex trafficking? Is prostitution ever voluntary? Should society criminalize so-called high end prostitution?
Our expert panel will address these complex questions.
Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University
Frances Kissling, Visiting Scholar, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
Rachel Resnick, M.F.A., Author, Founder and CEO of Writers On Fire
Adele M. Stan, Journalist and editor whose work has appeared in The New Republic, the Village Voice, The Nation, The Advocate, the Washington Blade as well as on the op-ed pages of the New York Times
Ana Lita, Director, Appignani Bioethics Center
Rodebaugh Diabetes Center Series:
Presenter: David Kaplan
Location: G. Clayton Kyle Conference Room, PCAM 4 West Pavilion
Kristan Singletary, PhD "BiP/GRP78 Immunoreactivity in Sleep/Wake and Circadian Neural Areas of Aged Mice"