"Penn Medicine and the Afterlives of Slavery Project," Penn Bioethics Seminar

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:00pm

Penn Biomedical Research Building, Room 252

Penn Medicine and the Afterlives of Slavery Project,Penn Bioethics seminar AbstractIn 2018, Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania, charged Professor Dorothy Roberts to examine “the impact of the medical school’s pedagogy, research and medical practices on alumni and its lingering effects on medicine.” In 2019, Professor Roberts launched a new initiative, the Penn Medicine and the Afterlives of Slavery Project (PMAS). This project focuses .on Penn’s Medical School, its historical entanglements with the institution of slavery, its influential role in promoting race-based medicine across the nation, and  the continuing consequences of this connection in the production of medical knowledge, practice, and policies to date.  This talk will introduce the PMAS project, what it has accomplished to date, and what it hopes to accomplish in the coming academic year.