Symposiums & Conferences

Genetic Ancestry and Perceptions of Race: Impacts in Social and Medical Contexts Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dorothy Roberts
May 9, 2024 (All Day) | The Population Studies Center Library, 403 McNeil | University of Pennsylvania
3718 Locust Walk | Philadelphia, PA 19104

The symposium brings medical researchers, clinicians, health scholars, and social scientists into conversation about the way that genetic ancestry information may influence observers' perceptions of others'…

Human Genomic Diversity and Medicine: Challenges and Solutions to Reduce Health Disparities

May 22, 2023 at |

On behalf of Drs. Sarah Tishkoff (PRSS Faculty Working Group member) and Marylyn Ritchie, the Center for Global Genomics & Health Equity and the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of…

PRSS Spring 2022 Symposium: Medicine & the Afterlives of Slavery

Apr 14, 2022 at - | Location: University of Pennsylvania | Virtual

Penn Medical Hall, 1872

Penn and Slavery Symposium

Apr 3, 2019 - Apr 4, 2019 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 6th floor, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

This symposium, co-hosted by the Penn & Slavery Project and the Program on Race, Science & Society, with support from the Office of the Provost, the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Symposium

Jan 23, 2019 at - | Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium,
Smilow Center for Translational Research,
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

PRSS is co-sponsoring this event, hosted by the Penn Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity. The symposium will feature a keynote address from Dr. Jonathan Woodson, former Assistant Secretary of Health Affairs…

PRSS SPRING SYMPOSIUM | Ordering the Human: Global Science and Racial Reason

Apr 12, 2018 at - | Location: Perry World House

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Symbioses: A BioSocial Network Retreat

Jun 6, 2017 at - | New School, Starr Foundation Hall
University Center, Room UL 102

Join the BioSocial Network for their fifth annual retreat! At this meeting, three working groups will begin to design collaborative projects around a topic that has surfaced repeatedly in prior meetings. These…

Dr. David Satcher (Former US Surgeon General)

Jan 15, 2015 at - | Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research, Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium

Dr. David Satcher

Dr. Satcher is Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, and Professor of Community Health and Preventive…

PRSS Inaugural Symposium

Apr 11, 2014 at - | Widener Lecture Hall, Penn Museum, 3260 South St. 

9:00-9:15--Welcome by Barbara Savage, Director, Center for Africana Studies; Introduction by Dorothy Roberts, Director, Program on Race, Science & Society 9:15-10:30--Panel 1: "The Crisis of Race in Science, Past…