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Events

The History of Medicine Program holds a biweekly, online speaker series to share fascinating perspectives on the forces that have shaped modern medicine. Join us for an enlightening and educational session. Email historyofmedicine@cshs.org to get on the invitation list.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: Clinical-Anatomical Medicine Before the Paris Hospital Medicine

Evan Ragland, PhD, assistant professor of History at University of Notre Dame

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m. PST

John M. Barry; conversation moderated by Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD, Director of Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation and Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Wednesdays, May 26-June 30, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m. PST

Six-week course: Medical (Mal)Practices Under the Nazi Regime

Sari J. Siegel, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the History of Medicine Program at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: From Qi-guo 瘈狗 to Qi-bing 瘈病 (From “Mad Dogs” to Rabies): Pastorians and Public Health in Republican China (1911-1945)

Chien-Ling Liu Zeleny, PhD, historian of medicine at UCLA

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: Racial Inequities in American Medicine: Historical Perspective and Present-Day Legacies

Carolyn Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of History of Science & Medicine and African American Studies at Yale University

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: TBD

Hannah Murphy, PhD, UKRI Future Leaders fellow and lecturer in Early Modern History at King’s College London

Thursday, July 8, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: Hildegard's Daughters: Women of Science, Women of the Cedars-Sinai Mural

Stephen Geller, MD, pathologist and chairman emeritus of the Department of Pathology at Cedars-Sinai

Wednesdays, Sept.1-Oct. 6, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m. PST

Six-week course: Transformations in Hospital-Based Healthcare Over Two Centuries

Kirsten Moore-Sheeley, PhD, assistant professor in the History of Medicine Program at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: TBD

Margaret Carlyle, PhD, Assistant Professor of History at University of British Columbia

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: TBD

Elizabeth Mellyn, PhD, Associate Professor of History at University of New Hampshire

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: TBD

Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA, Chair and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai

Wednesdays, Oct.13-Nov.17, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m. PST

Six-week course: Epidemics, Medicine and Society

Gideon Manning, PhD, associate director of the History of Medicine Program at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: TBD

Myles Jackson, PhD, professor of Historical Studies at Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: TBD

Jennifer Rodgers, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of History at Caltech

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: Racism and Prejudicial Bias in 19th Century U.S. Medicine

Franklin Strauss, MD, nephrologist at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12-1 p.m. PST

History of Medicine Speaker Series: TBD

Luis Alejandro Salas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis

Past Events

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Thursday, April 29, 2021

History of Medicine Speaker Series: Is Medicine Dysgenic?

Nathaniel Comfort, PhD, professor of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

Thursday, April 15, 2021

History of Medicine Lunch Meeting: The Cesarean Section Rate: An American History of Risk, Technology, and Consequence

Jacqueline Wolf, PhD, professor of the History of Medicine at Ohio State University

Thursday, April 1, 2021

History of Medicine Lunch Meeting: Race, Remedies, and (Drug) Resistance: Defining Tuberculosis between East Africa and the World

Kirsten Moore-Sheeley, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Steven E. Aschheim, PhD, professor emeritus of History at The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History

Thursday, March 4, 2021

History of Medicine Lunch Meeting: Revisiting Human and Animal Experimentation

Anita Guerrini, PhD, homing professor in the Humanities and History emerita at Oregon State University

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Censoring Medicine in the Age of Galileo

Hannah Marcus, PhD, assistant professor of the History of Science at Harvard University

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Books, Bones and Bodies: Anatomy in Nazi Germany and its Legacies for Medicine Today

Sabine Hildebrandt, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Heredity under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome

Soraya de Chadarevian, PhD, professor of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at UCLA

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Franklin Strauss, MD, nephrologist at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Stephen Geller, MD, pathologist and chairman emeritus of the Department of Pathology at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Russell Johnson, MLS, curator of History and Special Collections for the Sciences at UCLA Biomedical Library; Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, MS, MA, curator and librarian of the History of Health Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Franklin Strauss, MD, nephrologist at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Challenge Trials for COVID-19: Some Ethical Reflections

Stuart Finder, PhD, director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Every Breath You Take: Reverse Engineering a Museum Piece for Use in COVID

Mervyn Singer, MD, professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London

Thursday July 30, 2020

Erin Travers, PhD, graduate intern in philanthropy, Getty Research Institute

Thursday July 23, 2020

Intimate Relations: The Development of Arterial Repair, 1880–1960

Justin Barr, MD, PhD, general surgery resident at Duke Medical Center and author of the book Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880–1960

Thursday June 25, 2020

Thursday June 18, 2020

Thursday June 11, 2020

Thursday June 4, 2020

Thursday May 28, 2020

John Harold, MD, attending physician at the Smidt Heart Institute, former chief of staff at Cedars-Sinai, and past president of the American College of Cardiology

Thursday May 21, 2020

A Most Unfortunate Event in the History of Cedars Nephrology: The Saga of Richard Lippman

Leon Fine, MD, professor of biomedical sciences and medicine, Cedars-Sinai

Thursday May 14, 2020

Thursday May 7, 2020

Thursday April 30, 2020

Thursday April 23, 2020

House Call at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Leo Gordon, MD, general surgeon and professor of surgery at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday April 16, 2020

Jewish Prisoner-Physicians in Nazi Camps

Sari Siegel, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday April 9, 2020

False Images Do Not (Necessarily) Lie

Gideon Manning, PhD, research associate professor at Claremont Graduate University

Thursday April 2, 2020

Discovery of a Renal Origin of Hypertension by Harry Goldblatt, 1934

Leon Fine, MD, professor of biomedical sciences and medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Monday, November 18, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
PEC 8

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Harvey Morse Auditorium

Wednesday, October 24, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
PEC 8

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
Harvey Morse Conference
Rooms 4 and 5

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
North Tower Conference, Room A

Joel Klein, PhD, Molina Curator for the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences, The Huntington Library

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.  
Thalians Health Center,
E117 

Roundtable in the History or Medicine: How to Transform a Small Community Hospital Into the Nation's Leading Cardiology Program in Five Decades

Please bring your own lunch

James Forrester, MD, cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai; George Burns and Gracie Allen emeritus professor of cardiology

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.  
Thalians Health Center,
E117

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.  
North Tower, Conference
Room C 

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Noon-1 p.m. 
North Tower, Conference
Room A 

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: The Inquisitive Ear: The Language of Pain

Please bring your own lunch

Marcia Meldrum, PhD, associate researcher, Center for Social Medicine and the Humanities, UCLA

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: AB OVO: A Tour of Ancient Greek and Roman Obstetrics and Gynecology

Melissa Wong, MD, fellow of maternal-fetal medicine, Cedars-Sinai

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
Auditorium

Seminar Series Lecture: Beyond Binaries: Transgender Histories from Byzantium to Present (a mini-symposium)

Roland Betancourt, PhD, associate professor of art history, University of California, Irvine; Virginia Steele, PhD, curator of public art collection, UCLA; Maurice Garcia, MD, MAS, director of the transgender surgery and health program, Cedars-Sinai

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: The Inquisitive Ear: Alexander Graham Bell’s Upon the Formation of a Deaf Variety of the Human Race (1883)

Jessica Holmes, PhD, postdoctoral fellow of musicology, UCLA

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
10-11 a.m.
Thalians Health Center
Auditorium

Seminar Series Lecture: Patient Autonomy Since the National Research Act

Cathy Gere, PhD, associate professor of history of science, University of California, San Diego

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine :The Inquisitive Ear: "Noise" in Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing (1859)

Melissa Lo, PhD, associate director, Program in the History of Medicine

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Pavilion Education Center
Room 4

Seminar Series Lecture: Border Medicine: Health and Healing in Early Los Angeles

Box lunches provided.

D .J. Waldie, award-winning author of Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir and several other works, contributing editor for The Los Angeles Times and former deputy city manager of Lakewood, California.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
E117

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: On Creativity in Scientists and Artists

Leon G. Fine, MD, director, Program in History of Medicine

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Harvey Morse
Auditorium

Leon G. Fine, MD, director, Program in History of Medicine
Harry Goldblatt and the Discovery of the Renovascular Origin of Hypertension

Kenneth Bernstein, PhD, director, UCLA Pathology Research Institute
The Multiple Faces of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH, vice dean, research and education; and S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD, professor of medicine, Cedars-Sinai
Mechanisms of Hypertension in Eclampsia: A Novel Strategy for its Prevention and Treatment

Ronald Victor, MD, Burns & Allen chair in cardiology research; director, hypertension center, Cedars Sinai
A Breakthrough Achievement in Bringing Diagnosis and Treatment to a Vulnerable Population

Allyn Mark, MD, professor; and Roy J. Carver chair in internal medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City
The Discoveries of Ronald Victor: A Tribute

Monday, June 18, 2018 
Noon-1 p.m. 
Education Conference Center
Room A

Seminar Series Lecture: Reconceiving the Pill: From Revolutionary Therapeutic to Lifestyle Drug

Boxed lunches provided.

Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, Dean, Graduate Division; Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Affairs; professor of history of health sciences at University of California, San Francisco

Monday, June 18, 2018 
6 p.m. registration
6:30 p.m. program
Harvey Morse Conference Center

Program: We’ll Always Have Paras! Frolics and Diversions of Four Small Glands

Presented by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, Medical Staff and Emeritus Society

Leo Gordon, MD, senior consultant in clinical surgery for the Surgery Group of Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Harvey Morse Conference

Michael Sappol, Visiting Research in History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Pavilion
PEC 5

Janet Browne, PhD, Aramont Professor in the History of Science, Harvard University

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

Michael Nurok, MD, Medical Director, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit; Associate Professor, Surgery, Cedars-Sinai

Steven Shapin, PhD
Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Harvey Morse Conference Center Auditorium

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Education and Conference Center
Room B

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact us if you have questions or would like additional information about the History of Medicine Program.

Kirsten Moore-Sheeley