by Alysa Perry, program coordinator
When The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was published in 2010, it became a New York Times Best Seller. Once you start reading, it’s easy to see why. Rebecca Skloot masterfully tells a story that [...] Read more
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by Ariella Green, MSc, program planner
Medical historians may be familiar with the story of Dr. William Beaumont, but Jason Karlawish casts it in a new light in his novel, Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont. The [...] Read more
Laura Stark, PhD, serves as an assistant professor of medicine, health and society at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on medicine, morality, and the modern state. Her recent publication, Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research, explores the development of human subjects protections regulations and the manner in which these rules are played out within institutional review boards (IRBs) today. Stark will be onsite at the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference to lead a research ethics book group lunch and sign books on Wednesday, December 5. Leading up to her talk, Stark will be sharing a series of blog posts [...] Read more
by Elisa Hurley, PhD, Education Director
Elyn R. Saks’ 2007 memoir, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness is not an easy book to read. In it, Saks, a distinguished law professor at the University of Southern California, paints a vivid, terrifying, and very human portrait of a life lived with schizophrenia.
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by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Coordinator
I have to admit it—I’ve never read a thriller before. When I head into bookstores, my eyes always home in on the newest nonfiction releases. So when I picked up Paul McKellips’ 2011 release Uncaged: A Thriller, I was dubious of how long this book would last on my nightstand.
My instinct was right. It didn’t last long—McKellips’ [...] Read more