Race, Genetics, and Health

Livestreamed at www.iowacitydarwinday.org
Friday, February 19th, 2021 4:00 PM

The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this Iowa City Darwin Day event. 

Professor Charmaine Royal is a 2020 Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor and Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University. Her research, scholarship, and teaching focus on ethical, legal, and social issues in genetics and genomics, particularly the intersection of race and genetics and its policy implications and practical interventions. Her primary goal is to dismantle ideologies and systems of ‘race’ and racism in research, healthcare, and society. She receives public and private grant funding, publishes in top journals from a variety of fields, and serves on numerous domestic and international advisory committees and boards. 

Professor Royal is an associate faculty member of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, a senior fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and a faculty member of the Social Science Research Institute where she directs the Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference and the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation. A selection of publications can be found on the University of Iowa's Library website here.

Livestreamed at iowacitydarwinday.org

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