The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture featuring the authors of Zoobiquity
Tuesday Apr 23 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Join us for an evening with authors Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., and Kathryn Bowers as they discuss how a better understanding of animal health can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal human ailments.
The Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture
Featuring the authors of Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., and Kathryn Bowers
Free and open to the public, registration requested at: anszoobiquity.eventbrite.com
Zoobiquity springs from a simple but revealing fact: Animals and humans get the same diseases. Drawing on the latest in medical and veterinary science—as well as evolutionary and molecular biology—Zoobiquity explores how jaguar breast cancer, dolphin diabetes, flamingo heart attacks, and other diseases that appear in animals are transforming human medicine.
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., earned her degrees at Harvard and the University of California, San Francisco. She is a cardiology professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and serves on the medical advisory board of the Los Angeles Zoo as a cardiovascular consultant. Her writing has appeared in many scientific and medical publications.
Kathryn Bowers was a staff editor at The Atlantic and a writer and producer at CNN International. She has edited and written popular and academic books and teaches a course at UCLA on medical narrative.