The Science Scene

Amphibian Foundation 
Friday, December 8

"Amphibian Foundation Open House." Atlanta's Amphibian Foundation opens its doors to the public for the first time, featuring a "Ribbit Exhibit" of amphibian art and photographs, tours of research labs, food and drink and an art and gift sale. From 6 to 10 pm at 4055 Roswell Road NE,  30342.

"Exploring Planet Formation with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array." A talk by David Wilner, an astrophysicist from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He will explain how, in order to understand where Earth comes from, we have to look beyond what's visible to the human eye using radio telescopes. His talk will cover both basic ideas and open questions about planet formation. At 8 pm in the Bradley Observatory of Agnes Scott College.

Tuesday, December 12

"Using Amazon Web Services to Analyze Thousands of Genomes — Fast!" Rich Johnston, core director of Emory Integrated Computational Core at the School of Medicine, will speak. At noon in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 1051.

"Characterizing and Remediating Frail Health in Child Cancer Survivors." Kirsten Ness, from the department of epidemiology and cancer control at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, will speak. At 12:30 pm at the Winship Conference Center, conference room C5012.

Monday, January 8

"Think Big Symposium Series." A keynote by Michael Snyder, director of the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University, is titled "Big Data and Health." From 8:30 am to 4 pm at Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium.

Friday, January 12

"The Future of Bacterial STIs in the Era of Effective HIV Prevention." Samuel Jenness is the featured speaker in Rollins School of Public Health's Epidemiology Grand Rounds series. At 11:50 am in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 1000.

"Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Southeast." Kelli Stidham Hall will discuss her research to understand and address the intersections between reproductive health and other dimensions of health and wellbeing during adolescence and young adulthood, in both the United States and in Africa. At noon in Emory's Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 6001.

Monday, February 5
Sick of Race

"Sick of Race: How Racism Harms and Misleads Medicine." Anthropologist Lance Gravlee, from the University of Florida, will show how hidden assumptions about race, genes and biology infect contemporary medicine and how integrating theory and methods from the social and biological sciences clarifies the health effects of systemic racism. At 4 pm in Emory Anthropology, room 206.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds