Film screening and discussion featuring Jessie Burke, PhD, associate dean for education and associate professor, behavioral and community health sciences, and Ruth Modzelewski, PhD, mission coordinator at Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh and Pitt Public Health alum.
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a PBS documentary based on this year's One Book, One Community book. This film tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions.
Episode 2, The Blind Men and the Elephant, picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a “war on cancer” by Richard Nixon in 1971. Flush with optimism and awash with federal dollars, the cancer field plunges forward in search of a cure... Read more...
Episode 3, Finding the Achilles Heel, picks up the story at a moment of buoyant optimism in the cancer world: Scientists believe they have cracked the essential mystery of the malignant cell and the first targeted therapies have been developed, with the promise of many more to follow. Read more...
Brave New Films has released this feature-length film looking at a major public health crisis in America today: gun violence. Through personal accounts of victims and their families, the film highlights important issues (domestic violence, unintentional shootings, firearms trafficking, suicide, and mass shootings) to tell the story of how guns - and the billions made from them - impact the lives of everyday Americans.
Discussants: Steve Albert and Richard Garland
Part of the Office of Student Affairs' Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! Events are open to the entire Pitt Public Health community, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
Last Updated On Monday, February 13, 2017 by McCullough, Caitlin Emily
Created On Tuesday, February 07, 2017
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