Pitt Public Health Panel Discussion

Grand Rounds Thomas Parran: His Career, His Name, and His Legacy—a symposium

Thursday 3/29 2:30PM - 4:45PM
University Club - Ballroom A

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This symposium aims to examine—from multiple perspectives—the mixed legacy of Thomas Parran, Pitt Public Health's founding dean.  Expert panelists include: 

  • Dr. Thomas Parran:  An Overview of His Career 
    Gregory J. Dober, MA
    Adjunct Professor, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Erie, PA
  • Escaping Melodrama: What do we do about the "bad" men in the studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala? 
    Susan Reverby, PhD
    Marion Butler McLean Professor Emerita in the History of Ideas, Wellesley College
    Fellow, Crime and Punishment Workshop, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University, 2017-18 

  • Lessons from the History of the US Public Health Service Research Studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala 
    Bill Jenkins, PhD, MPH 
    Professor of Public Health Sciences and Associate Director of the Research Center on Health Disparities
    Morehouse College

  • The Roles of Monuments and Naming in Collective Memory and Identity 
    |Kirk Savage, PhD
    William S. Dietrich II Chair and Professor of History of Art and Architecture
    University of Pittsburgh


Tentative Schedule:

Refreshments will be available starting at 2:00

2:30 - 3:15            Introductory remarks by each speaker (titles above)

3:15 - 3:45            Discussion among the speakers (Dr. Jenkins will moderate)

3:45 - 4:15            Audience questions for the speakers 

4:15 - 4:45            Speakers available for informal interaction




Last Updated On Friday, April 06, 2018 by Borkowski, Matthew Gerard
Created On Wednesday, February 28, 2018