October 5, 2022

Health

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Scientific Racism: The Influence of Racism in Health Care on Present-day Health Inequities

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Harriet A. Washington, award winning author and medical ethicist joins UCLA Health for a conversation on present-day health care inequities.

Harriet A. Washington is a prolific science writer, editor and ethicist who is the author of the seminal book: “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Experimentation from Colonial Times to the Present”. This groundbreaking book won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award, and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award.

She is also the author of five other well-received books, including “A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind” as well as the “Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Informed Consent in Medical Research”, which was published in 2021 by Columbia Global Reports.

Event is sponsored by the Black Leadership Coalition and co-sponsored by the Offices of HEDI and JEDI.

News Source: UCLA Health

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