Winter/Spring 2019 Programming Series

The Academy is pleased to continue our Talking Health series in 2019. Bringing together prominent experts and influencers, we are leading the conversation on critical health issues and addressing matters of health equity. As part of this season’s programming, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new series on Race & Health. We hope you will join us for thoughtful and informative discussion and insights into the past, present, and future of health.

View the full list of Talking Health events or download the Winter/Spring 2019 event brochure.

Could Tuskegee Happen Again?

Join us for the first in a series of events addressing ongoing issues of health equity. This event will share first-person accounts from the subjects of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, combined with historical and clinical perspectives and audience engagement, to examine this abhorrent twentieth-century moment, which is so critical to understanding race and medical care in both present-day and historical contexts. Dr. Aletha Maybank, Deputy Commissioner and Director of the Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will moderate a discussion with Dr. Susan Reverby, author of Examining Tuskegee, and Dr. Monique A. Guishard, Chair of the Bronx Community Research Review Board and Associate Professor of Psychology at Bronx Community College.
February 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis

Exhibition open through April 28, 2019

PANEL DISCUSSION: Remembering the Dead, February 6, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
WALKING TOUR: The Hospital Zone at Ellis Island*, March 23, 1:30PM – 3:00PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: Facing the Future: Predicting and Preparing for Disease Outbreaks, April 3, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
WALKING TOUR: The Forgotten History of Roosevelt Island*, April 14, 1:30PM – 3:00PM

*These walking tours are currently sold out, but a waitlist is available for those who wish to be notified of openings and additional tours.

Germ City explores the complex story of New York's long battle against infectious disease. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of the City of New York in collaboration with The New York Academy of Medicine, and supported by Wellcome as part of Contagious Cities.

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SAVE THE DATE: Annual Celebration of the Library
How the Voice Made Us Human

Please plan to join us for this special event that celebrates the Academy Library and its mission to safeguard the heritage of medicine and public health. Our guest speaker, award-winning journalist and author John Colapinto, will discuss his current book project, a history of the voice. More information and registration will be available soon.
April 11, 2019