The Philadelphia Science Festival is a ten-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages.
Drexel University School of Public Health will be represented at the festival by two faculty who are speaking:
Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH
Blogging and Beer: A Discussion with “The Public’s Health”
Tuesday, April 24
117 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Have a beer over a rousing discussion of Philadelphia’s public health issues. Learn about the history of public health in Philadelphia and why these issues are important with two Inquirer bloggers and other public health experts.
Speakers: Moderator: Don Sapatkin, Philadelphia Inquirer; Michael Yudell and Jonathan Purtle, authors of the Philadelphia Inquirer blog “The Public’s Health”
Partners: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Drexel University, Triumph Brewery
Robert Field, PhD, MPH, JD
“When Good Drugs Turn Bad”
Monday, April 23
2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
What is a “medicine” and what is a “drug,” and how and when does a medicine become a drug? Scientists and policy-makers have struggled to define these terms, often framing the issues as matters of public health. Discover the lively history of good medicine going to the streets, from Prohibition in the ’20s to an unprecedented rise in prescription drug abuse and insurance fraud today. The program will explore popular culture, examining how drugs are portrayed in music, film, and television once they have become illegal.
For more information on the numerous events taking place, please visit DrexelNow or go to the Philadelphia Science Festival homepage.
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