Organ Transplantation, Children and Violence and the Culture of Cuisine are among Topics of Talks at Yale

The following talks at Yale University May 5P13 are free and open to the public.

James F. Childress, formerly vice chair of the national Task Force on Organ Transplantation, will address some of the complicated issues raised by the distribution of human organs in a talk on Wednesday, May 5, titled “Allocating Organs for Transplantation: Scientific, Ethical and Policy Issues.” He will give the lecture at 7:30 p.m. at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall St. A reception will follow the evening lecture.

James Garbarino, director of the Family Life Development Center and professor of human development at Cornell University, will deliver a lecture on the subject “Lost Boys: Pathways to Violence” on Thursday, May 6. His talk, the second in a series of lectures marking the opening of the new Neison and Irving Harris Building of the Child Study Center, will take place at 3 p.m. in Fitkin Amphitheater in the Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (enter through 330 Cedar St.).

Walter Gilbert, the Nobel laureate who invented DNA sequencing, will deliver the seventh annual Edward A. Adelberg Lecture in Genetics on Thursday, May 6, at 4 p.m. in Rm. 110 of the Jane Ellen Hope Building (JEH), 315 Cedar St. His lecture, titled “The Origin of Introns and the Evolution of Genes,” will be preceded by a reception at 3:30 p.m. in the JEH lobby.

Dr. Harvey Mandell, a retired internist from Norwich, Connecticut, and David Ward, an associate professor of Italian at Wellesley College, will be featured speakers on the subject of the life of Italian physician, writer and anti-fascist Carlo Levi. Titled “Carlo Levi, M.D. & the Italian Anti-Fascist Movement,” the two-part talk is sponsored by the Program for Humanities in Medicine. It will take place on Thursday, May 6, at 5 p.m. in the Beaumont Room of the School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St.

Jacques Pepin, one of America’s best-known chefs, as well as a food columnist and cooking teacher, will present a lecture titled “Culture and Cuisine” on Thursday, May 13, at the School of Medicine. Pepin’s talk, which will deal with the subject of cuisine as it has related to health and illness throughout the centuries, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Beaumont Room of the School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St. A question-and-answer period will follow. The event is sponsored by the Program for Humanities in Medicine.

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