NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton will speak about hemophilia to physicians on May 16, 2012 in Princeton at the Nassau Club at a special meeting of the Medical History Society of New Jersey.
The Bleeding Disease: Hemophilia and the Unintended Consequences of Medical Progress (Johns Hopkins University Press) is the new book by NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton. The book recounts the promising and perilous history of medical and social efforts to manage hemophilia in 20th-century America.
A farm on the 40th floor? That’s a distinct possibility, according to Dickson D. Despommier, an advocate of vertical farming. Despommier, who is a professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, has long been interested in the environment and the ecology of infectious disease transmission. Despommier will discuss vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, on Sept. 30, 2009 at NJIT.
Scientists believe that complex diseases such as schizophrenia, major depression and cancer are not caused by one, but a multitude of dysfunctional genes. A novel computational biology method developed by a research team led by Ali Abdi, PhD, associate professor in NJIT’s department of electrical and computer engineering, has found a way to uncover the critical genes responsible for disease development. >>
"How did cancer cross the color line?" asked Keith Wailoo, PhD, professor of history at Rutgers University, at an Honors Colloquium on April 25, 2005 at NJIT. Co-sponsored by the NJIT/Rutgers Federated Department of History and the Rutgers/NJIT History Club, Wailoo's lecture explored the relationship of disease and the biomedical sciences in 20th-century American culture to questions of race, health politics, and group identity. "Every cancer tells its own story," he said. >>
Keith Wailoo, PhD, professor of history at Rutgers University, will speak on the topic “How Cancer Crossed the Color Line: Race and Disease in 20th-Century America” on April 25, 2005, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m in Weston Hall, Lecture Room 1, New Jersey School of Architecture. Co-sponsored by the NJIT/Rutgers Federated Department of History and the Rutgers/NJIT History Club, the lecture is free and open to the public. >>
Adult stem cell research and how it can help cure Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injuries will be discussed Oct. 18 at the technology forum sponsored by NJIT. Ira Black, MD, founding director of the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey, will be the featured speaker. NJIT Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Treena Livingston Arinzeh, the only Northeast recipient of the National Science Foundation’s 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), will also discuss her work.