Aroused: How Hormones Control Just About Everything

Randi Hutter Epstein
Medical writer Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a fascinating journey into the history of hormones and the outsized role they play in our lives. Randi has an MD and MPH and teaches writing at Yale and Columbia.
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Thu, Apr 9
Thu, Apr 9
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Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey into the history of hormones and the major advances in endocrinology today.Event Description: Join Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein for an engaging talk on the history of hormones and the state of hormone research today. We'll meet daring scientists, eccentric researchers, and desperate parents who were willing to do whatever they thought was right to help their allegedly hormone-needing children. By the end of the talk, we'll have a deeper appreciation for the outrageous claims and major advances in endocrinology so we can distinguish marketing hype from real information.Event Location: This event will take place online via Zoom, a free video-conferencing tool. New to Zoom? After you buy your ticket, you'll receive an email with step-by-step instructions on how to use it, and you'll be a pro in no time!Randi’s Bio: Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH, is a medical writer, Writer in Residence at Yale School of Medicine, lecturer in the English Department at Yale University, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her articles have appeared in national publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Psychology Today. She is the author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank and, most recently, Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything, both published by WWNorton. She lives in NYC with her husband and has four grown children.About Speakeasy: Speakeasy offers intimate events with compelling speakers and performers online via Zoom. Learn more about Speakeasy and check out a list of all of our events.

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