What to Do While Waiting for Precision Medicine


Iris Litt

Monday, April 13th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET
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What to Do While Waiting for Precision Medicine
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Join esteemed Stanford Pediatrics Professor Iris Litt to explore the changing landscape of drug testing and its impact on the underserved. Event Description: Most drugs that physicians currently prescribe have never been tested on women, minorities, or children because of earlier practices and rules. While new technologies and laws are changing this serious situation, there is no incentive for pharmaceutical companies to retroactively test drugs already approved for general use. What are patients to do while waiting for 21st-century “precision medicine” to arrive? 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! Iris’ Bio: A graduate of Cornell University and the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Iris Litt has enjoyed a half-century-long career as a physician, professor, and advocate for the underserved. A founder of the field of adolescent medicine, she has contributed to research, health care, and policy reform in settings as disparate as Rikers Island Prison and Stanford University. At Stanford, she has held leadership roles in the School of Medicine, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and, currently, the Distinguished Careers Institute. A wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she enjoys travel, cooking, and creating glass art. 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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