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Drugs That Changed the World

Professor Irwin Sherman

Through the ages, drugs, either natural or synthetic therapeutic agents, have been used in the diagnosis, alleviation, treatment, prevention, or cure of disease. This talk about drugs that have changed the world will unravel some of the mystery by which drugs are able to exert their magic and by whom and how these revolutions in healthcare were first developed.

Instructor: Irwin Sherman, Professor Emeritus at UC Riverside, is currently a Visiting Professor in the School of Medicine at UC San Diego. His laboratory research centered on the biochemistry of malaria parasites and resulted in more than 150 scholarly papers. He has taught Invertebrate Zoology, Parasitology, Introductory Biology, and a course on Disease and History: From Bubonic Plague to AIDS. He received both his Masters and PhD from Northwestern University. Sherman’s latest book is Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives.

Coordinator: Ira Nelson

Course Number: OSHR-70161   Credit: 0 units

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08/17/2017 In-class 125116 $0.00  

Day and Time: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla