Media Advisory: Renowned scientist Joseph Graves, Jr. to speak at Wake Forest University

GravesWho: The Museum of Anthropology welcomes distinguished scientist Joseph Graves, Jr. to Wake Forest University. Graves is a professor and associate dean for research at The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) of North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was named to the National Science Foundation’s Sensational Sixty in 2013.

Graves will present “Evolutionary Versus Racial Medicine: Why It Matters” to the Wake Forest community. His lecture will discuss the biological and social definitions of race and why conflating the two has led to significant consequences for biomedical research and clinical practice. He will also explain why understanding basic evolutionary mechanisms are essential for comprehending human biological variation and how these in turn may be applied to addressing ongoing health disparities.

Admission is free.

When: Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

Where: Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium at Wake Forest University

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