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Marvels of Modern Medicine

Dr. Craig Spencer

Epidemiologist, Public Health Activist, Globetrotting Doctor

About Dr. Craig Spencer

Dr. Craig Spencer’s medicinal mission is to heal people and squash diseases on a larger scale—the global kind. In fact, he’s helped sick people all over the world from the Caribbean to Central America, and even on a rescue boat in the Mediterranean. As the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, he gets to do things like make sure locals in Africa and Southeast Asia have access to medical care and human rights, study mortality and maternity health in Burundi, and coordinate the Ebola outbreak response in Guinea. Disease outbreaks—and breakthroughs—are his life’s blood.

About the class

We're fortunate to be living in the golden age of health and medicine… and it's only getting better. Life expectancy doubled over the last century and the breakthroughs that led us there will astound you. Join globetrotting doctor and epidemiologist Dr. Craig Spencer for an exploration of the most amazing marvels of modern medicine. In this highly-interactive session you'll perform a checkup on your knowledge of medicine's greatest feats, put your finger on the pulse of our ongoing medical innovations, and help to write the story of tomorrow's health realities that seem like today's science fiction fantasy.

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