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Round Table Discussion with Paul A. Offit, M.D.

Published: 10/29/2013

Round Table Discussion with Paul A. Offit, M.D.

Sponsored by the Gottesman Libraries and Department of Health & Behavior Studies, medical expert Paul Offit, MD once again graciously returned to TC and agreed to participate in a Q&A discussion with some faculty, current and former students, and community member prior to his Book Talk. (10/29/13)

RoundtableMedical expert Paul A. Offit, M.D. graciously agreed to an informal Q&A Round Table Discussion with a few invited faculty, current and former students, and community member to discuss his newly (2013) released book Do You Believe in Magic?  His latest book offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly. 

Participating in the Round Table Discussion were (R to L):

Dr. Christine Pawelski - Adjunct Associate Professor, TC- HBS Department, Special Education
Mr. Ron Bruno - Executive Director, Morningside Retirement & Health Services, Inc.
Dr. Karen Dolins - Adjunct Associate Professor, TC-HBS Department, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 
Dr. Paul A. Offit - Author, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Vaccines Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Elizabeth Finnegan  - Graduate Head & Assistant Professor - St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY  (TC Alum)
Ms. Kalli Kemp -  Doctoral candidate-ID/Autism - TC -HBS Department, Special  Education