PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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1:00 – 1:40
1:40 – 2:00
Redistricting – reform a must or a mess?
Every ten years, after the national census,
George Skelton, Political Columnist for the
2:00 – 2:30
The pain gap—pain management disparities by race, gender
Pain—100 million Americans say they live with it, it is the leading cause of disability and it is still misunderstood by the medical establishment, especially in women and minorities. Research shows these groups report higher pain severity than men; they suffer more from depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and more of their pain goes unheard and under diagnosed. When doctors do hear their pain, they often make different treatment decisions based on an individual’s demographics. No matter how you slice the data, race and gender are big predictors of how much pain you are in and that difference doesn’t go away, even when you control for socioeconomic factors. Patt talks with a leading researcher in the field about physician variability decision making and how to close the pain gap.
Dr. Carmen Green, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Health Management and Policy at the
CALL HER WEB, PLEASE LINK: “Doctor Green’s bio” http://www.med.umich.edu/anesresearch/Green.htm
2:30 – 3:00
What came first: science or democracy?
What has been the impetus and inspiration for the democracies of the world? Timothy Ferris argues that it was and is science, explaining how the political and scientific revolutions grew concomitantly, feeding off each other’s victories. Does that mean true democracy doesn’t exist in scientifically-deprived nations? And are the most scientific nations the most democratic? Ferris explores how scientific societies demand liberty and other social benefits.
Timothy Ferris is the author of The Science of