|Dr. David Suzuki
Dr. David Suzuki is the second recipient of the chair. Dr. Suzuki will be the keynote speaker of a weeklong symposium on the Genetically Modified Organisms, the Enivironment, & Society occuring in the spring of 2004 at Emory University.
David T. Suzuki PhD, Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster.
David has received consistently high acclaim for his thirty years of award-winning work in broadcasting, explaining the complexities of science in a compelling, easily understood way. He is well known to millions as the host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's popular science television series, The Nature of Things.
For more information on Dr. Suzuki's life and work, please visit the David Suzuki Foundation website.
Dr. Howard Kushner
The first chair is held by Dr. Howard Kushner, Historian of Medicine at San Diego State and UC-SD. He began at Emory during the academic year starting in Fall 2000.
Dr. Kushner gave a superb talk at Emory in the Spring of 1999 entitled "Solving Medical Mysteries: A Case for Reuniting Science and Society." In his talk, Kushner used a number of case studies from his own work, including that on Tourette's Syndrome and Kawasaki's Disease, to demonstrate how essential it is for scientists to work as a team with scholars from the Social Sciences and Humanities in order to fully understand a disease or any scientific problem. The talk was attended by over 150 people from across the Emory and greater Atlanta community, including Provost Chopp, Dean Sanderson, and other distinguished alumni -- Cherry Emerson, John Harvey Young, and R.A. Day.
Please see reviews of Dr. Kushner's most recent work A Cursing Brain?: A History of Tourette's Syndrome at: Amazon.com