Paul Ewald, PhD on Research Updates from Year One: Primary Prevention


May 6, 2012—Ewald has been thinking about how evolutionary ideas can help solve medical problems. In this presentation, he helps answer the question, “Can evolution help us understand how to prevent or cure breast cancer?”

Bio: Paul Ewald, PhD is Professor of Biology and Director, Program on Disease Evolution, University of Louisville, with joint appointments in the Department of Biology and in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology at the School of Medicine. Professor Ewald received his BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of California and his PhD from the University of Washington with a specialization in evolutionary biology. He was the first recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s George E. Burch Fellowship in Theoretic Medicine and Affiliated Sciences. Professor Ewald was previously at Amherst College, where he was the Dominic Paino Professor of Global Environmental Studies. He also held an adjunct appointment at the University of Massachusetts. Ewald is recognized as a principle founder of evolutionary medicine, by virtue of the papers and books he has published since 1980.

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