FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Loyola Presents Annual Blacks in Science Symposium
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Rick Kittles, to Discuss Groundbreaking DNA Research
Loyola University Chicago’s Black World Studies program is hosting its annual Blacks in Science Symposium. Dr. Rick Kittles, professor of genetic medicine at the University of Chicago, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. Dr. Kittles will discuss his groundbreaking research and exploration of the biological and socio-cultural issues related to race and the uses of DNA technology to help African-Americans trace their genetic history, understand their family origins, and reclaim their connection to their often hidden past.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center, 1st floor auditorium
Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus
6525 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL
This event will promote a deeper understanding of race, racism, and racialization in the DNA era. Dr. Kittles’s exploration into this subject will open the eyes of many and encourage individuals of all races to dig further into their ancestry to learn more about where they came from, and how that history shapes who they are today.