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BIO Zoom Workshop: Biography of Science, Medicine, and Innovation
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00-7:30 pm EST

What particular challenges and opportunities lie in writing about the lives of pioneers in the fields of science, medicine, and technology? Three distinguished panelists share their experiences, ranging from making technical information accessible to general and young adult audiences, to debunking “racial champion” myths and revealing “warts-and-all” about legendary subjects.

Please submit questions by Friday, February 26 to

This live event, which will be recorded and posted on BIO’s YouTube channel, is free and open to the public.


Rayvon Fouché is a Professor of American Studies at Purdue University. He is the author and editor of several books on technology including Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation: Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, & Shelby Davidson (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).

Charlotte D. Jacobs, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. She is the author of Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease (Stanford University Press, 2010) and Jonas Salk: A Life (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Catherine Reef is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind (Clarion, 2001) and Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse (Clarion, 2016).

Moderator: Marlene Trestman is the author of Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin.

Mar 3, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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