The Center for Values Presents: Beatrice Golomb

Beatrice Golomb

Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: Free
Season: 2012-13

Stacking the Deck: How Conflict of Interest—And Other Factors—Skews Identification of Treatment Benefit over Harm  


Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD is professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego with a joint appointment in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She serves as staff physician at the VA San Diego Medical Center as a primary care provider for about 280 patients. She has a BS in physics, an MD and a PhD from UC San Diego. Dr. Golomb’s research on the biochemical and cellular bases of health, aging, and disease has included the adverse effects of statin drugs in treating cholesterol, the health benefits and harms of foods and nutrients such as chocolate, trans fats, and coenzyme Q10, autism, and Gulf War syndrome. Many of her studies have been featured in national and international print, radio and television media, from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Canadas’ Globe and Mail, to Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show.  


Golomb will argue that the current modes of medical reasoning and clinical trial design make it much more likely that the benefits of drugs will be identified and publicized, while we are much less likely to detect the ways in which they are harmful.

For more information contact:
Magdalena Grohman

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

Directions to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO)

From the north, take Synergy Parkway to Floyd Road, turning south to Lookout Drive. From the south, take Campbell Road to Waterview Parkway and turn north on Waterview. Turn east on Synergy Park Boulevard. Turn south on Floyd Road and head towards Lookout Drive. Prepare to stop at the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Floyd Road and Lookout Drive. Next, turn to head west on Lookout to drive onto the university campus. Prepare to make a right at the driveway. That is the entrance to Parking Lots A and B. After turning into the driveway, Parking Lot B will come first and Lot A is just beyond a dividing sidewalk. Find a green or gold spot and park. Use the safe walking path and head west toward campus. A large campus map (right) and Green Bridge appear at the end of path. Cross the Green Bridge, enter Green Hall (GR) and follow the signs to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). 
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