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Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine for our first event of the Spring semester! The event will be a discussion of the ethical challenges of superbugs with Dr. Mathew McCarthy. Dr. Mathew McCarthy is the author of two national bestsellers, The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly and Odd Man Out. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell and a staff physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he serves on the Ethics Committee. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Deadspin.
Dr. McCarthy’s interests include fungal infections, CNS infections, and transplant infections. His most recent book Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic, explores the history of bacteria and antibiotics, from Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, to obscure sources of innovative new medicines (often found in soil samples), to the cutting-edge DNA manipulation known as CRISPR, bringing to light how we arrived at this juncture of both incredible breakthrough and extreme vulnerability.