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Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health Grand Rounds - Speaker: Henry Sacks, MD, PhD "Is Marijuana Medicine?"

Speaker: Henry Sacks, MD, PhD, Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Title: Is Marijuana Medicine?

Short Bio: I came to Mount Sinai to work with Thomas C. Chalmers III, a pioneer in what we now call evidence-based medicine.  I have over 25 years’ experience designing, conducting and analyzing clinical trials and observational studies, and have been principal investigator on numerous NIH-sponsored studies. I also have experience in meta-analysis and systematic reviews. I teach courses on Methods of Research and Research Ethics in ISMMS’s Masters and PhD degree programs in Clinical Research and Public Health.

Abstract: The sale of medical marijuana has been approved by more than 30 states, but not by the US government. This has led to great uncertainly about which (if any) conditions marijuana might be beneficial for. This talk will briefly summarize the history of marijuana, what is known (and not known) about its therapeutic usefulness, the ethical and legal challenges in trying to study it, and its future.


Date: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: CAM Building, 17 E 102nd, 5th Floor West, D5-122


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*Light lunch will be provided. We are trying to be more eco-friendly so please bring your own reusable cup or water bottle.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CAM Building, 17 E 102nd St, 5th Floor West, Room D5-122, D5-122 CAM Building, 17 E 102nd St, 5th Floor West, Room D5-122