Oct. 14, 2020

Member Event: Healing Energy


A Mütter Museum & Museum of Nuclear Science & History Members Only Event 

About this Event 

This online, members only event brings together Joanna Fair, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology/Nuclear Medicine and Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at The University of New Mexico, and Jeffrey Womack, PhD, author of Radiation Evangelists: Technology, Therapy, and Uncertainty at the Turn of the Century, for a conversation about the history and current use of radiation therapy. 

Join us as they feature and explore several objects from both Museum’s collections. There will be a Q&A at the end of the discussion moderated by Anna Dhody, Co-Director and Curator of the Mütter Museum. 

Featured Speakers: 

Joanna Fair, MD, PhD 
Joanna Fair, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology/Nuclear Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She earned her PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Colorado and MD from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed residency training in Radiology at the University of New Mexico and in Nuclear Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, and she is board certified by the ABR and ABNM. Nationally, Dr. Fair is the recent past chair of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine as well as the former president of the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 

Dr. Fair currently serves as Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education for the University of New Mexico SOM as well as Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Radiology. She additionally works within the SOM’s Learning Environment Office. She has spoken regionally and nationally about nuclear medicine imaging and therapy, feedback, and other topics. Dr. Fair is married with two school-aged children and is engaged with community service, including as a Girl Scout troop leader. 

Twitter: @joannafair1 

Jeffrey Womack, PhD 
Jeffrey Womack earned his PhD in history from the University of Houston in 2016 and is currently a post-doctoral lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s Health and Societies program. His publications include an article on “Nuclear Weapons, Dystopian Deserts, and Science Fiction Cinema,” in Vulcan: The International Journal of the Social History of Military Technology 1, No. 1 (2013; Bart Hacker, editor), and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library’s digital exhibit, “Healing Energy: Radium in America.” Dr. Womack’s book, Radiation Evangelists: Technology, Therapy, and Uncertainty at the Turn of the Century, is now available to order from University of Pittsburgh Press

Twitter: @jeffreycwomack 

Please note:
Once registered, you can access the Zoom room through your confirmation email.

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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia reserves the right to record this experience for marketing or promotional use. 

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