Programs & Events

Science Cafe: The Skin We're In

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Science Talks
Date: 
May. 29, 2014 | Thursday, 7:00pm
Multiple Times: 
Discussion starts at 7pm, followed by Q&A
Location: Nature Research Center - The Daily Planet Café
Fee: 
Free

Ever wonder what skin cancer looks like? Can you see a wrinkle? What exactly is a tan? Join us in the week after national “Don’t Fry Day” (National Sunscreen Day) to learn about your skin and what can go wrong with it. In this Science Café, you can be a pathologist for the evening. We will review microscopic images of everything from normal skin to cancers, infections and a few surprises. See if you can make the diagnosis!

About our speaker

Dr. Kelly West is a dermatopathologist at Ball Dermpath in Greensboro, N.C. She attended medical school at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where she obtained a combined MD/PhD degree. She moved to North Carolina for residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology, which was then followed by a fellowship in Dermatopathology at Duke University. She currently works in a private dermatopathology practice setting, where time is spent reviewing patient biopsies, overseeing laboratory function, and participating in teaching and research.

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