The Morgue the Merrier: The Science of the Living Dead
Sat, Apr 27
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19132
SpeakersDr. Steven SchlozmanSteven Schlozman, MD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of Medical Student Education. He attended Stanford University where he majored in English and Biology. Dr. Schlozman earned his Medical Degree at the Brown-Dartmouth Program in Medicine, and completed his training in general psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and his Child Psychiatry Residency at the MGH/McLean Program in Child Psychiatry. His academic work focuses on curriculum reform and educational endeavors at the medical student and post-graduate levels, as well as on the psychiatric treatment of medically ill children. Schlozman's first novel, The Zombie Autopsies, was published in March 2011 and he is currently collaborating with George Romero on a film adaptation. Dr. Schlozman speaks internationally about "the neuroscience" of the putative zombie.
Event featuring Dr. Steven Schlozman:Kimberlee MoranKimberlee Sue Moran has been a forensic consultant and educator since 2002. She holds an undergraduate degree in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s of Science in Forensic Archaeological Science from the Institute of Archaeology at University College, London. Kimberlee has worked on a number of cases in a range of capacities, has been a provider of forensic services to legal professionals in the UK, and most recently, has run training workshops for local law enforcement. She helped to launch the JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences in 2010 and has run an educational organization, Forensic Outreach, since 2004. Kimberlee is an active member of the Society for American Archaeology, the UK Fingerprint Society, the Association for Women in Forensic Science, and Forensic Archaeology Recovery.
Event featuring Kimberlee Moran:Paul TaylorPaul Taylor received a Master of Arts in theatre from Villanova University. In 1992, Paul began work at the New Jersey State Aquarium where he established a theatre program and participated in the NSF-funded Exhibit Development Staff Training Project at the Exploratorium. As the Director of Treehouse at the Philadelphia Zoo, he wrote over 30 scripts and presented sessions and performances at the American Association of Museums, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Association of Science and Technology Centers, International Museum Theater Alliance, and the Theatre in Museums Conference. Paul is currently working as the Traveling Science Show and Community Outreach Manager at The Franklin Institute and writing and acting in murder mysteries on the weekends.
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