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Palm Springs Genealogical Society: "Diseases that Ravaged Our Ancestors"

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Diseases that Ravaged Our Ancestors

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Join us on Saturday, January 5th for Diseases that Ravaged Our Ancestors with guest speaker Dr. Stephen Baird followed by round-table sharing. This free presentation by the Palm Springs Genealogical Society will be from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC).

Dr. Stephen Baird

Dr. Stephen Baird graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Biology and an M.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pathology at UCSD School of Medicine and retired last year as Chief of Pathology at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in La Jolla, CA. He received the highly respected Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California's San Diego Division of the Academic Senate, the UCSD Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as three UCSD Medical School's Kaiser Teaching Awards. Dr. Baird's research interests were in lymphomas and leukemias and now in prostate cancer stem cells. He has also spent a good deal of time studying creation stories, Biblical and modern (evolution), as well as the genetics of human diseases and the genetic variations found in all modern human beings. His interests in genealogy relate to how family trees could be used to study inheritance of various traits (both normal and disease processes). Based on his love of music and science, he has written many scientific folk songs as well as nonscientific ballads, many of which are performed on his six CDs. Visit his website to learn more about his music.

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