Dealing with Today's Social Problems Using Systemic Tools Developed in the Medical Field (The Annual Rhoda Lewin Lecture)

David Juncker
Saturday, June 24, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
 In the early-1950's diagnosing medical conditions was greatly assisted by organizing the human body into 7 levels. This led some educational Institutions to begin naming their biological departments as "Life Sciences".  Within these new departments there emerged areas referred to as Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Physics, and Bio-Math, followed by Bio-Medicine, Bio-Engineering, Bio-Metrics, and more. As all this development in Biology and related fields unfolded, people began to see that procedures developed to deal with medical problems could also be applied to other kinds of problems that we all face in today's world: environmental protection, children and family protection, political misinformation and others. This talk will explore those procedures and how they might be used. 

David Juncker received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Physiology. Before his retirement , he was both a Professor at the University and and an executive at Medtronic. He is currently president of Field Associates. Dave was at one time an accomplished fencer and still plays a pretty mean flute.