Changes to Bone Microstructure Throughout the Human Lifespan - Perspectives from Bioarcheology and Medical Anthropology
Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.
- Describe how institutionalized racism in apartheid South Africa contributed to health disparities among population groups.
- Explain how cortical and trabecular bone microstructure changes during growth and development and with advancing age.
Amy Beresheim, PhD
Anatomy Lab Specialist, Des Moines University
Before coming to DMU, Dr. Beresheim has been involved with some very interesting projects and she will touch on both of them in her talk. The first examines bone mass and quality in marginalized South Africans from the Western Cape province who lived and died during the apartheid era (DOD 1967-1998). The second project explores bone microstructural variation in growing bone tissue. This sample derives from an archaeological population (DOD 1729-1857) of known-age individuals from London, UK.
Dr. Beresheim aims to explain how institutionalized racism in apartheid South Africa contributed to health disparities among population groups and how cortical and trabecular bone microstructure changes during growth and development, and with advancing age.
Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.
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