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Club EvMed is a web series launched in April 2020 to keep the evolutionary medicine community connected during a time of pandemic-related social distancing. These regularly-held virtual meetings are styled around the idea of a journal club, with a different topic and discussion leader each time.

Club EvMed is organized by the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health (ISEMPH) and five evolutionary medicine centers: the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM), the UCLA Evolutionary Medicine Interdisciplinary Center, the ASU Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Pittsburgh Center for Evolutionary Biology and Medicine, the University of Zurich Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, and the Moffitt Cancer Center. Speakers are identified by a committee, which is led by Charles Nunn of TriCEM and features input from all of the organizers. Meredith Spence Beaulieu (TriCEM) manages the meetings. The steering committee includes:

  • Jay Labov (National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)
  • Frank Rühli (University of Zurich Institute of Evolutionary Medicine)
  • Barbara Natterson-Horowitz (ISEMPH, UCLA)
  • Dan Blumstein (UCLA)
  • Ken Buetow (ASU)
  • Charles Mitchell (TriCEM, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Julie Horvath (TriCEM, North Carolina Central University)
  • Michael Reiskind (TriCEM, North Carolina State University)
  • Vaughn Cooper (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Randy Nesse (ISEMPH, ASU)
  • Rob Dunn (TriCEM, North Carolina State University)
  • Joseph Graves, Jr. (TriCEM, North Carolina A&T State)
  • Bernie Crespi (Simon Fraser University)
  • Joel Brown (Moffitt Cancer Center)
  • Chris Whelan (Moffitt Cancer Center)
  • Damon Reed (Moffitt Cancer Center)
  • Andriy Marusyk (Moffitt Cancer Center)
  • Christine Chung (Moffitt Cancer Center)

All are welcome to attend Club EvMed! If you’re interested in evolutionary medicine, we also recommend engaging with ISEMPH by joining as a member or as a newsletter subscriber, which can be done here.