This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer It’s Possible To Be Sick as a Dog: Linking Human and Animal Health Evening Lecture/Seminar Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1H0740 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets Resize text B. Natterson-Horowitz (Photo: Mario De Lopez) Infertility, lung cancer, anxiety, obesity, eating disorders, heart attacks, and PTSD are common in humans, but they are not uniquely human disorders. Concerns about the diseases associated with animals have encouraged researchers around the world to try to bridge the gap between animal and human medicine. Drawing on the latest in medical and veterinary science—as well as evolutionary and molecular biology—it’s now understood that animals and humans suffer from many of the same health problems. Practitioners and researchers are actively comparing the human and veterinary approaches to shared ailments and transforming medical practices and research in the process. Through observation and research studying animals in natural settings, cardiologist and evolutionary biologist B. Natterson-Horowitz has uncovered evolved adaptations for some of these conditions. She explores how our vulnerability to illnesses has its roots in our ancient evolutionary past and how understanding physical and mental illness in wild animals—from depression and self-harm to cardiac disease—has the potential to make us physically and mentally healthier humans. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom.