"Lessons from the Streets:
Mortality & Morbidity Among
Boston’s Rough Sleepers"

Gheens Foundation Visiting Scholar in Humanism in Medicine

Thursday, September 20, 2012, Noon - 1pm

B Building, room 102 HSC Campus

Sponsored by: UofL Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine

Speaker Synopsis

James O’Connell MD, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his residency & fellowship at Massachusetts General. He is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. O’Connell has devoted his career to addressing the marked health disparities borne by the homeless. He has been responsible for the creation of several medical programs & teams to provide care to the homeless population and has created a “vulnerability scale” used to measure the likelihood of survival when living on the streets. Dr. O’Connell is widely published and was invited to the Obama White House to represent issues of the homeless during debates on health care reform.

Limited Space... RSVP TODAY (first 145 to RSVP by noon on 9/18/12, will be provided with a box lunch)

The Fall 2012 James L. Stambaugh, Jr., M.D. Lecture in Humanities in Medicine, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 (Noon - 1 p.m.), Kornhauser Library Auditorium, HSC Campus

Sponsored by The division of Medical Humanism and Ethics, UofL Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine

"Specialization or Fragmentation"

Speaker Synopsis

Wendell E. Berry is a Kentucky Poet, Novelist, Essayist, and Activist. Wendell Berry holds numerous Honorary Degrees and is the recipient of the 2012 Jefferson Lecture in The Humanities Award.

The Fall Cheng Lectureship in Medical Ethics, Monday October 10, 2011 (Noon - 1 p.m.), Kornhauser Library Auditorium, HSC Campus

Sponsored by The division of Medical Humanism and Ethics, UofL Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine

"The Case for Shared Decision Making: Ethical, Clinical and Policy Perspectives"

Speaker Synopsis

Clarence H. Braddock III, Md, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Medical Education and Medical Director for Quality, Stanford University School of Medicine, is a scholar in medical ethics education with research interest in physician-patient communication and informed decision making, with research funded by the Bayer Institute for Healthcare Communication, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and National Institute on Aging. Dr. Braddock is recognized as a national expert on informed decision making and doctor-patient communication.

Gheens Foundation Visiting Scholars week March 21-25, 2011

Visiting Gheens Scholars Stephen Wear, Ph.D. and Laurence B. McCullough, Ph.D. will bring their medical ethics expertise to the University of Louisville for a special Gheens Scholars Week during March 21-25, 2011. During their visit, they will present multiple lectures and seminars, and teach inpatient ethics rounds to the Departments of Family and Geriatric Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health.

Speaker Synopses

Stephen Wear, Ph.D. is the Co-Director, Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care, SUNY - Buffalo, and Associate Professor of Medicine, and Head of the Ethics Consultation Team at the VA Medical Center in Buffalo. He is the author of numerous articles, books, and book chapters in ethics in critical care, end-of-life care, long-term care, OB/GYN, and clinical ethics.

Laurence B. McCullough, Ph.D., is the associate director for Education and the Dalton Tomlin Chair in Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, where is he also professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics. He has published over 300 papers in the peer-reviewed medical and bioethics literature, 50 original chapters in scholarly books and over 100 chapters in medical textbooks. His areas of expertise include ethics in surgery, ethics in OB/GYN, pediatric ethics, end-of-life care, medical history, and clinical ethics.

Upcoming Spring 2011 James L. Stambaugh, Jr., M.D. Lectures

Humanities in Medicine Sponsored by The Division of Medical Humanism and Ethics, UofL Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine