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Faircloth Evening of Medical Humanism set for March 24, 2021

Keynote speaker Patrick Smith, Ph.D., to address "Advancing Health Equity: Can King’s Vision Help Us?"

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To celebrate the 2021 Faircloth Evening of Medical Humanism, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Oakland University School of Education and Human Services will welcome keynote speaker Patrick Smith, Ph.D., an associate professor of theological ethics and bioethics, and a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

Patrick SmithSmith's presentation, titled "Advancing Health Equity: Can King’s Vision Help Us?," will explore the ethical challenge King raised when he said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.”

The discussion will be framed in the context of Smith's academic interests in bioethics, social ethics, Black church studies and philosophical theology.

The virtual event, set for 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, will also include the Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony for OUWB medical students and Beaumont Health residents, as well as the presentation of SEHS Counseling Department Student Awards of Excellence.

Event participants are asked to register online in advance. Virtual event login information will be provided upon completion of the registration process. For more information about the event, contact OUWB Associate Professor of Bioethics Jason Wasserman at [email protected] or Mary Hooker at [email protected] 

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