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October 10, 2017
Lecture: Rethinking the traditional office visit: Harnessing technology to support communication and access in the era of Precision Medicine

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Paul Jacobsen, PhD (National Institutes of Health)
Co-sponsored with the Department of Medicine and the Melinda Gordon Memorial Lecture
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117


August 7, 2017
Luncheon: Bucksbaum Institute Medical Student Orientation Luncheon

Time: 12:00 PM–1:15 PM
Location: Biological Sciences Learning Center


August 6, 2017
White Coat Ceremony

Time: 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
Location: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel


June 5, 2017
Seminar: Schwartz Center Rounds

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM


May 17, 2017
Lecture: Legislative Interference in the Doctor-Patient Relationship and Physician Advocacy

Hal Lawrence, MD (American Congress of OB/GYN)
Co-sponsored with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117


April 21, 2017
Annual Symposium
In Becoming a Physician: Wellbeing and the Formation of Good Doctors

Laura Roberts, MD, MA (Stanford University)
Time: 12:30–4:30 PM
Location: Center for Care and Discovery Boardroom
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Laura Roberts, MD, MA

Laura Roberts, MD, MA is the Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford University and is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Roberts has received scientific, peer-reviewed funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, and private foundations to perform empirical studies of modern ethical issues in research, clinical care, and health policy.

April 14, 2017
Seminar: Schwartz Center Rounds

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Location: TBD


March 30, 2017
Lecture: Communication in Serious Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach

James Tulsky, MD (Harvard University)
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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James Tulsky, MD

James A. Tulsky, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tulsky is the Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Chair of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Co-Director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care.

March 29, 2017
Lecture: Not Much Choice: Reproductive Justice and Women of Color

Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH (University of Chicago)
Co-sponsored with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117


March 17, 2017
Lab Meeting: Bucksbaum Pilot Grants: A Discussion of Current Faculty Scholar Projects

Matthew Sorrentino, MD (University of Chicago)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


February 24, 2017
Lab Meeting: Physician Burnout and the Doctor Patient Relationship

Mark Siegler, MD (University of Chicago)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


February 9, 2017
Lecture: Can a communication tool for surgeons reduce unwanted care? A proof of concept

Margaret Schwarze, MD, MPP (University of Wisconsin)
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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Margaret Schwarze, MD, MPP

Margaret L Schwarze, MD, MPP is an Associate Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Schwarze’s research focuses on improving communication between patients and their surgeons.

Resilience Week Lecture Series:
Monday, January 30-Friday, February 3, 2017

Time: All lectures will be held from 12:00–1:00 PM
Location: Dora De Lee Hall, Room L-168
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February 3, 2017
The I in Team: Managing Tough Team Dynamics

A Conversation with Arne Duncan
Arne Duncan, managing partner, Emerson Collective and Former U.S. Secretary of Education, is on a mission to improve the lives of young adults in his hometown of Chicago. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Duncan served as chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools. Duncan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1987, majoring in sociology. At Harvard, he served as co-captain of the basketball team and was named a first team Academic All-American.


February 2, 2017
EPIC: Making your work-life better, really?!

David Liebovitz, MD
David Liebovitz is a general internist committed to optimizing health for individuals and populations of patients. In addition to maintaining his internal medicine clinical practice, he serves as the University of Chicago Medicine’s chief medical information officer. His research focuses on improving electronic medical records with regard to patient safety, health care quality, and application usability.


February 1, 2017
Help?!: Knowing when you need it, where to find it, and how to ask for it.

Kathleen Blaszkiewicz, MSW, LCSW, CEAP
Kathi has more than 35 years of experience in EAP and behavioral health service delivery. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a certified employee assistance professional (CEAP). She holds a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


January 31, 2017
Managing the Impact of Difficult Clinical Situations

Sonia Oyola, MD
Dr. Oyola is the Clerkship Director for the Family Medicine Program at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Oyola’s interests include mind-body medicine modalities for psychological and emotional stress; domestic violence advocacy; integrative approaches for chronic diseases in underserved populations; yoga for underserved communities.


January 30, 2017
The Resilient Resident

Wayne M. Sotile, PhD
Dr. Sotile is a pioneer in the fields of health psychology, resilience, and work/life balance for high performing people. He is one the world's most seasoned clinicians specializing in life coaching for physicians.


January 19, 2017
Lecture: The Evolution of Medical Education

Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD (Stanford University)
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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Kelley M. Skeff, MD

Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD is a Professor of Medicine and General Medical Disciplines at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Skeff is the Vice Chair for Educational Programs and Co-Director of the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers.

January 11, 2016
Lecture: Ebola and Zika: Case Studies in Management of Infectious Disease in Pregnancy

Emily Landon, MD (University of Chicago)
Co-sponsored with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117


November 29, 2016
Lecture: Rethinking the traditional office visit: Harnessing technology to support communication and access in the era of Precision Medicine

Angela Bradbury, MD (University of Pennsylvania)
Co-sponsored with the Department of Medicine and the Melinda Gordon Memorial Lecture
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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Angela Bradbury, MD

Angela Bradbury, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and an Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Her clinical interests include breast cancer and cancer risk evaluation.

November 29, 2016
Seminar: How to optimize patient-provider communication with telehealth in the era of multigene testing

Angela Bradbury, MD (University of Pennsylvania)
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Goldblatt Pavilion H-103


November 15, 2016
Scholar Lab Meeting: Disarming Dialogues: Reviving Humanities in Medical Education

(RHiME) Special Delhi Conference Update
Matthew Sorrentino, MD (University of Chicago
Vinay Kumar, MD (University of Chicago)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Surgery Brain Research Pavilion J-103


November 8, 2016
Seminar: Schwartz Center Rounds (meeting #1)

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Location: TBD


November 2-4, 2016
International Conference: Disarming Dialogues: Reviving Humanities in Medical Education (RHiME)

Co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center in Delhi and the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence
Location: New Delhi, India


October 26, 2016
Lecture: Professional Ethics in Obstetrics Practice and Research

Frank A. Chervenak, MD (Cornell University)
Co-sponsored with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Time: 12:30–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117


October 5, 2016
Discussion Panel: The Right to Healthcare

Co-sponsored with the Bucksbaum Interest Group (BIG) a Pritzker School of Medicine Student Organization
Time: 5:30–7:30 PM
Location: Biological Sciences Learning Center Room 115
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September 16, 2016
Workshop: An Introduction to The Balint Society of America

Kathy Knowlton, PhD, Jeffrey Sternlieb, PhD
Time: 8:00–9:00 AM
Location: MacLean Conference Room W-732


August 9, 2016
Luncheon: Bucksbaum Institute Medical Student Orientation Luncheon

Time: 11:45 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Biological Sciences Learning Center


August 7, 2016
White Coat Ceremony

Time: 3:00–4:00 PM
Location: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel


June 1, 2016
Seminar: Schwartz Center Rounds

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Location: A700


April 6, 2016
Lecture: Neuroethical Issues around the Diagnosis of Death

Robert D. Truog, MD (Harvard University)
Co-sponsored with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Goldblatt Pavilion Room H-103
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March 31, 2016
Seminar: Schwartz Center Rounds

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Location: A700


March 11, 2016
Scholar Lab Meeting: Bucksbaum Pilot Grants: A Discussion of Current Projects with Junior, Associate Junior, and Senior Faculty Scholars

Matthew Sorrentino, MD (University of Chicago)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


February 25, 2016
Discussion Panel: What if the Crowd is wrong about the Future of Healthcare?

Jeff Goldsmith, MD (University of Virginia)
Time: 5:00–6:00 PM
Location: Goldblatt Pavilion Room H-103
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January 29, 2016
Seminar: Schwartz Center Rounds

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Location: A700


January 22, 2016
Scholar Seminar: The Opportunity to Preserve Excellence in American Medicine

Kenneth Ludmerer, MD (Washington University)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


January 21, 2016
Lecture: Residency Training in the United States: Past, Present, Future

Kenneth Ludmerer, MD (Washington University)
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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January 13, 2016
Lecture: Behavioral Change in Deep Brain Stimulation

Peter Warnke, MD (University of Chicago)
Co-sponsored with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Goldblatt Pavilion Room H-103
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December 3, 2015
Lecture: “A Global Perspective on Health Equity: One Physician’s Journey off the Beaten Path”

Lisa Cooper, MD (Johns Hopkins)
Co-sponsored with the Bowman Society and Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Time: 4:00–5:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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December 2, 2015
Lecture: From Status to Capacity: Autonomy on Endless Trial

Jason Karlawish, MD (University of Pennsylvania)
Co-sponsored with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Goldblatt Pavilion Room H-103
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December 2, 2015
Scholar Seminar: “Using Implementation Science to Achieve Patient Centeredness and Equity in Hypertension Care and Control”

Lisa Cooper, MD (Johns Hopkins)
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


November 6, 2015
Symposium: Third Annual Clinical Excellence Scholar Track “Exploring Health Careers” Symposium

Co-sponsored with UChicago Careers in Health Professions
Time: 12:00–2:00 PM
Location: Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club


November 6, 2015
Scholar Lab Meeting: Bucksbaum Institute Year Five Program Update

Mark Siegler, MD (University of Chicago)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


October 13, 2015
Lecture: “Better Words to Say: Communicating with Seriously Ill Patients”

Steve Pantilat, MD (University of California, San Francisco)
Co-sponsored with the Department of Medicine and the Melinda Gordon Memorial Lecture
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117


October 12, 2015
Lecture: “Doctor Do Everything: Life and Death in the ICU”

Steve Pantilat, MD (University of California, San Francisco)
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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October 2, 2015
Seminar: Schwartz Center Rounds

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Location: A700


September 17-18, 2015
Symposium: The Journey to a Career in Medicine: Developing a Sustaining Motivation

Co-sponsored with the Pritzker School of Medicine
Time: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Location: Pritzker School of Medicine
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August 10, 2015
Luncheon: Bucksbaum Institute Medical Student Orientation Luncheon

Time: 11:45 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Biological Sciences Learning Center


May 15, 2015
Scholar Lab Meeting: Bucksbaum Institute: Looking Towards
Year Five, 2015–16

Mark Siegler, MD (University of Chicago)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


April 24, 2015
Annual Donor Symposium: Keynote Lecture— Empowerment Failure: Why Doctors and Patients Often Fall Short of the Ideals of Shared Decision-Making

Peter Ubel, MD (Duke University)
Time: 12:30–4:30 PM
Location: Center for Care and Discovery Boardroom
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March 6, 2015
Scholar Lab Meeting: Bucksbaum Pilot Grants: A Discussion of Current Project with Junior, Junior Associate and Senior Faculty Scholars

Matthew Sorrentino, MD (University of Chicago)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


January 30, 2015
Scholar Seminar: Poor Communicator, Me? The Lows and Blows of Teaching Communication Skills

Ranjana Srivastava, MD (Melbourne, Australia)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


January 29, 2015
Lecture: On the he(Art) of Medicine: Reflecting on the Things that Matter

Ranjana Srivastava, MD (Melbourne, Australia)
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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January 28, 2015*
Lecture: When Good Intentions Aren’t Enough: Barriers to Optimal End of Life Care

Ranjana Srivastava, MD (Melbourne, Australia)
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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November 19, 2014
Lecture: Communicating About Prognosis and End of Life Care in Patients with Advanced Cancer

Jennifer Temel, MD (Harvard University)
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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November 19, 2014
Scholar Seminar: Communication and Decision-Making in Patients with Advanced Cancer

Jennifer Temel, MD (Harvard University)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


November 18, 2014
Lecture: Integrating Palliative and Oncology Care in Patients with Advanced Cancer

Jennifer Temel, MD (Harvard University)
Co-sponsored with the Department of Medicine and the Melinda Gordon Memorial Lecture
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117


October 30, 2014 - November 1, 2014
National Conference: Advancing Compassionate, Patient- and Family-Centered Care through Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice

Co-sponspored by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, and their academic partner, the University of Chicago’s Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, with support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
Location: Atlanta, GA
Attendance is by invitation only
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October 23, 2014
Lecture: Stories and Secrets, Doctors and Patients

Perri Klass, MD (New York University)
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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October 23, 2014
Lecture: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande, MD (Harvard University)
Co-sponsored with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The Institute of Politics, and The Department of Pediatrics
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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October 22, 2014*
Lecture: Starting Very Small: Newborn Perspectives on the Big Decisions

Perri Klass, MD (New York University)
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117


October 10, 2014
Scholar Lab Meeting: The Bucksbaum Institute:
A Discussion of New Programs and Initiatives

Mark Siegler, MD (University of Chicago)
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


August 11, 2014
Luncheon: Bucksbaum Medical Student Orientation Luncheon

Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Biological Sciences Learning Center


May 9, 2014
Scholar Lab Meeting: Bucksbaum Pilot Grants:
A Discussion of Current Projects with Junior, Associate and Senior Faculty

Matthew Sorrentino, MD
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


March 14, 2014
Scholar Lab Meeting: Bucksbaum Pilot Grants: A Discussion of Current Projects with Junior, Associate, and Senior Faculty

Matthew Sorrentino, MD
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


February 14, 2014
Scholar Seminar: Can we train primary care physicians and medical specialists to provide mental health care?

Robert Smith, MD
Time: 7:00–8:30 PM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


February 13, 2014
Lecture: Establishing the Scientific Validation of the Biopsychosocial Model of Care

Robert Smith, MD
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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January 29, 2014*
Lecture: The Affordable Care Act and the Transformation of American Health Care

Nancy-Ann DeParle, JD
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117


January 17, 2014
Scholar Seminar: Studying and Improving Doctor-Patient Communication in Cancer Care: Examination of Prognosis disclosure and understanding

Chris Daugherty, MD
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


December 6, 2013
Scholar Seminar: The Schwartz Center Rounds: Evaluation of patient-centered communication

Beth Lown, MD
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


December 5, 2013
Lecture: What does it take to be compassionate in today's healthcare environment?

Beth Lown, MD
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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November 1, 2013
Scholar Lab Meeting: The Bucksbaum Institute: 2011–2013 A Two Year Retrospective

Mark Siegler, MD
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


October 23, 2013*
Lecture: How Health Care Reform will Affect the Mission of the University of Chicago Medicine

Kenneth Polonsky, MD
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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October 4, 2013
Special Conference: Death, Dying and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Lydia Dugdale, MD and Mark Siegler, MD
Time: 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
Location: Center for Care and Discovery Board Room


October 4, 2013
Scholar Seminar: Communicating Risk in Translational Research

John Lantos, MD
Time: 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Cardiology Conference Room W-632


October 3, 2013
Lecture: Challenges to the Doctor-Patient Relationship in an Era of Health Reform

John Lantos, MD
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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October 2, 2013*
Lecture: The Politics of Health Reform

David Axelrod
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: Billings Auditorium P-117
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Scholar Lab Meeting

Summer Research: Connecting Faculty Scholars with Medical Students
Matthew Sorrentino, MD


Friday, April 26, 2013
Second Annual Bucksbaum Institute Symposium

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Friday, April 26, 2013
Scholar Seminar

The Homeless Man on Morning Rounds
Jerome Lowenstein, MD


Friday, March 15, 2013
Scholar Lab Meeting

Bucksbaum Pilot Grants: A discussion of current projects with Junior, Associate, and Senior Faculty
Matthew Sorrentino, MD


Friday, February 22, 2013
Scholar Seminar

Studying and Improving Doctor-Patient Communication in Cancer Care:
The Advanced Cancer Patient and Clinical Trials
Chris Daugherty, MD


Friday, February 1, 2013
Scholar Seminar

The Preservation of the Heart of Medicine: The Power of Medical Narrative
Lawrence Hergott, MD


Thursday, January 31, 2013
Lecture

The View from Fiesole: Literature, Art, and Music In the Preservation of the Heart of Medicine
Lawrence Hergott, MD
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Friday, January 18, 2013
Scholar Lab Meeting

Bucksbaum Pilot Grants: A Discussion of Current Projects with Junior, Associate, and Senior Faculty
Mark Siegler, MD


Friday, December 7, 2012
Scholar Seminar

The Impact of Health Care Reform on the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Elbert Huang, MD


Friday, November 2, 2012
Scholar Seminar

Thoughts on the Future of Medical Practice in the United States
Jeff Goldsmith, PhD


Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lecture

The Future of Medical Practice: What Will the Doctor-Patient Relationship Look Like?
Jeff Goldsmith, PhD
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*Co-Sponsored with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics