Upcoming Peter T. Bohan Lecture

The 71st Annual Peter T. Bohan Lecture

A conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP


When Breath Becomes Air

Monday, March 27, 2017
School of Nursing Auditorium
Lecture: 12:00 p.m.
Book signing: 1:15 p.m.

All KUMC students, faculty and staff are invited. No RSVP required.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Lunch will be provided for first 100 guests. 

Live streaming and ITV sites available.
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About the speaker:
Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. An internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, she completed her medical degree at Yale, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency at the University of California-San Francisco, and a postdoctoral fellowship training in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center. At the cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment, and death, Dr. Kalanithi has special interests in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care, and end-of-life care. She has appeared on PBS NewsHour, NPR Morning Edition, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, and been interviewed for People, NPR, and The New York Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.

This is an official event of the KUMC One Book Program.

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