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Community Education

The Institute for Health and Society hosts the annual Robert and June Becker Health Policy Lecture every spring. A distinguished national speaker is invited to address Medical College of Wisconsin students and faculty as well as local providers and allied health educators on topics targeting the social, economic and political aspects of medicine. This lectureship honors the late Robert J. Becker, MD, and his wife June. Dr. Becker as 1949 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) alumnus, founder and chairman emeritus of First Health Group Corporation of Downers Grove, Illinois. The Lectureship is supported by a generous endowment from First Health. For more information, contact Jessica Jeruzal at 955-8800.

The annual Paul S. Pierson Memorial Lecture in Bioethics is presented every fall by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. This program is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, clergy, psychologists, attorneys, students and community members who are interested in bioethics. Dr. Pierson was a practicing pediatrician in Milwaukee who passed away in 2002 after a long life dedicated to serving children’s health care needs and teaching at Marquette Medical School, now known as the Medical College of Wisconsin. This Lectureship is supported by an unrestricted grant from the David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation. For more information, contact Mary Olson, Program Coordinator, at (414) 955-8692.

In 2010 the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities will host the eighteenth annual Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics. This lectureship is endowed by Carlyle Chan, MD, in honor of his father, who had a deep interest in bioethics. Chan lecturers have included many prominent bioethicists. The lecture draws participants from the community and Medical College of Wisconsin faculty. For more information, contact Mary Olson, Program Coordinator, at (414) 955-8692.

The Midwest Ethics Committee Network (MECN) sponsors bioethics lectures and workshops throughout the year for behavioral health professionals, attorneys, health care professionals and the general public. Visit the Midwest Ethics Committee Network (MECN) site for more information or contact Mary Olson, Program Coordinator, at (414) 955-8692.

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