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Kern Institute welcomes "In Shock" author Rana Awdish on April 18

Please join us on Thursday, April 18, for a Grand Rounds presentation by Rana Awdish, MD, best-selling author of In Shock, which was selected as MCW’s inaugural Common Read Book. The event will be held in the HRC Auditorium from 9:00-10:00 am. All faculty, students and staff are invited to attend.

Dr. Awdish is the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and a Critical Care Physician. She also serves as Medical Director of Care Experience for the Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Awdish’s mandate as well as her passion is to improve the patient experience across the system.

After suffering a sudden critical illness herself, Dr. Awdish has devoted much of her career to improving empathy through connection and communication. Her book has been integrated into the curriculum of medical schools and universities across the United States and Europe. She lectures to physicians, hospital leadership and medical schools around the country.

Her book, In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope, has been featured in the Washington Post, the Times, the BBC, NPR, Huffington Post, Today show online, the Telegraph, and the Daily Mail. It is also an LA Times Bestseller. Rana Awdish has written for Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post, as well as the New England Journal of Medicine.

Questions? Contact the Kern Institute at kerninstitute@mcw.edu or (414) 955-4915.