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Humanism in Medicine: Necessary but Not Sufficient - Dr. Steve Miller Humanism in Medicine Lecture, Supported by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Date: October 14, 2008 to October 14, 2008 
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker(s): Daniel D. Federman, MD, Harvard University

Sponsored by: NYAM and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Location: NYAM

Daniel D. Federman, MD, of Harvard Medical School, will speak about "Humanism in Medicine: Necessary but Not Sufficient." This event is supported by a fund established in 2005 to honor the memory of Dr. Steve Miller and to advance his crusade to embed humanism in medicine by his family, friends and admirers and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Dr. Federman is Senior Dean for Alumni Relations and Clinical Teaching and Carl W. Walter Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Federman served on the faculty of the Massachusetts General Hospital, was Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford Medical School, and at Harvard Medical School has served as Dean for Students and Alumni, Professor of Medicine, and Dean for Medical Education. Dr. Federman has served as Chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine and President of the American College of Physicians and is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He was one of the founding editors of Scientific American Medicine. In 1994 he was named Massachusetts Physician of the Year by the American College of Physicians, and in 1995 received the ACP Distinguished Teacher Award. The Endocrine Society honored him with their Distinguished Educator Award in 1999 and the AAMC with their Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education in 2001. Dr. Federman graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.

Steve Miller, an extraordinary pediatrician, humanist and educator, died tragically in 2004. He was passionate about embedding humanism into clinical care and medical education and exemplified the finest in humane and compassionate care. The Steve Miller Fund for Humanism in Medicine was created to enhance the interaction of physicians and other caregivers with those who seek help because of illness or disease. Humanism encompasses the core concepts of respect, empathy, selflessness, and integrity. It is a pillar of the clinical transaction, the heart and soul of the true professional. The Miller Fund supports activities to enhance humanism in medicine and annual lecture supported by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Schedule of Events:

  • Reception from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Lecture from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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