NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF TO PRESENT FIFTH ANNUAL BRUCKER LECTURE
Jerome P. Kassirer, MD, Editor-in-Chief,
New England Journal of Medicine, will deliver the fifth annual Paul C. Brucker, MD, lecture on Friday, April 11, at 9 a.m. in the Connelly Conference Center, 101 Bluemle.
Dr. Kassirer will address "Emerging Patterns of Medical Practice." The entire Jefferson community is welcome.
Since 1991, Dr. Kassirer has served as Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, where he has written editorials on many topics including scientific misconduct, clinical trials, quality of medical care and morality of the medical marketplace. He has served as a faculty member of Tufts University School of Medicine since 1965. In addition, Dr. Kassirer has published numerous articles, served on the editorial boards of several journals, and received many distinguished awards from the medical community.
The Brucker Lecture, created by his current and former Family Medicine faculty, residents and fellows, honors University President Paul C. Brucker, MD, for his contributions to Jefferson, to Family Medicine and to American medicine in general.
DR. TERR TO PRESENT BIELE LECTURE AT JEFFERSON
Lenore Terr, MD, will present the prestigious Albert M. Biele, MD, Memorial Lecture in Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College on April 30, 1997.
Dr. Terr is clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco. She is a child psychiatrist well known for her studies of child abuse, single-event trauma, very early trauma, family responses to trauma, post-traumatic treatment techniques and the effect of trauma on later psychological development. Dr. Terr has conducted a number of research projects involving large-scale traumas, such as the Chowchilla kidnapping of school children and the effects of the Challenger space shuttle disaster.
The topic of her lecture will be "Trauma in a Nutshell: Finding It, Protecting Against It, and Treating It." Dr. Terr will discuss how trauma experienced early in life affects later psychological development and health, focusing specifically on how adults develop depression that stems from traumatic childhood incidents.
The annual lectureship was created in 1979 to honor Dr. Biele, who was an outstanding Jefferson physician, scholar and psychiatry professor. As a Biele lecturer, Dr. Terr joins the ranks of other distinguished honorees, including Paul R. McHugh, MD, Arthur Kleinman, MD, Cynthia R. Pfeffer, MD, Arnold M. Cooper, MD, John Romano, MD, Albert J. Solnit, MD, and George L. Engel, MD.
For further information or for reservations, contact Karl Doghramji, MD, at 5-8285.
C. EVERETT KOOP, MD, TO DELIVER 1997 HARE LECTURE
Former Surgeon General of the United States, C. Everett Koop, MD, will present the 1997 Alpha Omega Alpha-Hobart Amory Hare Lecture on Tuesday, April 29 at 5 p.m. in the Jefferson Alumni Hall cafeteria.
Dr. Koop will address "The Doctor-Patient Relationship in the Era of Managed Care." The entire Jefferson community is welcome.
In addition to his position as U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Koop served as Surgeon in Chief at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he was on staff from 1948 to 1981, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health for the U.S. Public Health Service. He has written over 230 books and articles on topics from the practice of medicine and surgery to bioethics and health policy, and received numerous awards and honors.