Physician, patient advocate is guest at Revelle Forum

Physician, author and Atlantic Monthly correspondent Abraham Verghese will visit UCSD to discuss his acclaimed novel, “Cutting for Stone,” and to share insights on both the process of writing and the humanistic practice of medicine.

As a guest of the Revelle Forum Speakers Series, Verghese will take the stage at 7 p.m. March 23 in the auditorium of The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla.

Parking is free.

Lauded as one of the best novels of 2009, Verghese’s first work of fiction (he also penned the bestselling nonfiction books “My Own Country” and “The Tennis Partner”), “Cutting for Stone’ is a sweeping story of love, betrayal, political upheaval, and medicine; a saga of twin brothers torn apart by revolution in Africa, who find personal connection and spiritual redemption through their shared passion for the work of healing others.

Verghese is a physician and Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He is a world-renowned advocate for the humanistic practice of medicine. Born of Indian parents who were teachers in Ethiopia, he grew up near Addis Ababa and began his medical training there.

Lecture tickets are $25 per person at revelleforum.ucsd.edu or by calling (858) 882-8000. When registering, refer to section ID number 076169.

Related posts:

  1. Futurist to diss declinism at Revelle Forum lecture
  2. UCSD physician helps free children from gravity and wheelchairs
  3. UCSD adds arts Ph.D.
  4. Connect CEO writes paper
  5. Scripps celebrates Revelle centennial

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=5714

Posted by on Mar 18, 2010. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • San Diego realtor pleads guilty to prostitution-related crimes
    San Diego realtor Michael E. Lustig pleaded guilty in federal court July 31 to prostitution-related crimes, admitting that he paid for sex with a 13-year-old girl on several occasions. Lustig, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in October of 2013, entered his plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin. (At that time Lustig was reported to be […]
  • It’s no stretch for Rancho Santa Fe yoga instructor to ‘give back’
    As one of North County’s most prolific yoga instructors, Stacy McCarthy doesn’t just teach yoga, she lives the yoga lifestyle. Selfless service, or seva in Sanskrit, is an important concept of yoga — one that the Rancho Santa Fe resident practices daily. “When we give and we give from the heart, there’s nothing more gratifying than that,” McCarthy said. […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe resident’s Gen 7 wines earn top honors
    Rancho Santa Fe resident Tim Bacino’s Gen 7 Wines is on a hot streak, his varietals winning several awards this summer in California wine competitions. […]