This lecture was originally scheduled for October 25, 2012. THE OCTOBER 25 LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Sulmasy to Deliver 2012 Nuveen Lecture
Daniel P. Sulmasy, Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and the Divinity School and Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics in the Department of Medicine, has been selected to deliver the Divinity School's John Nuveen Lecture for 2012.
Dr. Sulmasy is an internist and an ethicist. His research interests encompass both theoretical and empirical investigations of the ethics of end-of-life decision-making, ethics education, and spirituality in medicine. He has done extensive work on the role of intention in medical action, especially as it relates to the rule of double effect and the distinction between killing and allowing to die. He is also interested in the philosophy of medicine and the logic of diagnostic and therapeutic reasoning. His work in spirituality is focused primarily on the spiritual dimensions of the practice of medicine. His empirical studies have explored topics such as decision-making by surrogates on behalf of patients who are nearing death, and informed consent for biomedical research.
He continues to practice medicine part-time as a member of the University faculty practice. He completed his residency, chief residency, and post-doctoral fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has previously held faculty positions at Georgetown University and New York Medical College. He has served on numerous governmental advisory committees, and was appointed to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Problems by President Obama in April 2010. He is the author of four books-The Healer's Calling (1997), Methods in Medical Ethics (2001; 2nd ed. 2010), The Rebirth of the Clinic (2006), and A Balm for Gilead (2006). He also serves as editor-in-chief of the journal, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.
The John Nuveen Lecture was established in 1972 by the Trustees of the Baptist Theological Union, who oversee an endowment that helps to support the University of Chicago Divinity School. Each year, a prominent member of the University's faculty is invited by the BTU and the Divinity School to deliver the lecture. Past lecturers have included Janet Rowley, Jonathan Lear, and Leon Kass. Please see http://divinity.uchicago.edu/alumni/awards/nuveen/ for more information on the Nuveen Lecture series.
Sulmasy will deliver his Nuveen Lecture, "Medicine as a Spiritual Discipline: Lessons from Fred," at a date TBD. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information, or special needs assistance, please contact Terren Ilana Wein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-702-8230.