Medical ethics lecture honors Dr. Paul Farmer’s public health work in Haiti, depicted in book ‘Mountains Beyond Mountains’

WHAT: The Sixth Annual Frank Bryant Jr., M.D., Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics

WHEN: Noon Monday, Sept. 22 (a reception begins at 11:30 a.m. and a book signing follows the lecture)

WHERE: Auditorium, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive in
the South Texas Medical Center

WHO: Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., founding director of Partners In Health, an international health organization that began 20 years ago as a simple clinic in Haiti’s poorest area; Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author who wrote the book “Mountains Beyond Mountains” about Dr. Farmer’s extraordinary life and work; Ruth Berggren, M.D., director of the UT Health Science Center School of Medicine’s Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics

NOTES: The Bryant Lecture is a presentation of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics and is sponsored in part by the
International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski and the Salinger-Forland Endowment. The annual lecture honors the memory of Dr. Bryant, a compassionate San Antonio physician who was an unceasing advocate for the medically underserved in the East Side of the city.

The lecture will be telecast to several locations, including the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Regional Academic Health Center Mario Ramirez Library, 2102 Treasure Hills Blvd. in Harlingen, and the Health Science Center Laredo Campus Extension, 1937 Bustamante St. in Laredo.



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