Lecture: "Global Health as Spiritual Practice: The Central Role of Compassion"


Location: 136 DeBartolo Hall

David Addiss

Global Health as Spiritual Practice: The Central Role of Compassion
David G. Addiss, M.D., MPH
Director, Children Without Worms
Task Force for Global Health

October 8, 2014
136 DeBartolo Hall
7:30-8:30 p.m.

This seminar explores global health as spiritual practice, with a focus on the crucial role of compassion.  Global health, which aims to improve the health of all people, is established on a foundational awareness of deep human interconnectedness. Students with interest in global health, research on the role of compassion, or the power of engaged spirituality to transform the world will find the talk particularly meaningful.

David G. Addiss, M.D., MPH, formerly a CDC and U.S. Public Health Service epidemiologist, is currently director of Children Without Worms at the Task Force for Global Health in Atlanta. He also founded a filariasis/elephantiasis reference clinic in Haiti 20 years ago, which Notre Dame has carried forward over the last decade.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, College of Science, Eck Institute for Global Health, Notre Dame Haiti Program, Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine, Kellogg Institute, Kroc Institute, and the Office of Research.

View the event poster (296 kb PDF).

This lecture is part of Science Week, celebrating 150 years of science at Notre Dame.

Originally published at compassionatecare.nd.edu.

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