Lecture by Dr Atul Gawande, 16.30 on Wednesday 27 January 2010.
Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre of the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road NW1 2BE
Hosted by UCL's Grand Challenges programme, in conjunction with Professor David Napier of UCL Anthropology.
Atul Gawande is one
of the most influential contemporary writers on health in the USA. Dr Gawande is
a staff member of Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer
Institute, and the New Yorker magazine. He received his B.A.S. from Stanford
University, M.A. (in politics, philosophy, and economics) from Oxford
University, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and M.P.H. from the Harvard School
of Public Health. He served as a senior health policy advisor in the Clinton
presidential campaign and White House from 1992 to 1993.
Since 1998, he has been a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine. In 2003, he completed his surgical residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and joined the faculty as a general and endocrine surgeon. He is the director of the World Health Organization's Global Challenge for Safer Surgical Care.
[Note: UCL's Grand Challenges programme is a key component of its Research Strategy. There are four Grand Challenges: Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing, through which academics and researchers from across UCL's eight diverse faculties are working collaboratively to address major challenges faced by humankind. Professor Napier is leading an initiative to create a broad community of scholars and researchers whose activities and interests are relevant to Science, Medicine & Society.]