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September 24, 2010

SIU Med School Offers Lecture about Health Care Reform

Health care reform is the topic for the Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecture Series, which will be shown via teleconference at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 30, at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  The presentation in Springfield is hosted by SIU’s Department of Medical Humanities and will be shown in its South Auditorium (second floor), 801 N. Rutledge St.  The lecture will take place in Carbondale and is sponsored by Dean Cynthia Fountaine and the Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Frank McClellan, J.D., will present “Health Disparities, Race, and Health Reform:  Where are We and Where Do We Want to Go?”  He is the Garwin Visiting Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine at SIU School of Law and professor of law emeritus of the Beasley School of Law at Temple University (TU) and serves as the Phyllis W. Beck Chair Professor of Law.  McClellan also is co-director of TU’s Center for Health Law Policy and Practice.

In addition to publishing numerous articles in law journals, he is the author of Medical Malpractice: Law, Tactics and Ethics and co-author of a torts casebook that is in its fourth edition.  He has extensive experience litigating medical malpractice and drug product liability cases on both the trial and appellate levels.

The Grayson lecture series was established by the SIU School of Law in 1997 by the Garwin Family Foundation in honor of Dr. Arthur Grayson, who was a Los Angeles surgeon, philanthropist and brother-in-law of the foundation founder, Dr. Leo Garwin.
Parking is available in the School’s parking lots on the north side of the 801 building or to the south of the building on the second floor of the parking ramp behind the SIU Clinics and Baylis Medical Building, located in the 700 block of Rutledge.

For more information, call SIU’s medical humanities department, 545-4261, weekdays.

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