Alumni healthcare and legal professionals program set

Saturday, February 26, 2011

GREENCASTLE -- DePauw alumni healthcare and legal professionals, mark your calendars and for a special event on campus on March 4 and 5.

A planning committee of alumni, faculty and staff members is developing a thought-provoking program that will allow people to attend panel discussions about timely issues and also have the opportunity to connect with and mentor current DePauw students planning careers in legal or a healthcare fields.

This year's Healthcare and Legal Professionals program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Mary Smith Showalter, in memory of her husband, Dr. John R. Showalter, Jr. '38.

Sessions and panel discussions include:

* The Crossroads of Law and Medicine

* The Bioethical Issues of End of Life and Patient Competency

* A Discussion of Case Studies in Clinical Ethics (details here)

* A Physician's Perspective on the Effects of Malpractice Suits

* So You Want to Go to Graduate School, Where Do You Begin?

Speakers and panelists include:

 Jennifer Behrens '11, Biochemistry major and Lead Undergraduate Ethics Intern; 

Richard B. Ferrell '65, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School; Associate Medical Staff, New Hampshire Hospital; Biomedical Ethics Committee and Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects member, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Stephanie Freeman '02, M.D., University of Kentucky Medical Center; Ken Kirkpatrick, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair, Health Sciences Advisory Committee
; Steve Langerud, Director of Professional Opportunities, DePauw University; 

Bryce Lynn '07, medical student at Indiana University; Elizabeth Polleys '07, J.D., Law Clerk, Office of the Indiana Attorney General; J. Stuart Showalter '68, J.D., M.F.S. Showalter is a healthcare attorney and author of "The Law of Healthcare Administration (fifth edition)" and a monthly webpage on legal and regulatory affairs; and Elizabeth R. Stanton, PA, J.D., Director of Regional Risk Management, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance and the New England Alliance for Health.

The Alumni Relations Office welcomes thoughts and ideas, so e-mail alumnioffice@depauw with feedback.

More information will be forthcoming at DePauw's Alumni Relations website,

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