Merrimon Lecture

When Sep 24, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 4008 Old Clinic Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919.962.7594
Attendees All are welcome
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We are pleased to announce that on September 24th from 12:00-1:30 pm   Keith A. Wailoo, Ph.D. will deliver the 43rd Annual UNC Merrimon Lecture in the UNC Hospital’s Old Clinic Auditorium.   His lecture will address the political history of pain control in the U.S. and its implications for today’s opioid epidemic, under the title of   “The Politics of Pain:  Medicine and the Gatekeepers of Relief in America’s Opioid Era”.    Lunch will be served!

Keith A. Wailoo is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is the Chair of the Department of History, and the former Vice Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.  He has produced award-winning research and teaches on a range of topics, including drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; and health policy and medical affairs in the U.S. 

The Merrimon Lectureship

The UNC School of Medicine’s oldest and most prestigious endowed lectureships, the Merrimon Lectureship sponsors an annual event of public lectures and consultations involving a distinguished senior speaker addressing issues in the ethics and history of the health professions. The Center for Bioethics coordinates this lectureship, in collaboration with the UNC School of Medicine Dean’s Office. For more information about the Merrimon Lectureship please click here.

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