After When Breath Becomes Air: A lecture by Lucy Kalanithi, MD
The 2018 Bice Lecture and UVA Medical Center Hour
Monday. Nov. 12, 2018
Pinn Hall Auditorium
Lucy Kalanithi is a physician, professor, and the widow of the late Paul Kalanithi, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue.
A practicing physician and a faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine, Kalanithi earned her medical degree at Yale, did her residency at UCSF, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center.
At the cross-section of her career as a physician is her profound personal experience of standing alongside her husband during his life, through his diagnosis with terminal cancer, his subsequent 22-month treatment, and, ultimately, at his death. This year’s Zula Mae Baber Bice Lecture, Dr. Kalanithi has a special interest in medicine’s meaning, in patient-centered care, and in end-of-life issues.
A question and answer period follows Dr. Kalanithi’s talk, which is also the UVA Medical Center Hour, and a booksigning will follow her talk. This event - which takes place in Pinn Hall Auditorium, at UVA Medical Center - is free and open to the public.