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Former Dean at Harvard Medical School to speak in Chambersburg on October 26
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa – Joseph B. Martin, MD, professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Spirituality & Health Seminar on Friday, October 26 at Chambersburg Hospital.
Summit Health and Menno Haven Retirement Communities are sponsoring the 13th annual event.
At 7:30 a.m., Dr. Martin will be speaking at a clergy breakfast for spiritual caregivers and healthcare professionals at the Marion Mennonite Church, located at 4365 Molly Pitcher Highway South, Chambersburg. His lecture will be entitled, “Leading by Listening.” Donations by those attending the clergy breakfast will be gratefully accepted.
Dr. Martin’s lecture will explore the fabric of listening, servant leadership, and how it can become a compelling process to encourage innovation and community within a place of worship or organization.
At 10 a.m. at the Chambersburg Hospital Lecture Center, 112 N. Seventh St., Chambersburg, and through video link in the main conference room at Waynesboro Hospital, 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Dr. Martin will present a lecture, entitled, “Challenges of Healthcare Reform.”
He will discuss three areas of major concern including administrative costs of the health care industry, lack of primary care workforce, and the need to move from a fee-for-service system. Dr. Martin will also share his view on the health care reform bill from the humanitarian and Judeo-Christian perspectives. The values of inclusion, justice and fairness will be discussed.
Health care providers and the public are invited to attend this session.
Both sessions are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so please register by October 12 online at www.SummitHealth.org/Spirituality.
Dr. Martin will also be speaking at noon to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and dentists on the medical staffs of Summit Health’s hospitals and physician practices.
For more information, call (717) 262-4526.
About the Keynote Speaker
Joseph B. Martin, MD, PhD, is the Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Martin served for ten years as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University. At Harvard, he helped establish, the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, a collaboration which brings together seven Harvard-affiliated institutions intent on reducing the burden of cancer. He also led the formation of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center, a virtual center of researchers working together on understanding the prevention, causes, and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Following academic appointments at McGill University, Dr. Martin was appointed chief of the neurology service at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Martin was also Dean of the School of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, and Chancellor of UCSF, serving four years until his return to Harvard University.
Dr. Martin received his premedical and medical education at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He completed training in neurology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and received his Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Rochester.
Dr. Martin is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary member and past president of the American Neurological Association.
Dr. Martin is author of over 300 scientific publications and several books. The most recent is “Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean” published in 2011.
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