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“One Vacant Chair": How Childhood Death Became "Unnatural” | April SHC Noon Lecture

“One Vacant Chair": How Childhood Death Became "Unnatural” | April SHC Noon Lecture Online

Join us for the April 2023 SHC Noon Lecture featuring Dr. Perri Klass’s talk on the decline in childhood death over the last century and a half. She will look at medical, social, literary aspects of this remarkable shift; at the ways that developments in public health, bench research, medical practice, social policy, and advocacy shaped and reflected new expectations; and at how parenthood and pediatrics have changed, while also considering the troubling persistent inequities and dilemmas, and at what this history suggests to us about our current situation.

Perri Klass is Professor of the Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and Co-Director of NYU Florence. She attended Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Boston. She has received numerous awards for her work as a pediatrician and educator including the 2007 American Academy of Pediatrics Education Award, which recognizes her educational contributions that have had a broad and positive impact on the health and well-being of children; the 2006 Women’s National Book Association Award; and the 2011 Alvarez Award from the American Medical Writers Association. In 2016 the American Academy of Pediatrics honored her with The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, citing the impact that she has made through her writing, service as an educator, and leadership in promoting early literacy through Reach Out and Read. In April 2021 Perri was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The lecture will take place Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 12 PM EST on Zoom. This event is open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required by Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 6 PM to reserve your seat and receive login information. 

To learn more information about the Noon Lectures, please visit waring.library.musc.edu, email waringhl@musc.edu, or call (843)792-2288.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Event Organizer

Anna Schuldt

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