Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Healing: The Art and Science of Medicine, February 6-7, 2014

The Brown Symposium in 2014 will examine the scientific foundations and the human dimensions of healing, their interaction, and how both influence the practice of medicine in the 21st century.

Six outstanding speakers and an artist will take part in the symposium:

Victoria Sweet

Best-selling author of God’s Hotel; Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
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Mauro Ferrari

President and CEO of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute; leading authority on nanotechnology in medicine
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Kevin Davies

Author of The $1000 Genome; Vice President of Business Development for the American Chemical Society
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Anne West

Member of one of the first families to have their genomes sequenced; undergraduate student at Wellesley College
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Peter Hotez

Scientist, pediatrician, and leader in the field of global health; Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute
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Jonathan Skinner

James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College; expert on health care economics
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Patricia Olynyk

Artist. Director of the Graduate School of Art and the Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art, Washington University in St. Louis.

The symposium will include an art exhibit, health fair, Empty Bowls Project, and photo contest.