The Faith, Diversity, and Science lecture series

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Julia wattacheril

Speaker: Julia Wattacheril, MD, MPH

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:30–8 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

The Faith, Diversity, and Science lecture series will focus on the theme “What is Creation?” throughout the 2021–22 academic year.

This quarter’s lecture, Dr. Julia Wattacheril will examine the question, “What does God think about creation?” and explore these themes of wholeness and suffering:

Why do problems seem to be accumulating faster than solutions?
What is our role in creation? How does God equip us to co-create?
When there are systemic failures, how might we respond?

This event will be recorded.

About the speaker
Julia Wattacheril, MD, MPH, is a clinician investigator, transplant hepatologist, and director of the adult nonalcoholic fatty liver disease program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital. As a Christian, her passion for faith and work integration began in medical school in Houston at the Baylor College of Medicine. After moving to New York City, she completed the Gotham Fellowship at the Center for Faith and Work and continues to develop innovative ways to implement spiritual tools to help health care providers and the patients they serve. She has a particular heart for connecting with people at the fringes of any sphere but particularly in academic medicine.

The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Supporting Structures: Innovative Partnerships to Enhance Bench Science at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities member institutions. The grant is supported by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, the UK subsidiary of the CCCU, with funding by the John Templeton Foundation and the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust.