Faith, Diversity, and Science Lecture

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The Office of Inclusive Excellence, in partnership with the Biology department, invites you to the Faith, Diversity, and Science Lecture on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 6:30-8 p.m. The lecture will be held in Upper Gwinn (wheelchair accessible). Masks are required. 

In this lecture Dr. Wattacheril will examine the question, "What does God think about creation?" and explore 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?

About our speaker

Our keynote speaker, Julia Wattacheril, MD, MPH, is a clinician investigator, transplant hepatologist, and director of adult nonalcoholic fatty liver disease program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center - NY 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 NYC, she completed the Gotham Fellowship at the Center for Faith and Work and continues to develop innovative ways to implement spiritual tools to help healthcare 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. 

This lecture will be recorded for internal (SPU-only) use.

Sponsored by a grant from the Supporting Structures: Innovative Partnerships to Enhance Bench Science at CCCU Member Institutions, run by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, the UK subsidiary of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, with funding by the John Templeton Foundation and the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust. Learn more here.

Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021