About the Event
Please join the Health and Humanities Research Seminar for a special presentation by William Tierney, M.D., a professor in the Department of Population Health. Titled “Healing the Healer: When a Physician-Researcher Gets Cancer,” Tierney’s presentation will draw on his own experiences with cancer.
Tierney’s presentation was postponed in the spring due to the novel coronavirus. While the presentation draws from a formative episode in Tierney’s own life, his topic is even more resonant during a time of increased vulnerability for health care providers.
Tierney was the founding chair of the Department of Population Health at Dell Medical School, where he is now a professor. He has helped launch several programs that focus on health beyond the clinic, Dell Med’s fourth pillar. He is internationally recognized for his research in biomedical informatics, health services and clinical database epidemiology, fields in which he has won major awards and held national and international leadership positions.
For those who haven’t previously attended the HHRS, the invited speaker presents for about 30 minutes, followed by at least 30 more minutes for Q&A and group discussion.