May 9, 2008

Atul Gawande

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Free Public Lecture

Sponsored by U-M Clinical Affairs and Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

Harvard surgeon Atul Gawande, M.D., is nationally known for his writing in the New Yorker, New York Times and Slate.com and his books on health care quality, patient safety, and the culture of medicine. His most recent book, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance, is a New York Times bestseller and one of Amazon.com's ten best books of 2007.

While in Ann Arbor giving this year's commencement address to graduating U-M Medical School students, Gawande will give a free lecture at U-M on Friday, May 9. Titled "Leading the Leaders and Best to do 'Better' ", the talk will also serve as this year's annual meeting for the U-M medical staff.

The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Biomedical Science Research Building, 109 Zina Pitcher Place, and overflow seating will be available. A brief reception will follow. The lecture will also be available as a webcast that can be seen on any U-M computer either live at 11 a.m. or after the talk concludes. The webcast is in Windows Media format. To play the video on operating systems other than Windows, you can download and install the free VLC media player.

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