and Compassion: Too Much of One, Too Little of the Other and Why
We Need to Take the Lead." Dr. Pedro Josť Greer, Jr., assistant
dean of homeless education at the University of Miami and author
of "Waking Up in America" will give the 18th annual Joseph S. Begando
Lecture in Medical Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Greer is founder of Camillus Health Concern, a network of clinics
for the homeless.
March 21 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Illini Union, 828 S. Wolcott Ave. Chicago Room B, 2nd Floor
son of Cuban immigrants, is an active and outspoken critic of
our current system of health care and welfare reform. He has served
as an adviser to both the Bush and Clinton administrations on
heath care issues. In his book, "Waking Up in America," Greer
chronicles the evolution of his clinic, Camillus Health Concern,
from a one-room storefront operation into a network of clinics
that treat over 10,000 poor and homeless men, women and children
in Little Havana and South Miami Beach each year. The lecture
is cosponsored by the Medical Humanities Program of the UIC department
of medical education and the Hispanic Center of Excellence. An
ASL interpreter will be present, and a reception will follow the
lecture. The event is free and open to the public.