Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 16:06

Join us as Dr. Louise Aronson author of “A History of the Present Illness” will read from her work and discuss how true, fictional, personal, provider and patient stories can be used for advocacy, education, self-care, learning, fun, and to improve health and health care.

Meet the Author May 18, 2016

Reception & Book Signing 5:30 pm

Talk 6:00 pm

Faculty Conference Room, UMMS

Books will be available for purchase

Sponsored by: Worcester District Medical Society, Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library, and Beechwood Hotel.

Louise Aronson, MDLouise Aronson, MD, MFA, is a geriatrician, writer and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she serves as Chief of Geriatrics Education and Director of UCSF Medical Humanities. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, she holds a national Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine and provides primary, home hospital and hospice care to home-bound older adults. Dr. Aronson has received the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, the AOA Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award, as well as numerous awards for her teaching and writing. She is the author of the PEN America debut fiction award finalist, A History of the Present Illness, and her essays and stories appear regularly in newspapers and journals including the New York Times, Washington Post, New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Narrative Magazine, and Lancet.

To learn more about Dr. Aronson and her work visit: http://www.LouiseAronson.com