Join the National Conversation on Transforming Medicine

Current Discussion Series:
The Medical Profession Through the Lens of Human Flourishing

Participate in a national conversation where healthcare professionals can boldly ask fundamental questions about the profession of medicine, discuss its role in advancing human flourishing and consider how to address factors at the individual, community or societal level that can pose barriers to flourishing.

This series is presented by the Kern National Network for Caring & Character in Medicine through an investment from the Kern Family Trust and Kern Family Foundation.

Session 1

Human Flourishing, Caring and Character in the Medical Profession:
To What End?

Held Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 4–5 pm CT

In the first session of the series, participants learned more about the interrelated concepts of caring and character within medicine and engaged in a conversation with other healthcare professionals on the topic of promoting human flourishing. 

  • Opening: Cheryl Maurana, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin & KNN
  • Andrea Leep Hunderfund, MD, MHPE, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • John Luk, MD, Dell Medical School at UT-Austin
  • Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC, Vanderbilt University Medical Center & KNN
  • Moderator: Chris Stawski, PhD, Kern Family Foundation

Save the Date for Upcoming Sessions

Continue the conversation in future panel sessions:

Seeking Strength in Times of Crisis

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 4–5 pm CT

Social Justice, Health Equity and Human Flourishing: Are We All Included?

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 4–5 pm CT

Civic Responsibility: Medicine and Democracy

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 4–5 pm CT


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