Past Events

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

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.

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

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. 

Learning Objectives
  • Appraise one’s own professional experience as a member of the healthcare team with the intersection of caring, character and human flourishing
  • Assess the state of human flourishing in the health ecosystem
  • Commit to next steps in advancing human flourishing in one’s professional practice

For more information, access the event brochure or see details below. 

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  • 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
  Event Materials


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  • Dell Logo
  • Mayo Clinic Logo
  • MCW Kern Institute
  • UCSF Logo
  • UW Madison Logo
  • Vanderbilt Logo