By Bailey Torres
On Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Doré Theatre the Kegley Institute of Ethics hosts Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, as their fall lecturer. He will be discussing the good and bad of health care practices within the United States.
Students “will be given a whole new perspective on health care,” Dr. Christopher Meyers, director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics at CSUB, stated via email.He added that Brawley is “funny and smart, and a really great guy. Students will love the talk and learn a tremendous amount along the way.”
Among other topics covered in his book,“How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America,”Brawley discusses, “the over-treatment of the rich, the under treatment of the poor,”and “the financial conflicts of interest that determine the care that physicians’ provide,” according to the book’s inside jacket.
The American Cancer Society website states that Brawley currently serves as professor of hematology, oncology, medicine and epidemiology at Emory University.As chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society,he is “responsible for promoting the goals of cancer prevention, early detection, and quality treatment through cancer research and education.”
This event is free and open to the public. There will be free parking after 6:00 p.m. in lots A, B, and C, and a book signing will follow Dr. Brawley’s lecture. Russo’s will also be on-campus selling copies of his book. For any further information regarding Dr. Brawley’s lecture, students are encouraged to call (661) 654-2555.