Aug 12, 2016

KCU Hosts Symposium Addressing Gun Violence and Public Health

KCU, in collaboration with the Center for Practical Bioethics and St. Joseph Medical Center, co-hosted the 22nd Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture and Symposium, "Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue," April 10 - 11. The lecture also served to kick off KCU's "Current Issues in Bioethics" speaker series — part of the Bioethics II course for 2nd-year COM students.

This year's symposium featured plenary speakers Dr. Daniel Webster, professor of public health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dr. Lance Stell, professor of philosophy, emeritus, Davidson College; professor emeritus, Carolinas Medical Center.

Open to the public, the gathering encouraged courteous listening and civil discourse on this critical issue, which continues to impact public health in our country. As an important part of the medical community, KCU has a role in promoting constructive dialogue on matters that affect the health and well-being of the communities we serve.