Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Learning from Failure

Atul Gawande, M.D.
Atul Gawande, M.D., was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Submitted photo Atul Gawande, M.D., hosted by the Great Issues Committee, will present "Learning From Failure" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Wool Ballroom in Busch Student Center.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open to the SLU community at 6 p.m. and to the public at 6:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the lecture. Gawande was ranked fifth in Time magazine's "Thinkers" category in the 2010 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
A Rhodes scholar, MacArthur fellow, and a New York Times bestselling author, Gawande is an innovative endocrine surgeon and public health researcher. He has studied and written extensively on reducing error and increasing efficiency in medicine and beyond. In his lecture at Saint Louis University he will address the humanity of medicine, particularly human error and how it can be used to improve health outcomes. Parking will be available in the Laclede Garage. For more information, email Luke Gatta at gic@slu.edu.