The Soul of Medicine is a speaker series focusing on the personal, spiritual, moral, and creative dimensions of the healing arts featuring faculty, staff, and special guests. Students and staff from all USC schools and hospitals are welcome.
Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Office of Religous Life
Todd and Jean Forman redefine the term "family practice". They are a mother-son team of doctors in family practice in Newport Beach, California. Todd is a member of the famous rock band Sublime, and also plays saxaphone with the group Sublime with Rome. Both Formans are graduates and faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. At age 51, jean became the oldest person ever to graduate from the Keck School.
Father Chris Ponnet, pastor of St. Camillus Catholic Center and chaplain at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, holds a master's in divinity from St. John's Seminary and leads the Clinical Pastoral Education chaplaincy training program at County-USC.
Dr. Dagmar Grefe is the manager of Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She holds a Ph.D. from the Claremont School of Theology and an M.Div. from the Lexington Theological Seminary, University of Bonn, Germany. She leads the Clinical Pastoral Education chaplaincy training program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
The two will discuss the role that chaplains play in health care today.
Dr. Tarlow speaks about mindful meds and the integration of traditional and homeopathic therapies.
Pam Tarlow, Pharm.D., has been a licensed community pharmacist since 1981. For more than 17 years she has specialized in integrative pharmacy, helping customers and professionals effectively use natural products, integrated therapies and pharmaceuticals for prevention and health care concerns,
Tarlow currently practices at Santa Monica Homeopathic Pharmacy and consults with private clients and community pharmacists. She is a preceptor for the USC and Western University Pharmacy School students and teaches part of the self-care course. Tarlow is also on faculty of Yo San University (Traditional Chinese medicine) and the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy (homeopathic training for pharmacists). She lectures regularly on natural medicine, hormone balance, therapeutic aromatherapy, meditation and mindful eating.
Christine Driessen, Christian Science Practicioner in conversation with Jo Marie Reilly, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, USC will discuss the medical care of christian scientists.