April 19, 2012
Dr. Paul Farmer, Harvard Medical School professor and a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), will deliver a lecture titled "The Corporal Works of Mercy and the 21st-Century Struggle Against Poverty" at Yale Divinity School on Thursday, April 26. Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 6 p.m. in Marquand Chapel of Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect St.
Farmer, an anthropologist and physician and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is well-known for his work with PIH—an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care services and undertakes research and advocacy activities on behalf of the poor and medically under-served.
Co-sponsoring the event are Yale Divinity School (through the Office of the Dean and the Samuel Thorne and Zenas Crane lectureships), the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale, and the Yale Medical Humanities Lecture Series.