A Will Weinstein Conversation: Medical Ethics

Thursday, August 5, 2010 (All day)

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Law School, Classroom 2
Admission: Free-of-charge
Parking: $5 after 4:00 p.m. on the UH Manoa campus
RSVP: Acceptances only
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Carolyn Cooper is a British-trained physician who graduated from The Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales after receiving a BS from The University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She then undertook a clinical fellowship in Sports Medicine at The Royal London Hospital, before moving to California in 1993. Dr. Cooper completed a Clinical Fellowship in Endocrinology at Stanford University School of Medicine and went on to do her internship and residency training at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Cooper is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been in private practice in San Francisco for the last 10 years. Dr. Cooper currently maintains privileges at California Pacific Medical Center.

L. Richard Fried, Jr. settled in Hawaii in 1968 after the Vietnam War and retired as a United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. Fried was admitted to the bar in Hawai‘i in 1968 and co-founded Cronin, Fried, Sekiya & Haley in 1973. In the firm’s 35 years in practice, it has grown from four to 17 lawyers with over 50 employees. The firm specializes in medical malpractice but includes personal injury, product liability and aviation law. To date, more than 50 verdicts and settlements, each in excess of $1 million, have been obtained in medical malpractice suits. Fried is active on the boards of the Hawaii Theatre Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Honolulu Symphony and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Jerris Hedges, MD, MS, MMM, became Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine in March 2008, moving to Hawaii from the internationally-respected Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). During his twenty-year career at OHSU Medical School, Dr. Hedges served as Associate Professor, Professor, and Department Chair in Emergency Medicine. He was named Vice Dean at OHSU in 2005. Dr. Hedges has also served as President of both the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine. In October 2000, Dr. Hedges was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM), which advises the nation on biomedical science, medicine and health.

Will K. Weinstein, money manager and former partner in two very successful investment banking firms, currently teaches at San Francisco State University, and leads a post graduate summer course, “Ethics and Integrity in the Real World,” at the Law School and the Shidler College of Business. This is Weinstein’s seventh summer teaching the course, introducing special guest speakers to the university and helping to make this conversation series available to the public.

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