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Morreim Will Talk at Davidson About Medical Errors

March 23, 2001
Contact: Bill Giduz 704/894-2244 or bigiduz@davidson.edu

Haavi Morreim of the department of Human Values and Ethics at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine will present Davidson College's annual Fredrick Womble Speas Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, March 28.

Her free public lecture, entitled "Medical Errors: Pinning the Blame vs. Blaming the System," begins at 7 p.m. in the 900 Room of the College Union.

A graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Virginia, Morreim focuses her research on the ethical and legal implications of medicine's changing economics. She has more than eighty publications in journals of law, medicine, and ethics, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Archives of Internal Medicine, California Law Review, Hastings Center Report, and the Wall Street Journal.

Her books include Balancing Act: The New Medical Ethics of Medicine's New Economics, and the forthcoming Holding Health Care Accountable : Law and the New Medical Marketplace.

For more information or Morreim's talk, call 894-2482.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,600 students. Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Davidson recently launched "Let Learning Be Cherished," a $250 million campaign in support of student financial assistance, academic resources, and community life.

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