About the Series
The objective of the Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture Series is to review, assess, and discuss various historical aspects of the health care sciences. The series runs from Fall to Spring. The Annual Reynolds-Finley Lecture is the foremost presentation in this series that brings speakers of prominence to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


40th Annual Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture: February 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

"What Doctors Say and What Patients and Families Hear: Lessons from the History of Medicine and Pediatrics," by Hughes Evans, MD, PhD, Marcus Professor of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

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Biography of the Speaker
""Dr. Evans is the Marcus Professor of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, where she also chairs the division of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine. A graduate of Princeton University, she received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her PhD in history of science from Harvard University. She and her husband then moved to UAB where she completed her pediatric residency before joining the faculty in 1994. During her 25 years at UAB she practiced inpatient and outpatient pediatrics and taught numerous courses in medical humanities. She became increasingly involved in medical education and served as associate dean for students and then senior associate dean for medical education and chair of the newly formed department of medical education. Her research interests have been in the history of medical technology, the history of hospitals, and various aspects of the history of pediatrics. Her most recent research is on the history of Down syndrome and focuses in particular on why early and mid-twentieth century physicians overwhelmingly recommended institutionalization to parents of newborns with Down syndrome.

Location/Parking
This event will be held in Lecture Room E of Volker Hall, which is located at 1670 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama, 35233. Parking is reserved in UAB Lot 5A. Entrance is located on 16th Street between University Boulevard and 7th Avenue South. Watch for "SOM EVENT PARKING" signage to ensure you enter the correct gate. Pull a parking ticket to enter the lot and a validated ticket will be available at the lecture. *Please be aware if you are entering a parking deck, this is Children's Hospital parking and we cannot validate for this deck.

CMEs Available
As part of the 46th Annual University of Alabama Medical Alumni Weekend, CME credit is being offered. The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

This lecture is free and open to the public.