Luigi Giussani’s book At the Origin of the Christian Claim will be presented Thursday evening May 3rd at 7:00 P.M. at the Newman Center- 1810 North Roosevelt – on the campus of Wichita State University . Discussing the book will be Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, a Franciscan brother and physician who is the Kilbride-Clinton Chair in Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School and is associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Joining Dr. Sulmasy will be the Rev. David Carter, a Vaishnava priest who is minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita.
Dr. Sulmasy serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, and is the author of four books – The Healer’s Calling (1997), Methods in Medical Ethics (2001; 2nd ed. 2010), The Rebirth of the Clinic (2006), and A Balm for Gilead (2006). Dr. Sulmasy’s research interests include both theoretical and empirical studies of ethics and spirituality in medicine.
He received his A.B. and M.D. degrees from Cornell University and completed his residency, chief residency, and post-doctoral fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1995. (more bio info here, here and here)