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This Week on Sound Medicine — May 16

Anne Gershon, M.D., professor of pediatrics and director of pediatric infectious disease at Columbia University Medical Center, will discuss the 2008 outbreak of measles in San Diego and what lessons were learned about vaccinations.

D.A. Henderson, M.D., MPH, former director of the World Health Organization’s global smallpox eradication campaign, will discuss his book, Smallpox- the Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer, which details how he led the effort.

Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., director of the Indiana Resources Center for Autism at Indiana University, will explain changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders categorization of autism disorders.

Jody Hoffer Gittell, Ph.D., associate professor of management and MBA program director at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, will discuss relationship coordinated health care and what it means for patients.

Richard Frankel, Ph.D., professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine, will present a new installment of “Patient Listening,” where he speaks with parents of a child who died of cancer, who are now coaching medical professionals in how to speak more effectively and empathetically to parents of seriously ill children.

This week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” will explore posting calorie information in chain restaurants.

Listen to this week’s show online. Find archived editions on the Sound Medicine website. 

Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.
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