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DelmonicoDr. William Meredith (on the left) is pictured above with Dr. Frank Delmonico (on the right), C'66 just before this year's #MeredithLecture on "Organ Donation, Human Rights, Social Justice, and the Declaration of Istanbul." Dr. Delmonico is a former Board member of the National Kidney Foundation and a recipient of the NKF’s David M. Hume lifetime achievement award. He was a co-recipient of the Prince of Asturias award on behalf of The Transplantation Society for his efforts in the establishment of the Declaration of Istanbul. He also is the recipient of the Shumakov Medal from the Moscow Institute of Transplantation and the Gold Medal of the Catalan Transplantation Society. As a former Councilor of the American Society of Transplantation, Dr. Delmonico was also a recipient of the AST’s Senior Clinician Award.  As an Alumnus of Mount St. Mary's, he was the recipient of the Founder’s Bruté Medal.

Dr. Delmonico has been an invited lecturer and Visiting Professor in numerous cities and universities in more than 70 countries throughout the world.  He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Pan American University of Mexico City. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association and theNew York Times. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Nightline, Good Morning AmericaCBS Sunday Morning America, Bloomberg News and NPR News.

Although Dr. Delmonico is Professor of Surgery Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is Emeritus Director of Renal Transplantation, he still found time to come lecture at the Mount. If you were unable to attend, please view the link below to watch his full lecture: http://new.livestream.com/msmu/events/3509985  

Students and faculty enjoyed a fascinating presentation on the evening of October 17, 2013 about how the faith of several famous scientists, like Copernicus and Einstein, may have shaped their scientific thinking. The speaker, Dr. Steven Gimbel, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Gettysburg College, pointed out that scientists are people too and their religious upbringing and education can influence the way they view the world. This event was sponsored by the George Henry Miles Honor Society and the Meredith Science and Culture lecture series, in honor of Dr. William "Bill" Meredith, Professor Emeritus of Biology. Bill and his wife, Betty, were in attendance.

 
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