Healing Ceremonies – an MDs Perspective

Date(s) - 19 Feb 2013
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

8th Day Coffee and Culture

Healing Ceremonies – Do they work? An MD’s Surprising Perspective.

Scientific and medical research now confirms the long-held belief that faith promotes health. But in practical terms, how does one incorporate such healing power into day-to-day life?

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Speaker: Howard Silverman, MD

Howard Silverman, MD, currently serves as the Associate Dean for Information Resources and Educational Technology and is a Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and a Clinical Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University.


Venue: 8th Day Coffee & Culture

828 North 2nd Street Phoenix,     AZ 85004

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM (MST)


Guests arrive, coffee & bakery items served:   7:15 to 7:30 am

Introduction: 7:30 to 7:35 am

Presentation: 7:35 to 8:20 am

Q&A: 8:20 to 8:30 am


Fresh baked gourmet muffins and fair trade coffee will be provided.

Parking information: Free parking is located onsite.



The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix admitted its first class of first-year medical students in August 2007. The College of Medicine – Phoenix has 265 students training to be physicians. The college seeks to promote health and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for the people of Arizona and beyond through education, research and patient care.

Start Smart and Science Cafe are free lectures that bring cutting edge topics to the community and are presented by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix faculty and affiliates. Start Smart lectures are held in the morning 7:30 to 8:30am and Science Cafe lectures are held in the evening from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. The intention of the series is to provide informative discussion in informal settings.

For further information on the Science Cafe and Start Smart Lecture Series please contact Allison Otu, Director of Communications at allisonotu@email.arizona.edu