Religious Diversity & Healthcare

Friday, April 14, 2023 - 11:00am
Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB), 1670 E. Drachman St.

Join us for the 2023 Fred & Barbara Borga Lecture. 

Religiously inflected controversies and challenges shape the world of health and medicine today. How can students best prepare for jobs in healthcare tomorrow? Join us for lunch and conversation with a health humanities panel about the importance of understanding religious diversity in healthcare settings. Real-world case studies will be shared for attendees to engage with and imagine possible outcomes.

Faculty Moderator:
Kristy Slominski, PhD, Religious Studies
Featured Panelists:
Ross Schwartzberg, MD; Vijay Patel, DDS; Myana Hibbert, Borga Award recipient

Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB), 1670 E Drachman St

Programming and lunch begin promptly at 11:30 AM in the HSIB auditorium.
Parking is recommended in Highland Garage.


Announcing an all new Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies for Health Professionals!
The first of its kind in the nation, this new major is designed for students interested in a broad range of health careers with an innovative curriculum centered on perspectives on life cycle issues from birth through the end of life, as well as the ongoing engagement of religious institutions and movements with healthcare.

The Fred & Barbara Borga Lecture Series is hosted by the College of Humanities Department of Religious Studies and Classics and is sponsored by the Fred & Barbara Borga Endowed Fund for Religious Studies, established by Dr. Ross Schwartzberg (B.G.S. 1985, M.D. 1990) to foster understanding and dialogue regarding religious traditions and their impact on health and medicine, and to support undergraduate students pursuing Religious Studies for Health Professionals.

Presented with support from the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson.