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Annual David J. Magoon Memorial Lecture Celebrates Medical Education with Featured Speakers and Award Presentation

by Tiffany Pellegrene | Mar 13, 2014

CANTON, Ohio (March 11, 2014) – The sixth annual David J. Magoon Memorial Lecture commemorates the important role medical education plays in preparing future health care professionals, along with the contributions physician and nurses make as mentors. This year’s event will take place Thursday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. 

Daniel Wasdahl, M.D., associate professor of pathology at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Aultman Hospital pathologist, is the recipient of the 2014 David J. Magoon Award for Excellence in Health Professions Education award. Wasdahl is beloved by his students for his attention to detail, willingness to listen and ability to respond to their educational needs.

The keynote speaker is Jose G. Rigau-Perez, M.D., MPH, who is a pediatrician, epidemiologist and medical historian. Rigau-Perez was a friend of photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), who is known for his photographs of well-known 20th century healers. The first installment of a special exhibit – “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits” – is currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Honoring Karsh’s work, Rigau-Perez will present “Healers of Our Age – The Portraits by Yousuf Karsh and Their Message of Care and Compassion.”

The lecture is free and open to the public; reservations are required by calling 330-363-4908. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and fellowship, followed by the program at 6 p.m. in the Aultman Hospital Morrow House Auditorium. Free parking is available in the parking deck on Seventh Street SW. 

The David J. Magoon Memorial Lecture and award presentation are in memory of the third-year Harvard Medical School student and 24-year-old son of Drs. Elbert and Martha Magoon, who passed away in a tragic accident in 2006. 

The annual lecture is made possible by memorial donations. To make a donation, call The Aultman Foundation at 330-363-4908 or go to www.aultmanfoundation.org.
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