‘Judaism, Clinicians and Healing’ topic for Maimonides talk

Howard Silverman, M.D., M.S.

Howard Silverman, M.D., M.S., will speak on “Judaism, Clinicians and Healing” at the next Tucson Maimonides Society dinner event, Monday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Westward Look Resort.

His book, “Healing Ceremonies: Creating Personal Rituals for Spiritual, Emotional, Physical and Mental Health” describes his experiences using ceremonies as a vehicle to integrate traditional medical care and personal healing experiences and acts as a primer for creating healing ceremonies.

Silverman is associate dean for information resources and educational technology at The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix. He is involved with the creation of the medical school curriculum and is a clinical professor of family and community medicine and clinical professor of basic medical sciences at the UA College of Medicine and a clinical professor of biomedical informatics at Arizona State University. Previously, he was education director for the program in integrative medicine at the UA and was the Banner Health System director of medical informatics and clinical innovation.

The Tucson Maimonides Society is a Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona affinity group. The dinner, open to physicians, dentists, podiatrists, psychologists and their guests, is $40 ($20 for interns/medical residents, free for medical students). RSVP by Jan. 19 to Karen Graham at 577-9393, ext. 118 or kgraham@jfsa. org, or online at jewishtucson.org.