Area consultant to 'Grey's Anatomy' lectures at Hershey Medical Center

January 29, 2009

The inaugural lecture of a series designed to introduce new department chairs to the campus community and public will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the University Conference Center on the grounds of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Department of Humanities Chair Daniel Shapiro will present "“The Video Slam: Medical Students Learn the Patient Experience Through Home-Based Filmmaking." This lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow.

Shapiro, who joined the college in September, earned his doctorate from the University of Florida and went on to Harvard Medical School. He completed an internship at McLean Hospital and an endowed fellowship in medical crisis counseling at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

His professional writings have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Ethics and Behavior, Health Psychology and the Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

As someone who has lived on “both sides of the bed,” he has written two books and is a consultant to the hit television series “Grey’s Anatomy.” He also has been featured in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune,, and a number of other periodicals.

Those attending should reserve a space by calling (717) 531-8660.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009