When Breath Becomes Air

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi is the widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, who wrote the No. 1 New York Times bestselling memoir "When Breath Becomes Air." Lucy wrote the epilogue for the book and will be speaking at this event.

An internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine, she completed her medical degree at Yale, her residency at the University of California-San Francisco and a postdoctoral fellowship training in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center. 

At the cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment and death, Lucy Kalanithi has special interests in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care and end-of-life care. She has appeared on PBS' NewsHour, on NPR's Morning Edition and in People magazine and The New York Times.

The lecture and book-signing is sponsored by Clarehouse, The University of Tulsa, the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and Magic City Books.

Attendees are invited to arrive early for a 6 p.m. reception and book sale.

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Lorton Performance Center, Gussman Hall
550 South Gary Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700

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Lecture/Speaker, Community Engagement


General Public, Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni


College of Health Sciences



Free and Open to the Public

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