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Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic
Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic By Abdul El-Sayed Moderated by: Dilip Das, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, UM Day/Date: Monday, October 19 Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: Live Stream Free and open to the public - no registration required Zoom Link to join this programming: https://umich.zoom.us/j/91645713215 Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Webinar ID: 91645713215 In Healing Politics Dr. El-Sayed draws on his experience as a physician, a public health official, and an epidemiologist to diagnose the causes of our broken political system. As an advocate for social justice, he moves beyond that and gives a prescription and a treatment plan. As Professor Cornel West says “This book is a majestic act of hope grounded in a life of great empathy and courage! . . . Abdul El-Sayed takes us on a breathtaking journey that uplifts our spirits in these grim days!” Dr. El-Sayed was born in Michigan to parents who emigrated to Detroit from Alexandria, Egypt. He graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan, attended Michigan’s Medical School before accepting a Rhodes Scholarship where he completed a Ph.D. in public health, and served as captain of the men’s lacrosse team. Upon returning to the states, he completed his medical training at Columbia. In August 2015 Mayor Mike Duggan appointed El-Sayed Health Officer and Executive Director of the Detroit Health Department, making him, at 30 years old, the youngest health officer in a major US city at the time. In 2016 El-Sayed was named one of Crain’s Detroit’s “40 under 40”, and “Public Official of the Year” by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. In 2017 the University of Michigan awarded him a Bicentennial Alumni Award, awarded to 20 alumni “whose achievements carry on Michigan’s traditions of intellectual creativity and academic endeavor, of civic engagement, and of national and international service.” Dr. El-Sayed ran for governor in 2018, coming in 2nd behind Gretchen Whitmer. Abdul’s book is available through these local bookstores: abdulelsayed.com/local-bookstores Dilip Das is Vice Provost for Diversity, Inclusion, & Student Affairs at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a liaison for 12 UM units on campus implementing their five-year Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic Plans. He is the Accreditation Liaison Officer at UM for the Higher Learning Commission’s 2020 UM Reaccreditation. Dilip also leads and helps manage statewide college access grant programs and mentors both graduate and undergraduate students. Dilip holds a doctorate in higher education administration, a master’s in science education, and a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Event Type : OLLI Reads      
Date(s) : 10/19/2020
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location : Online
Fee : $0.00
Event Status : COMPLETED