The Project on Bioethics and the Holocaust: Using Testimony in Medical and Health Professions Education is proud to incorporate the Dimension in Testimony (DiT) experience as a component of our comprehensive educational resources. DiT is an initiative by USC Shoah Foundation to record and display testimony in a way that will preserve the dialogue between Holocaust survivors and learners far into the future. The interactive biographies enable people to ask questions that prompt real-time responses from pre-recorded video interviews with Holocaust survivors.
This panel will feature a conversation with the interactive biography of Eva Kor (1934-2019), a survivor of Josef Mengele’s infamous twin experiments and an advocate for human rights and ethical practice in medicine. The inclusion of this innovative resource centers the lived experience and humanizes the discussion on ethics.
We will be joined by Dr. Kori Street, Finci-Viterbi Interim Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation and Dr. Alex Kor, Eva's son and a practicing podiatrist who lectures about the effects of the Holocaust on medical practice using his experience as the son of Holocaust survivors.
Lesly Culp is USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education's Acting Director of Education and Outreach. Lesly designs and delivers professional development, manages multimedia content for IWitness and other testimony-based educational resources. She works with international partners, and heads the William P. Lauder Junior Intern Program – among other projects. Lesly is an ELA National Board Certified teacher who holds both her B.A. in English, Language and Literature and her Master’s in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Southern California. She has over 22 years of experience as a high school English teacher.
Dr. Kori Street, Finci-Viterbi Interim Executive Director, has spent has spent a decade leading the Institute’s academic, education and administration initiatives which reach scholars, educators and students in 80 countries. Starting in 2011, Dr. Street served as Director of Education, overseeing the development and exponential growth of IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s no-cost educational website. Under their direction, the educational platform launched at the United Nations, secured an institutional partnership with Discovery Education, and now reaches tens of millions of educators and students worldwide. After completing a Master’s in the History of Education and Gender/Feminism at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, Dr. Street received their PhD in history from the University of Victoria in 2001. Dr. Street currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and as a member of the Education Working Group of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.
Stacy Gallin, D.M.H., is the Founder and Director of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust (MIMEH). Dr. Gallin serves as a member of the Governing Council for the International Chair of Bioethics (WMA Cooperation Centre), where she is also the Co-Chair of the Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust and a faculty member for the Department of Education.Dr. Gallin is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University and a contributing editor for the Globe Post. In April 2021, Dr. Gallin organized and directed “Medicine and Morality: Lessons from the Holocaust and COVID-19,” which featured international scholars including Dr. Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to US President Biden, discussing the nexus between medicine, ethics, and the Holocaust and how lessons learned from the past have been incorporated into the handling of COVID-19. Dr. Gallin is currently working with the USC Shoah Foundation to develop new and innovative educational programing, including a first-of-its-kind clearinghouse for resources and tools for education and research related to medicine, ethics, and the Holocaust.
Ryan Fenton-Strauss is the Interim Director of Media at the USC Shoah Foundation. Ryan has been a part of the Shoah Foundation for nearly 20 years, overseeing the digitization and restoration of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. Additionally, Ryan designed the volumetric capture systems and was one of the architects that designed the post-production workflows for the Dimensions in Testimony project. Over the years, Ryan has been involved with numerous filming of testimonies in various countries around the world.
Dr. Alex Kor, Eva's son and a practicing podiatrist who lectures about the effects of the Holocaust on medical practice using his experience as the son of Holocaust survivors.