Join the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust and the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education as we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day with the official launch of the Project on Bioethics and the Holocaust: Using Testimony in Medical and Health Professions Education. We will introduce our newly developed clearinghouse for resources and tools for education and research related to medicine, ethics and the Holocaust, as well as provide a guided tour of how to use this revolutionary multimedia curriculum to enhance teaching and learning by incorporating the value of the individual voice into medical and health professions education. Experts will be on hand to demonstrate how the project works, answer questions and discuss the necessity of using the lessons of the past to inform our current approach to the issues we are facing as a society today.
Dr. Kori Street, Finci-Viterbi Interim Executive Director, 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.
Ira Bedzow is the Director of The MirYam Institute Project on International Ethics & Leadership and Head of the International Chair in Bioethics Unit (a World Medical Association Cooperation Centre) at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University. He holds a PhD in Religion from Emory University and a Masters degree from University of Chicago. His interests relate to understanding the ethical implications of biotechnology and healthcare policy as well as how organizations can create an ethical culture through values-driven leadership. Bedzow is also Co-Director of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust (MIMEH), Senior Scholar of the Aspen Center for Social Values, a contributor at the MirYam Institute, and a regular contributor in Forbes for their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion section. He is also an Orthodox rabbi (yoreh yoreh, yadin yadin).
Tessa Chelouche, M.D, is originally from South Africa and has been living in Israel for the past 42 years. She qualified at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine and is currently the head of a Family Medicine practice for Clalit Medical Services. For the past 18 years, and continuing in the present, she has directed and taught an undergraduate course on Medicine and the Holocaust at the Technion Faculty of Medicine. She is the Co-Director of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, and the Co-Chair of the Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust of the International Chair of Bioethics. She is the co-editor of the "Casebook on Bioethics and the Holocaust" which has been translated into 6 languages and is in use presently at numerous academic medical educational institutions worldwide. She has published several articles on Medicine and the Nazi period, and Medicine and the Holocaust, and is currently a member of the Lancet Commission on the Lancet Commission on Medicine and the Holocaust: Historical Evidence, Implications for Today, Teaching for Tomorrow.