Religion’s impact on health focus of March 28 event

Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) will host “Does Religion Prevent or Promote Health? A Public Conversation on Spirituality, Health Outcomes and Social Inequality” from 8 to 9 a.m. March 28 in Rice Memorial Center’s Farnsworth Pavilion. A breakfast reception will follow the event.

From left to right: Alejandro Chaoul, Alexander Prokhorov, Mary Shaw, Ann Barnes.

The event will include a panel discussion about the impact of religion on health featuring commentary by Alejandro Chaoul ’06, assistant professor at MD Anderson; Alexander Prokhorov, professor at MD Anderson; Ann Barnes, associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine; and Mary Shaw, associate professor at Florida International University.

The event is co-hosted by MD Anderson’s Department of Behavioral Science and is free and open to the public.

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