A world renowned educator on grief and palliative care, Justin Baker, MD, Chief of Quality of Life and Palliative Care at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will present a free lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 pm, at Jump Simulation Auditorium B, 1306 N. Berkeley Ave., Peoria.

“Addressing Grief: Bereaved Parents’ Roles in Education and Parent Support Programs” is the topic of the lecture that will review grief and bereavement. Specifically, Dr. Baker will look at how grief affects children in different ways based on their developmental level. He will also discuss a novel, innovative program that allows bereaved parent volunteers who are specially trained to provide support and education to other families dealing with grief.

“Addressing Grief: Bereaved Parents’ Roles in Education, Support Programs”
Wednesday, February 5, at 6:30 pm
Jump Simulation, 1306 N. Berkeley Ave., Peoria

Lecture by Justin Baker, MD
Chief of the Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Register online go.uic.edu/hart or with Kathy at kathy@uic.edu; phone (309) 624-9604. Free and open to the public, the event is presented as part of the Hart Endowed Lectureship and sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

The Robert D. Hart, MD Endowed Lectureship was established in 2002 to honor the late Dr. Hart for his distinguished medical career as a pediatrician. Income from this fund enables prominent scholars to enhance training and education of medical students, residents, practicing physicians, and the community.