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Dr. David E. SmithOctober 1, 2010 7:30 PMSykes Auditorium
This event is free, registration required.
- The McCollough Lecture Series
David E. Smith, MD, FASAM, FAACT will offer the inaugural McCollough Lecture on "Universal Health Care: Issues of Access, Parity, and Funding."
Dr. Smith is recognized as a national leader in addiction medicine, the psychopharmacology of drugs, new research strategies in the management of drug abuse problems, and appropriate prescribing practices for physicians. He is an inaugural Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. His many leadership roles and achievements include serving as President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, President of the California Society of Addiction Medicine, Medical Director for the California State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Medical Director for the California Collaborative Center for Substance Abuse Policy Research and advisor to the Betty Ford Center and other treatment facilities. Dr. Smith is Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. He is founder and publisher of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs and has authored or co-authored 26 books and 340 journal articles. In addition to all of those accomplishments, however, back in 1967, Dr. Smith was founder and medical director of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics of San Francisco and as such has been regarded as the father of the free clinic movement in the United States. Clearly he recognized the major gaps that existed in the healthcare safety net which persist to this day. His broad and diverse experiences and expertise make him a public speaker much in demand. Access to healthcare is one of the most pressing issues in contemporary American Society. Dr. Smith will provide a unique perspective on the issues.
Thomas McCollough endowed the McCollough Lecture Series to honor his late wife Mary Lee Rankin McCollough and to establish a forum for the discussion of healthcare ethics.