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Tending to the Soul: Medicine, Ministry and Spiritual Practice with Dr Mariette Murphy

Thursday, November 3, 6-7:30 pm

Goddard Chapel (dinner included)

Dr. Murphy is a pediatrician at MGH who has devoted her life to serving vulnerable populations. She experiences her medical practice as a vocation and ministry. Dr. Murphy believes her work with underserved and vulnerable populations was fed by significant prayer and contemplation time. Her spiritual practices provided her with necessary nurture to sustain her through difficult work.

Training in pediatrics at MGH and Children’s with fellowships in Ambulatory Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Child Protection, she ran the Children’s Emergency Room and developed the Sexual Abuse Team. She also developed and was Medical Director of Project Life a community based maternal child health intervention She earned an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health and went on to develop Adolescent Medicine in Cambridge MA , opening the Teen Health Center at Cambridge Rindge and Latin. Moving back to MGH in 1989, she founded Adolescent Medicine and brought her pediatric practice to MGH Charlestown Health Center where she continues to practice pediatric and adolescent medicine working with community based organizations.

Join us for dinner and conversation with Dr. Murphy.