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“Patient Listening”: a professor takes his terminal illness into the classroom

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Air date: July 19, 2013

Host: Barbara Lewis

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Interview: Vincent Gattone, professor of pathology and instructor of gross anatomy, Indiana University School of Medicine.

Rich Frankel, Ph.D., director, Mary Margaret Walther Palliative Care Research and Education Program, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.



Vincent Gattone is a professor of pathology and instructor of gross anatomy at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a renowned professor and a father of five children; he is also dying from an incurable form of cancer. Dr. Gattone sits down with “Patient Listening” host Rich Frankel to discuss the progression of his disease, his career and personal life, and his decision to use his illness as a learning experience for his students. Rich Frankel, Ph.D., is director of the Mary Margaret Walther Palliative Care Research and Education Program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

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