University of Iowa

Moving Knowledge, Not People: Project Echo

Monday, September 17, 2018, 8:00am
General Hospital , Internal Medicine Library, GH SE324
220 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

International Programs welcomes acclaimed physician and pain and palliative care specialist Dr. M.R. Rajagopal to Iowa City for a series of talks during September 16-18.

Dr. M. R. Rajagopal is the founder-chairman of Pallium India, a palliative care non-governmental organization based out of Kerala, India. A 2018 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, he has been referred to as the ‘father of palliative care in India’ (first by the New York Times) in honor of his significant contribution to the Indian palliative care scene. Dr. Rajagopal was awarded the ‘Padma Shri,’ one of the highest civilian honors, by the government of India in 2018 and ‘Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism’ by Human Rights Watch in 2014.

September 17

  • Moving Knowledge, Not People: Project Echo

    8 a.m., Internal Medicine Library, GH SE324

  • Treat the Suffering, Not Just Diseases

    12 p.m., MERF 2117

  • The Global Impact of U.S. Opioid Policies

    4:30-6 p.m., College of Nursing Building, 20 CNB


September 18

  • Foreign Relations Council luncheon - Palliative Care is Everyone’s Business: Social Capital and Community Participation

    12 p.m., Congregational Church

    Free if not eating lunch

  • Developing the Role of the Pharmacist in India

    4-5:30 p.m., College of Pharmacy Banker Room, PHAR 115

  • Dying Well: A Community Forum on Palliative Care in Iowa and in India

    6-9 p.m., University Athletic Club

    Refreshments are served

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Supportive and Palliative Care Program.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Ann Broderick in advance at 319-321-6962 or