The University of Iowa

Dr. Rajagopal visits Iowa City for a series of talks Sept 17-18

August 23rd, 2018

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 17-18. 

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, or 319-321-6962.