The Kentucky Wesleyan College Ellie Magnuson Lecture Series will host Dr. James Fleming, a board certified neurologist at Nashville’s Saint Thomas West Hospital and an Owensboro native, who will speak on “The Uses of Empathy: A Physician’s Perspective” on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Room 106 in the Yu Hak Hahn Center for the Sciences. The public is invited to attend. Dr. Fleming holds a bachelor of science degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College (2003) where, as a James Graham Brown Scholar, he majored in biology and minored in chemistry and philosophy. He earned a master of science degree in philosophy, policy and social value from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005 and a doctorate of medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2009. He performed his internship in internal medicine and his residency in neurology at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Dr. Fleming served as a tutor at Wesleyan, at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and at Yale University, where he was coordinator of the Yale Interdisciplinary Bioethics Center. He has published a number of articles and presented several lectures on ethics, neurology and philosophy.
The Ellie Magnuson Lectures on Literature and Science honor the memory of Ellie Magnuson (1937 – 1989), a medical technologist with a passion for English literature, history and travel.