In this episode, Dr. Barry Kerzin and Bill Strickland look inward at the far-reaching effects of compassion in humans. The pair discuss their personal friendship that was forged through the Dalai Lama and how their belief in the power of compassion can be implemented in the workplace, education and medicine.
Dr. Kerzin is the personal physician to the Dalai Lama and founder of the Altruism in Medicine Institute. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.D. from the University of Southern California. The Altruism in Medicine Institute is a non-profit that seeks to research how altruism in the medical field is able to bring about better mental and physical health. You can learn more about their work at www.altruismmedicine.org and follow Dr. Kerzin on Twitter @BarryKerzin.
Bill Strickland is the President and CEO of the Manchester-Bidwell Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit. The Manchester-Bidwell Corporation works with at-risk youths through involvement in the arts and provides job-training for adults. Bill is a 1970 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, a 1996 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and has served in White House appointments during the George H.W. Bush and Obama administrations. You can learn more about Bill at his website www.bill-strickland.com and the work of Manchester-Bidwell at www.manchesterbidwell.org.