Guest Speaker: "Faith and Fear in the Ebola Crisis"
Tuesday, March 24, 8:10 a.m.
Please note the rescheduled date of this event.
Saint Louis Priory School
Priory is pleased to welcome Dr. Timothy P. Flanigan to address the student body on Tuesday, March 24 at 8:10 a.m. Dr. Flanigan, a Providence-based infectious disease specialist, will reflect on the two months he spent organizing medical aid in Monrovia, Liberia — the heart of the Ebola outbreak. His tasks included training doctors and medical professionals on safe practices, organizing equipment distribution, and writing guidelines for the construction of medical facilities.
Dr. Flanigan is Professor of Medical Science with the Division of Infectious Diseases at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He is a nationally recognized clinical research investigator with expertise in HIV medicine among “hard to reach communities” including substance users and incarcerated populations. He has more than 20 years of experience in clinical research, both investigator-initiated and multicenter (NIH, CDC, and Ryan White) funded projects. He has engaged in international collaborations on HIV, Tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases in West Africa over the last 10 years.
Dr. Flanigan is also a member of the Board of Regents at Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island. Saint Louis Priory School and Portsmouth Abbey School are developing a partnership through the Portsmouth Institute, a Catholic scholarly foundation. Its mission is to explore the rich heritage of Catholic thought, guided by Benedictine tradition and in service to the new evangelization. With yearly conferences held at Portsmouth Abbey, and regional lectures, seminars, and colloquia held throughout the year in Portsmouth, St. Louis, and other strategic locations, the Portsmouth Institute will work towards accomplishing what the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops calls “the intellectual tasks of the new evangelization.” Through its integrated programs, the Portsmouth Institute will help foster the intellectual and spiritual lives of students at Portsmouth and St. Louis Abbeys, provide a platform for leading Catholic scholars to affect American culture, serve the clergy and religious through evangelization and education, and will encourage all members of society to explore Catholic thought and reflect on the role of the Catholic faith in contemporary American life.
Dr. Flanigan's story was featured in the Providence Journal in December before his talk at Portsmouth Abbey.