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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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In his long career as a pediatrician, Dr. Abe Bergman '54 saw many cases of children suffering from potentially preventable conditions. He will discuss "political medicine"—the art of persuading lawmakers to pass commonsense legislation—as a way of improving children's health. 

Dr. Bergman is professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of Washington's Harborview Medical Center, where he served as chief of pediatrics from 1983–2002. He earned his BA from Reed and his MD from Case Western Reserve University and served in the US Public Health Service before joining the faculty at UW. His career has focused on the care of underserved children; research in pediatric manpower, sudden infant death syndrome, and injury prevention. He is the author of 93 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 10 books.

He is also the winner of the 2018 Thomas Lamb Eliot Award, recognizing distinguished and sustained achievement by a Reed College graduate.

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