Bethel Mesgana, Doug Cheung will develop undergraduate course on holistic healthcare— Irvine, Calif., October 20, 2010 --
Two UC Irvine seniors dedicated to compassionate healing have been awarded the 2010-11 XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship, established at UCI in 2004 to recognize students committed to ethical leadership, peace and positive global relations.
Bethel Mesgana and Doug Cheung will receive $7,500 each and share an additional $2,500 to create an undergraduate course and public forum promoting the holistic understanding of illness and healing. The class will feature lessons in psychiatry, geriatrics and family medicine. People with chronic diseases or terminal illnesses will also speak about the importance of sensitive and compassionate care. A panel of experts, patients and caregivers will participate in a public forum next spring.
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