|Wally in the Lab|
|Dr. Richard Gunderman ’83 keynote address after dinner. Gunderman is the Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University. In his presentation titled 'Transforming Minds and Hearts in the Laboratory of Life,' Gunderman shared, 'Laboratories are not only for people with MDs or PhDs but that life can be a laboratory for each and every one of us. You don’t have don’t have to discover a new cure to transform a life. I think if every one of us can keep our eyes and minds and hearts open we too can transform a life.
'In some cases these transformations are triumph – the discovery of new ideas, new relationships – but in other cases these transformations involve set backs. And in some cases these transformations involve tragedy.
'The laboratory of life is not always a safe place and sometimes we are tested. We are tested in ways we would never wish on anyone. And yet, it’s perhaps more in tragedy than in triumph that we enjoy the greatest opportunities for transformation.'