MCO CityWide Event Registration
Firearm and community violence exposure are traditionally thought of within the domain of public safety. However, healthcare has increasingly and explicitly become more engaged in the social determinants of health. As secular systems of justice, civil society, and healthcare intersect in areas of public safety, public policy, and even the built environment, new models of interventions & therapeutics have arisen... as well as controversy. What is a Christocentric framework for understanding firearm violence, faith, and healthcare when these are among the most politically charged issues of our time?
MCO invites you to join us for Guns & the Gospel, an MCO CityWide event at UPenn. David Chen M.D. will provide a Christian perspective on the gun violence epidemic in our community. A light dinner will be provided.
Jordan Medical Education Center, Room 515
3400 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104
1. Enter from the main entrance with the circular drop-off on Civic Center Blvd, under the sign that says "Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine".
2. Take the escalator up from the ground floor to the first floor.
3. Walk straight down the hall to the South Pavilion.
4. Go to the second set of elevators all the way at the end of the hall, and take the elevators up to the 5th floor.
5. The event is in Room 515 on the 5th floor.
We recommend parking at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Garage. The entrance to the underground parking garage is on Health Sciences Dr, between E Service Dr and Convention Ave. The cost of parking for 3 hours ranges from $7-13.
About Our Speaker
David Chen grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and certificate in Engineering Biology. He completed a dual program Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Public Health concentrating in Health Systems and Policy at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He moved to Delaware for his combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Jefferson Medical College-Christiana Care Health System and Nemours/Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children. He lived on the North Side of Wilmington for two years during his training.
David still lives within the city of Wilmington and is a dual board-certified Pediatric and Internal Medicine Hospitalist at Christiana Care Health System. He is a board member of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence and an advisor to the CDC Community Advisory Council on Gun Violence. David and his wife have two young boys and are members of Epiphany Church of Wilmington.
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