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Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m., Genentech Hall Auditorium, Mission Bay + Livestream, Registration

The students have spoken, and hundreds voted for Dr. Kai Kennedy to deliver the Sumner and Hermine Marshall Endowed Last Lecture. Dr. Kennedy will deliver a lecture on the prompt, "If you had but one lecture to give, what would you say?” This interprofessional event will bring out stories intertwining various dimensions of Dr. Kennedy’s professional, personal, spiritual, and cultural experiences that have brought her to UCSF today. Sponsors: GPSA, Student Life, and AAUCSF.

Kai Kennedy, PT, DPT serves as Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Equity in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, the Program on Interprofessional Practice and Education, the Global Brain Health Institute, and the Behavioral Neurology Training Program at UCSF, and in the Health Policy and Law program at UC Hastings. Her teaching spans the areas of Professional Identity, Leadership, Interprofessional Collaboration, and Population Health. Dr. Kennedy has extensive experience addressing issues of health equity and works with partners to scale up rehabilitative care and educational equity in the United States, the Caribbean, West Africa, and Europe. She has a keen interest in applying an equity lens to leadership, curriculum development, and clinical practice. Her research aims to identify innovative strategies to prepare clinicians to provide effective care in community-centered programs. She is the first physical therapist to be named Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity and serves as a consultant on issues of health and educational equity around the country and around the world. Dr. Kennedy has a longstanding record of professional service and currently serves as the Director of Social Responsibility and Global Health in the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Leadership and Innovation. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiological Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park; her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Virginia Commonwealth University; and her fellowship training at the George Washington University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Professions Education at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Reception with appetizers and desserts immediately following in-person event.

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Sumner and Hermine Marshall Endowment
To honor the memory of Sumner and Hermine Marshall, their sons, Gregory Marshall, MD (UCSF Urology 1993), Randolph Marshall, MD (UCSF 1988) and Brad Marshland, have established an endowment for the annual UCSF Last Lecture series, which reflects their parents’ lifelong commitment to education, social equity, and nurturing human potential.

Sumner Marshall, MD became part of the UCSF community in 1961 when he began his Urology residency. He built a thriving practice of pediatric and adult urology in Berkeley over several decades, while also maintaining a faculty position at UCSF, culminating in a full Clinical Professorship. He loved his time teaching urology to third year medical students, which he did for over 50 years. His enthusiasm and authentic connection with students led to multiple teaching awards. As an active participant in weekly UCSF Urology Grand Rounds, he was known for incorporating the patients’ perspective into clinical discussions.

Hermine Marshall, PhD was a lifelong educator who completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology at UC Berkeley in 1967. Her research centered on the development of self-concept and motivation for learning in the classroom. For most of her career, she headed the Early Childhood Master’s Degree Program at San Francisco State University, and served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology. She was sought out for her wisdom in the field, and was a role model for generations of students.

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