MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 9/17/2009 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Elihu N. Root, M.D. Distinguished Lectureship Series Page Content WHAT:The Kelsey Research Foundation is pleased to announce the Elihu N. Root, M.D. Distinguished Lectureship. The inaugural ethics lecture will feature Yoram Unguru, M.D., M.S., M.A., F.A.A.P. who will present "The Experiences of Children Enrolled in Pediatric Oncology Research: Implications for Assent." Dr. Unguru is a physician in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division at Hermann and Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai and a faculty member at the Berman Bioethics Institute at John S. Hopkins University. WHY:The lectureship is being held in memory of Dr. Elihu Root, who was a distinguished member of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and long-time Chief of the Hematology/Oncology Department. His devotion to bioethics and the Kelsey-Seybold tradition of excellence in oncology and cancer care earned him a place of honor in his field and the admiration of both staff and patients. In his memory, the Elihu N. Root, M.D. Memorial Fund was established to support the annual lecture and provide continuing medical education in oncology and bioethics to physicians and other health care professionals. WHO: Any healthcare professional who is interested can attend. WHEN: Monday, October 12, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. WHERE: St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Denton A. Cooley Building Auditorium CONTACT: For more information about the lectureship and how to support the lecture series through a donation to the Elihu N. Root, M.D. Memorial Fund, please contact January Cantrell at the Kelsey Research Foundation at (713) 442-1214. About Kelsey-Seybold Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 450 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 24 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 16 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for three consecutive years and is the only 5-out-of-5-star rated plan in Texas. Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.