SUNY professor David Biro to speak on language of pain April 4 at UTSA

David Biro

David Biro

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(April 1, 2011)--The UTSA Department of Psychology will present David Biro, associate professor of dermatology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, who will speak on "The Language of Pain" at 4 p.m., Monday, April 4 in Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building Room 2.102 on the UTSA Main Campus.

Free and open to the public, Biro's presentation is based on his acclaimed book, "The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion and Relief." His first book, "One Hundred Days: My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient" chronicled his experience undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

Biro teaches in the medical humanities division and directs a course on medicine and literature. His articles have been published in various medical journals as well as The New York Times Magazine, Slate and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He received a medical degree from Columbia University and a doctoral degree in English literature from Oxford University.