Boston University School of Public Health’s Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights presents the annual Cathy Shine lecture. The lectureship honors the memory of Cathy Shine and her dedication to the rights of all those in need of care. This year’s event will feature Dr. Heidi B. Kummer (SPH ’04). Dr. Kummer is the founder of the independent practice 3C Patient Advocacy and has served as President of the Patient Advocate Certification Board since 2021.


Please find references and resources from Dr. Kummer’s presentation here:


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    Heidi B. Kummer

    President, Patient Advocate Certification Board (SPH '04)

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    George Annas

    William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University; Director of the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health (MODERATOR)


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