Dobihal Lecture: “Finding Contentment” by Dr. Asha C. Shipman

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
The Anlyan Center (TAC) Auditorium See map
300 Cedar Street

The Program for Medicine, Spirituality and Religion presents its last lecture of the season celebrating the ministry and legacy of the Rev. Edward Dobihal with The Dobihal Lecture given by Dr. Asha Shipman


Dr. Asha Shipman earned a PhD and MA in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut along with an MS in Ecology also from UCONN. Her PhD research examined the effects of Globalization on the cultural models of marriage among marriageable Hindus living in Bangalore, India. Her most recent research project examines spiritual support for Hindu students at US college and university campuses. She is a contributor to the first book on Hindu chaplaincy in the US coming out this Fall entitled “Hindu Approaches to Spiritual Care.” 



Given to commemorate the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Edward Dobihal, The Dobihal Lecture celebrates the intersection of religion and medicine.  The Rev. Dobihal was the first full-time chaplain at Yale-New Haven Hospital, hired in 1964, serving until his retirement in 1989.  He was a visionary leader who expanded the scope of spiritual care to welcome all faith traditions and was a guiding force for the founding of the nation’s first Hospice.