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Bicentennial StoryCorps Interview No. 7: The anti-suffering squad

Trisha Paul (right) with her professor and mentor Ken Pitch. Photo by Storycorps.

In celebration of the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial, the U-M Library partnered with the national oral history organization StoryCorps to record and preserve stories from our community. During the Fall Festival Bicentennial Celebration, participants had conversations with friends, classmates, family members and colleagues about meaningful experiences at U-M. These stories, presented and curated by the U-M Library in collaboration with StoryCorps, capture the essence of the U-M’s past and present.

Interview No. 7: Ken Pituch & Trisha Paul

U-M medical student Trisha Paul talks with her professor and mentor, Ken Pituch, medical director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Mott Children’s Hospital, about connecting with patients and their parents to shape palliative care for children as part of “the anti-suffering squad.”

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“We’re the anti-suffering squad. Our job is to minimize the pain, the misery, the turmoil that’s associated with undergoing treatments for a disease while other specialists are still working on trying to make you as good as you can be, physically.”—Dr. Ken Pituch

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