Book Raises Money to Help the Homeless
Posted on Sunday, January 31, 2010 [4:22 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- A Southcentral Kentucky native
will hold a book-signing Feb. 11 at Lindsey Wilson College to raise
money for a Kentucky homeless shelter.
Dr. Jann Aaron will talk about her book, Open Heart:
Returning Home to Practice Medicine
, and she will also do a
signing. All proceeds raised from sale of the book will be used to
support The Healing Place
Aaron's talk will be at 11 a.m. CT Thursday, Feb. 11, in the
Lindsey Wilson Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference
Based in Louisville, Ky., The Healing Place is a network of
social services that offers men's and women's shelters for the
homeless and also provides a network of social services for those
addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Open Heart is a work of fiction based on numerous patients
Aaron treated while practicing medicine in Southcentral Kentucky.
The stories span Aaron's time from after her internship, when she
practiced medicine in Appalachia briefly with her father-in-law, to
the time six years later when she returned to Kentucky to practice
"The stories are based on real people and real situations," said
Aaron, who currently lives in Henry County, Ky. "They are not meant
to be factual. Rather, poetic license was liberally used at times
to address a larger social issue. I changed the names, but all of
the incidents in the book are based on truth."
A graduate of Campbellsville High School, Aaron earned a medical
degree from the University of Louisville. She went on to a
residency in diagnostic radiology at Yale University followed by a
Harvard University fellowship in neuroradiology at Massachusetts
Aaron has been chair of the St. Anthony Medical Center Imaging
Center in Louisville; she was chair of the University of Louisville
School of Medicine Department of Radiology; and she was an adjunct
associate professor of anatomical science and neurobiology at U of
Aaron is a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology
and a member of the American College of Radiology. In addition to
Open Heart, Aaron has been published extensively in
professional literature, with books, articles and reviews.
Dr. Jann Aaron will speak about Open Heart: Returning Home
to Practice Medicine at 11 a.m. CT Thursday, Feb. 11, in the
Lindsey Wilson College Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference
Center. For more information, contact the college at
email@example.com or (270) 384-8400.