Paul DeBell, MD, a psychiatrist and faculty member at New York Medical

School, will discuss a scientific approach to spirituality at Western

University of Health Sciences (WesternU) on Wednesday, March 24.

Dr. DeBell will speak on campus at noon in Prem Reddy Hall, Health

Professions Center. His talk is free and open to the public. A

complimentary lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the University’s Humanism in the Health Sciences Committee,

Dr. DeBell will share his experiences in trying to achieve a balance

between science and spirituality in his own life. The title of his talk

is “”Lunch, Altruism and Spiritual Intelligence: A New Approach to


The Cornell Medical College graduate also will discuss “”Exercise Your

Spiritual Intelligence”” and present the book Foundations of Natural

Spirituality by Bahram Elahi, MD, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 at

Borders Books & Music in Montclair.

By using what he defines as spiritual intelligence, Dr. DeBell suggests

that individuals will be able to more effectively resolve the deeper

conflicts in their lives.

Dr. DeBell has 20 years experience in clinical and academic psychiatric

practice, working both in the community and private practice settings. He

has taught family therapy, hypnotherapy, individual psychotherapy and

pharmacotherapy to psychiatric residents, psychologists and social

workers. He has made several presentations in different countries,

including a presentation to the American Psychiatric Association. He

currently is director of adult psychiatric OPD at Lincoln Medical and

Mental Health Center in New York City.

WesternU’s Humanism in the Health Sciences Committee is comprised of

students, faculty and staff who work to support and encourage scholarly

activities that promote humanism. In 1998, the Committee hosted author

Paul Hendrickson and artist Jan Herman.

Both events are free and open to the public. For reservations for the

WesternU noontime lecture, please call the University’s Events and

Programs Department at 469-5365.

The Health Professions Center is located at the corner of the south side

of 2nd Street between Palomares and Linden streets in downtown Pomona.