Dr. Richard Pearl Lectureship Series

The Dr. Richard Pearl Lectureship Series was established to bring national and internationally known clinicians to speak to OSF HealthCare Mission Partners, students and the community on advancements in health care throughout the world.

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Innovation, Moonshots and how a Cartoon
Could Save The World

2023 Lectureship

Explore the "Innovation revolution" in academic medical centers, focusing on holistic innovation programs and Cincinnati Children's Hospital's mission to provide free global education for child health. Traditional methods of sharing medical information are outdated and costly, especially in developing nations.

2019 Lectureship

Tissue Engineering: From the Bedside to the Bench to the Bedside

With more than 113,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the U.S., the man known as “The Father of Tissue Engineering” is working feverishly to find a way to produce organs outside of the body for life-saving transplants. Dr. Joseph P. Vacanti was at Jump Simulation and Education Center in Peoria to share about the value and importance of this field.



Dr. Richard Pearl, Professor Emeritus, dedicated 20 years of service to OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois as the Director of Pediatric Trauma and Surgeon-in-Chief at OSF Children’s Hospital and Director of the Pediatric Surgery Center.

He served as Director of the Surgical Simulation for Jump Simulation where he organized surgical simulation projects, coordinated American College of Surgeons Accreditation and oversaw the ACS Simulation Fellowship.

He was also the Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria.