Physician, radio and television personality, health advocate and writer Drew Pinsky, M.D., will present "Loveline with Dr. Drew" at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Laboratory Sciences Building Auditorium, Room 300. The talk is the keynote address for Sexual Responsibility Week, sponsored by the Student Health Advisory Committee, Student Union and Assembly Series.
Known by millions as "Dr. Drew," the host of the syndicated radio call-in program "Loveline" and of the Discovery Health Channel's "Strictly Dr. Drew," Pinsky is a practicing physician and addiction medicine specialist. Popular with youth, Pinsky is known for his intelligence, compassion and reluctance to pass judgment. He helps guide young people through the complications of love, sex and relationships and sees a great need for helping them form stable, healthy relationships.
His recent venture, "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," airs on cable television's VH1. It features eight celebrities who spend three weeks battling their addictions at a private recovery center in Southern California.
Pinsky has testified before Congress for the National Institute on Drug Abuse and has participated in the "State of Our Youth" conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta with former First Lady Rosalind Carter. He also works with Advocates for Youth, the Independent Women's Forum and the Media Project.
Currently medical director for the Department of Chemical Dependency Services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., Pinsky also is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC).
He earned a bachelor's degree from Amherst College and a medical degree from USC.
The talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by an extended question-and-answer period. For more information visit assemblyseries.wustl.edu or call 935-5285.