On November 17, The Philadelphia School hosted the first annual Peter Berman Distinguished Lecture. A founder of our school, Peter impacted the lives of children not only at TPS but throughout the Philadelphia area through his long-time work as a pediatric neurologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
The inaugural lecture was delivered by Ann-Christine Duhaime, MD, who trained under Peter at CHOP. Entitled "The Neurobiology of Sustainable Behavior: Why Your Brain Has Changed the Environment,” the lecture focused on an issue that was particularly apt considering our school's long-standing commitment to environmental education.
Attendees included family, friends, and colleagues of both Peter and Dr. Duhaime, as well as current members of the TPS community. The evening’s lecture was bookended by an introduction of Dr. Duhaime by head of school Carlye Nelson-Major and a description of the lecture series by Peter’s wife, Lynne Berman.
We look forward to continuing the Peter Berman Distinguished Lecture series in memory of Peter for many, many years to come.