Are scientists rationally compelled to be atheistic? Is someone who believes in God necessarily unscientific? In her book, Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think, Rice professor, Dr. Elaine Ecklund says “It is important that we uncover the complex truth about what scientists practice and believe as well as how they encounter and engage (or disengage from) religion in their lives, rather than cede the floor to the hotheads on both sides of this contentious issue.”
One of the speakers is Dr. Melissa Carbajal from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. She has worked on thefaculty of UT-Houston Medical School since 2009 and has worked in neo-natal intensive care in several places in the Texas Medical center since 2003 when she started her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. She was named one of Texas Monthly Magazine's 2013 "Super Doc's Rising Stars" and will present at the 2013 Texas Pediatric Society's annual meeting. Her specific interest is integrating spirituality and medicine and she is co-teaching a class entitled "Spirituality and Whole Patient Care in the Clinical Setting" for medical students at Baylor.
The other is Jeremiah Morris, the Director of Young Adults at First Presbyterian Church, Houston. Jeremiah is has a Masters of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Seminary.