Richard Deming to present 'Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Face of Adversity'

Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016

Katie Knudsen, survivor & caregiver engagement chair, UNI Colleges Against Cancer, 712-210-4306,

Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Dr. Richard Deming will visit the University of Northern Iowa and give a presentation on "Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Face of Adversity." He will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Lang Hall Auditorium.

Dr. Deming is the medical director of Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines and was awarded the Lane Adams Award by the American Cancer Society for excellence and compassion in patient care. He was also the recipient of "the one hundred" Award by Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Iowa Cancer Champion Award for his efforts in the field of advocacy.

Dr. Deming is the founder of Above + Beyond Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating the lives of those touched by cancer, and has led cancer survivors on mind, body and spirit pilgrimages to Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu.

The event is free and open to the public, and is being sponsored by UNI's Colleges Against Cancer. For more information, contact Katie Knudsen, UNI Relay For Life survivor and caregiver engagement chair, at 712-210-4306 or