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ReachHigher with Prof. Klaus Püschel

May 17, 2021
18:00 - 19:30
Event Series
ReachHigher with Prof. Klaus Püschel

Lecture: “COVID-19 – The Hamburger Way” (Lecture language: English)

On May 17, 2021, we are delighted to welcome perhaps Germany’s best-known forensic pathologist and self-proclaimed ” Quincy of Hamburg”, Prof. Klaus Püschel, MD, to our ReachHigher lecture series at UMCH.

Prof. Püschel worked for almost 30 years as head of the Department of Legal Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). In this function, he was able to contribute to solving numerous, sometimes spectacular and prominent criminal cases. Since 2020, he has been retired and working part-time as a senior professor. In addition to his work at the UKE, he also held the chair of forensic medicine at the University of Essen for several years.

“Mortui vivos docent” (in English: “The dead teach the living”) – the historical motto of anatomy applies more than ever in these times of the pandemic. Prof. Püschel has also dedicated himself to this motto. In his ReachHigher lecture entitled “COVID-19 – The Hamburg Way”, he will therefore report on his experiences and findings in connection with SARS-CoV-2. And there is plenty of it, since the work of the renowned forensic pathologist has resulted in an enormous collective of autopsied COVID-19 deceased.

We are very excited to give our students the chance to learn from Prof. Püschel’s expertise!

Click hier for a German-language article on Prof. Püschel’s work related to COVID-19 from the renowned German medical journal Ärzteblatt.


Entertaining, innovative and condensed: At ReachHigher, experts from a network of extraordinary personalities give lectures on the topics of medicine and research as well as leadership/motivation.

UMCH’s ReachHigher lecture series pushes and strengthens the know-how of our students as well as their personal development – beyond their daily schedule. We look forward to accompanying you on your individual way to self-realization.

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