Salt in my Soul: An Unfinished Life

Thursday, March 4, 4:00 PM PST, Zoom

In partnership with the Keck School of Medicine of USC

The Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Hillel's Bradley Sonnenberg Wellness Initiative invite you to an inspiring and engaging talk about the life and legacy of Mallory Smith, author of Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life (Random House 2019). Her posthumously published journals, written from age 15 to her death from cystic fibrosis at 25, chronicle the thoughts and observations, experiences and feelings of a blossoming writer with a life-threatening illness. 


In the midst of our current pandemic, this LA Times and Amazon best seller invites us to reconsider the boundary between illness and health and what it means to be “happy” and “normal.”


Mallory's mother, Diane Shader Smith, will share the heartwarming yet heart wrenching story of her daughter's life in a virtual talk illustrated with 150 intriguing photographs, followed by an open Q & A session.


CME Credit Available- Learning objectives:

  • To share a patient experience about living with chronic illness and transplant

  • To offer 6 specific medical insights derived from Mallory’s experience

  • To shed light on the importance of resilience and how to "live happy" in the face of overwhelming obstacles

Accreditation Statement

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.