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March 2018

Who Gets to Be the Hero? Children’s Fiction & Narrative Pediatrics with Dr. Sayantani DasGupta

March 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Faculty Club, 630 W. 168th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10032 United States
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For our March Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Sayantani DasGupta, MD MPH, who teaches in the Master's Program in Narrative Medicine, the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Dr. DasGupta will be speaking about writing the novel The Serpent’s Secret, the first book in the new Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series just published by Scholastic Press. March Narrative Medicine Rounds are co-sponsored by the Program in Narrative Medicine and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

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April 2018

April Narrative Medicine Rounds: “Between Them: Remembering My Parents,” a Talk about Memory and Memoirs by Novelist Richard Ford

April 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Faculty Club, 630 W. 168th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10032 United States
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Listen to a podcast of the event on iTunes U For our April 2018 Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome the novelist Richard Ford, who will speak about his memoir, "Between Them: Remembering My Parents," published in 2017 by The Ecco Press. It is the first nonfiction book for Mr. Ford, the Emmanuel Roman and Barrie Sardoff Roman Professor of the Humanities, who has been teaching at the School of the Arts since he arrived at Columbia University in 2012. Mr.…

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May 2018

May Narrative Medicine Rounds: “Person, Place, Thing: A Conversation with Harriet A. Washington & Randy Cohen”

May 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Faculty Club, 630 W. 168th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10032 United States
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For our May Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome medical journalist, Harriet A. Washington, who will be interviewed by writer Randy Cohen, creator of the radio program, Person Place Thing, an interview show based on this idea: People are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers. Person Place Thing is produced with JCC in Manhattan and sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with Humanities NY.

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September 2018

September Narrative Medicine Rounds with Haider Warraich, MD: “The Search for Beauty at the End of Life”

September 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Faculty Club, 630 W. 168th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10032 United States
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For our first Narrative Medicine Rounds for Fall 2018, on September 5, 2018, from 5-7 p.m., at the Columbia University Medical Center Faculty Club, we welcome Dr. Haider Warraich, whose book Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life, deepens and enriches the conversation about death and dying that’s been growing since Dr. Sherwin Nuland’s classic How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter and Atul Guwande’s Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

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October 2018

October Narrative Medicine Rounds with Nina Kraus – “Music and the Brain: How Our Lives in Sound Shape Who We Are”

October 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Faculty Club, 630 W. 168th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10032 United States
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For our October Narrative Medicine Rounds, on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, from 5-7 p.m., at the Columbia University Medical Center Faculty Club, we welcome Nina Kraus, PhD, who is the Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences, Neurobiology and Otolaryngology at Northwestern University. She is a scientist, inventor and amateur musician who uses hearing as a window into brain health.

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December 2018

December Narrative Medicine Rounds with Michael Grabell: “Border Lines: How Journalists Sort Out Fact vs. Fiction in Issues about Children and Immigration”

December 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168 Street
New York, NY 10032 United States
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If you missed this event, listen to our podcast recording of it here Border Lines: How Journalists Sort Out Fact vs. Fiction in Issues about Children and Immigration A Talk by ProPublica journalist Michael Grabell For our December Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Michael Grabell, an investigative reporter for ProPublica, covering economic issues, labor, immigration and trade. He has reported on the ground from more than 35 states, as well as some of the remotest villages in Alaska and Guatemala.…

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February 2019

Reclaiming Patient Narrative through Graphic Medicine: A Talk by Cartoonist Rachel Lindsay, Author of “RX: A Graphic Memoir”

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Faculty Club, 630 W. 168th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10032 United States
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For our February 2019 Narrative Medicine Rounds,* we welcome Rachel Lindsay, a Vermont-based cartoonist and author of "RX: A Graphic Memoir", a graphic novel about her experience advertising psychopharmaceuticals as a bipolar person, and subsequent involuntary hospitalization for mania. Alison Bechdel, author of "Fun Home" and a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, says of the book, “With gallows humor and graphic energy that vibrates off the page, Rachel Lindsay shares the powerful story of her unraveling, and in the process, manages to knit herself…

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March 2019

41st ALEXANDER MING FISHER LECTURE “Suicide: Clinical and Personal Perspectives,” a Talk by Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alumni Auditorium, 630-650 West 168 Street
New York, United States
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PLEASE NOTE: Our Narrative Medicine Rounds for March are folding into this campus-wide welcome of Kay Redfield Jamison, a critical thinker in our fields of medicine and language. Be aware too that the event takes place in the ALUMNI AUDITORIUM, not the FACULTY CLUB. The Alexander Ming Fisher Memorial Lecture on Death and Dying was established in the early 1970s by E. Douglas Southwick to commemorate the life of Alexander Ming Fisher, MD, a graduate of Columbia University, and institute…

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April 2019

“Changing Our Narrative about Narrative: From Presence to Power,” a Talk by Rashad Robinson, President of Color Of Change

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Faculty Club, 630 W. 168th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10032 United States
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Listen to a podcast of this event at iTunesU For our April Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Rashad Robinson, President of Color Of Change, a leading online racial justice organization. Driven by more than 1.4 million members working to build political and cultural power for Black communities, Color Of Change is creating a more human and less hostile world for all people in America. Color Of Change uses an innovative combination of technology, research, media savvy and local community engagement…

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May 2019

May Narrative Medicine Rounds: “Metaphors, Diversity and Trust in Communicating Precision Medicine,” a talk by Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, PhD

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Faculty Club, 630 W. 168th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10032 United States
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A podcast of Dr. Lee's talk is available here For our May Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, PhD., who is the Chief of the Division of Ethics and faculty in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University. Dr. Lee is a medical anthropologist with extensive experience leading empirical bioethics research that focuses on the sociocultural and ethical dimensions of emerging genomic technologies. Dr. Lee will speak about "Metaphors, Diversity and Trust in Communicating Precision…

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