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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
CUIMC School of Nursing, 560 West 168 St.,1st Floor Rooms 104/105, 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
CUIMC School of Nursing, 560 West 168 St.,1st Floor Rooms 104/105, 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
William Black Building, 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
CUIMC School of Nursing, 560 West 168 St.,1st Floor Rooms 104/105, 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
CUIMC School of Nursing, 560 West 168 St.,1st Floor Rooms 104/105, 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 West 168 St
New, NY 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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September 2019

September Narrative Medicine Rounds with playwright, activist and author Eve Ensler

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alumni Auditorium, 630-650 West 168 Street
New York, United States
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If you missed the event, listen to our Narrative Medicine podcast here. For our September Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Eve Ensler, the Tony Award winning playwright, activist, and author of the Obie Award winning theatrical phenomenon The Vagina Monologues, published in over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries and recently heralded by The New York Times as one of the most important plays of the past 25 years, among numerous other honors. Ensler will speak about her new…

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October 2019

October Narrative Medicine Rounds: “An Ethics of Care: Restorative Justice and Healing in Toni Morrison’s Late Fiction,” a talk by professor Farah Jasmine Griffin

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CUIMC School of Nursing – Seventh floor, 560 West 168 St.
New York, NY 10032 United States
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If you missed the October Narrative Medicine Rounds, you can listen to a podcast by clicking here. For our October Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Farah Jasmine Griffin, the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the inaugural chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department and Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University.  Professor Griffin received her B.A. from Harvard, where she majored in American History and Literature…

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November 2019

November Narrative Medicine Rounds: “Hypochondria and History: Searching for Story,” a talk by novelist Deborah Levy

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William Black Building, Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168 Street
New York, NY 10032 United States
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Click here to listen to the podcast of Deborah Levy's talk. For our November Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Deborah Levy, the acclaimed author of six novels including Swimming Home and Hot Milk, both nominated for the Booker Prize, and most recently The Man Who Saw Everything, to be published in the USA in October 2019. Levy will be speaking about “Hypochondria and History: Searching for Story.” About her novel Hot Milk, Lisa Appignanesi, author of Mad, Bad And Sad:…

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