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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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Narrative Medicine: A Basic Weekend Workshop

October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 701 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032 United States
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The care of the sick unfolds in stories. The effective practice of healthcare requires the ability to recognize, absorb, interpret, and be moved to action by the stories of others.

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November 2018

November Narrative Medicine Rounds with Ronald Epstein, MD “Attending: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice”

November 7, 2018 @ 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 November Narrative Medicine Rounds, on Wed., Nov. 7, from 5-7 p.m., at the Columbia University Medical School Faculty Club, we welcome Ronald Epstein, MD, a family physician, teacher, researcher and writer, who has devoted his career to understanding and improving patient-physician communication, quality of care and clinician mindfulness. He will discuss his compassionate work and recent book, entitled Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity that was published last year by Scribner.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks: On Social Justice, Race and Health

November 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168 Street
New York, NY 10032 United States
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Suzan-Lori Parks. Photo by Stephanie Diani THE INAUGURAL EVENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL HUMANITIES AND ETHICS VAGELOS COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SUZAN-LORI PARKS: A TALK & DRAMATIZATION ON SOCIAL JUSTICE, RACE AND HEALTH Thank you to Suzan-Lori Parks and everyone who made this event such a wonderful, moving, and fun way to showcase the work the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics hopes to continue well into the future. Suzan-Lori Parks gave a powerful presentation and…

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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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Free

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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Burnout in Healthcare: The Need for Narrative

March 8 @ 9:00 am - March 10 @ 10:30 am
Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 701 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032 United States
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The care of the sick unfolds in stories. The effective practice of healthcare requires the ability to recognize, absorb, interpret, and be moved to action by the stories of others.

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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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