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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
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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June 2019

Radical Listening: Narrative Medicine for a Polarized World

June 13 @ 4:00 am - June 16 @ 1:00 pm
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, 57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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  Register Now!   FOR everyone. Listening across great divides allows us to understand and empathize with others. When we grasp the foundation of another’s beliefs by receiving their accounts of themselves, polarization gives way to understanding and acceptance. Radical listening is a first step toward healing the destructive divides that afflict our country and our world. This intensive training brings together leaders in psychology, medicine, the humanities, social activism, and the creative arts to inspire and equip us to…

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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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Narrative Medicine Basic Weekend Workshop, Fall 2019

October 11 @ 1:30 pm - October 13 @ 4:00 pm
Alumni Auditorium, 630-650 West 168 Street
New York, United States
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OCTOBER 11 - 13, 2019 Inquire About the Waitlist! Registration is now closed for capacity, but please email above to be added to the waitlist for enrollment! This Basic Workshop provides an intensive introductory experience to the methods and skills of Narrative Medicine. These practices are then applicable to unlimited clinical and non-clinical settings. From Friday at 1:30 pm to Sunday at 4 pm, participants gather for plenary presentations by the founders of the Division of Narrative Medicine alternating with…

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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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December 2019

December Narrative Medicine Rounds: “Writing a Biography: The Promise and Peril of Telling Someone Else’s Life,” a talk by professor Maura Spiegel

December 4 @ 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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For our December Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Maura Spiegel, who teaches literature and film at Columbia University and Barnard College. She is co-director of the Division of Narrative Medicine in the Department of Humanities and Ethics at Vagelos Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she also teaches a film course to first-year medical students. Spiegel will be speaking about "Writing a Biography: The Promise and Peril of Telling Someone Else’s Life," about her experience writing a new biography…

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