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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
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 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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Columbia Commons Campus-Wide Day of Interprofessional Action

April 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 701 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032 United States
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For the first time in Columbia’s history, faculty, staff, and students of all health sciences schools will join together in a groundbreaking commitment towards radical collaboration. Columbia University Medical Center will explore, celebrate, and expand the frontiers of health care team work during a day dedicated to improving respectful, effective, person-centered care.

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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
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 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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Radical Listening | Healing Conversations – at Kripalu

May 31, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - June 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, 57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Listening across great divides allows us to understand and empathize with others. When we understand the foundation of another’s beliefs by receiving their accounts of themselves, things begin to shift on both sides.

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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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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
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 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
William Black Building, 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
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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