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New Course: Medicine and Modernity in the Arab World

June 4, 2020

Professor Ana Vinea is offering a new course called Medicine and Modernity in the Arab World this fall! ARAB 214 will meet on TuTh 3:30-4:45pm. Course Description: The class introduces students to questions of medicine and modernity in the Arab … Continued

Careless Healthcare: Ableism During COVID-19 by Taha Lodhi

May 29, 2020

While the COIVD-19 pandemic has been covered extensively by news media, one conversation is often left unspoken: ableism is unjustly placing disabled people at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection and mortality. An ableist perspective implements “biased attitudes and beliefs” … Continued

CFP: HHC 2021 at Penn State College of Medicine

May 7, 2020

The 2021 Health Humanities Consortium International Conference will explore the theme “Crisis and Community: The Role of Health Humanities,” March 25-27, 2021, at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA. Hosted by Penn State College of Medicine. COVID-19 has created a global … Continued

Age in the Time of COVID-19 by Tam Nguyen

April 20, 2020

While much uncertainty surrounds the coronavirus pandemic, one narrative remains steadfast: people over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Of the confirmed cases in China, nearly 15% of patients over 80 have died. For those … Continued

Bateman on Yolanda Wilson’s Grand Rounds

February 19, 2020

What defines a difficult patient? Could you be defined as a difficult patient? Dr. Yolanda Wilson, an assistant professor of Philosophy at Howard University and current National Humanities Center fellow, utilized these questions to facilitate discussion on the meaning of … Continued