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Since 2016, this Carolina Seminar has hosted a monthly speaker series. Speakers are invited to give problem-based talks and lead discussion about their research, raising methodological or theoretical questions to spark conversation and collaboration. By both promoting interdisciplinary research and providing an occasion for faculty and students from across departments and divisions to come together, Health Humanities Grand Rounds has become a touchstone of health humanities collaborations at UNC.

Speaker Talk Title University/Department HHIVE Blog Link
Yolonda Wilson In Praise of Difficult Patients Howard/Philosophy Written by Savannah
Damon Tweedy Reflections on Race and Medicine Duke School of Medicine
Marion Quirici Disability Studies: Rewriting Democracy Duke/Writing Written by Kate Capitano
Paul Blom I Am Not My Disease: Visual Storytelling in South Africa and Eswantini UNC English and Comparative Literature Written by Kate Capitano
Danielle Ofri Medical Error in Modern Medicine NYU School of Medicine Written by Mili
Speaker Talk Title University/Department HHIVE Blog Link
Rhonda Lanning Patient and Family Centered Maternity Care and Continuous Labor Support as Evidence-Based Practice UNC School of Nursing Written by Kate Capitano
Tom Bush Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Education, Regulation, and Scope of Practice UNC School of Nursing Written by Kate Capitano
Lukasz Mazur Engineering Patient Safety in Healthcare Settings UNC School of Information and Library Science, UNC School of Public Health, UNC School of Medicine Radiation Oncology
Adeline Dorough Listening to Understand: Using Qualitative Research to Enhance Patient-Centered Care UNC Kidney Center, UNC School of Public Health
Raul Necochea Cancer Care Global Histories and the Education of Health Workers UNC School of Medicine Social Medicine
Travis Alexander All the New Information in My Blood: Immunity, Melancholy, Virility UNC English & Comparative Literature
Speaker Talk Title University/Department HHIVE Blog Link
Ben Kaplan I Know Me: Using Photovoice to Explore the Lives of Complex Care Patients UNC School of Medicine Written by Carina Guerra
Brian Moynihan Digital Health Everywhere: Crossing Boundaries UNC Health Sciences Library
Emily Winderman What Can Abortion’s ‘Back Alley’ Be?: Investigating the Rhetorical Possibilities of Clinical Space in Abortion Care NC State/Communications Written by Kate Capitano
Jessica Barnhill A Recipe for Success: Hotspotting, Integrative Health and the Quadruple Aim UNC/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Written by Kate Capitano
Keely Muscatell Socioeconomic Influences on the Brain and Immune System: Uncovering Mechanisms and Informing Interventions UNC/Psychology and Neuroscience Written by Akhila Boyina
Dorita S. Berger Music and Brain Plasticity: A Look at Music Therapy UNC Neuroscience Lab Written by Destiny Ho
Deren Pulley A Conversation on Curing Ulcerative Colitis UNC MPH Candidate, Health Behavior Written by Nick Allen
Speaker Talk Title University/Department
Deborah Jenson Medicalizing Empathy? Perspectives from Literary Humanities and Social Neuroscience of IN-Groups and Out-Groups Duke/Romance Studies
Ray Barfield The Role of the Imagination in the Practice of Medicine and the Formation of Clinicians Duke School of Medicine
Raj Telhan Moral Vocabularies in Medical Practice UNC School of Medicine
Howard Carter Clowns and Jokers Can Heal Us: Comedy and Healthcare UNC School of Medicine