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Alumni Spotlight: Lorena Millo

March 29, 2022

By Baylee Materia When Lorena Millo set foot on UNC’s campus as a first-generation English major, a career in the health professions was nothing more than a distant possibility. It was not until she found her way to UNC’s health … Read more

Teja Siripurapu on Mara Buchbinder’s Grand Rounds

February 19, 2022

By Teja Siripurapu Professor Buchbinder’s January 20, 2022 Health Humanities Grand Rounds talk delved into the complex landscape of medically assisted dying. The basis for this talk was framed through the ethnographic research conducted for Dr. Buchbinder’s book Scripting Death: … Read more

Baylee Materia on Health Humanities Career Panel

February 18, 2022

Here at the HHIVE Lab, we recognize and emphasize the importance of a humanitarian approach to healthcare. Through every project we tackle, we seek to promote critical thinking skills, cultural humility, historical competence, and an overall interdisciplinary spirit. Though the … Read more

Jesse Bossingham on Kristina Gupta’s Grand Rounds

January 14, 2022

Dr. Kristina Gupta is an assistant professor in the department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University. She spoke at the UNC Health Humanities Grand Rounds (HHGR) in a talk entitled “Beyond ‘Medical Necessity’: Transition-Related Care Before … Read more

Elizabeth Shand Broadcasts Her “History of the Book” Series

August 28, 2021

In the summer of 2019, Liz Shand submitted a proposal to the UNC Partnerships in Aging Program, which was collaborating with Galloway Ridge—a senior living community in Pittsboro, N.C.—to offer educational opportunities for its residents. Liz’s proposal: “The History of … Read more

Noah Ashenafi on Abolition Medicine HHGR

May 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reevaluate the lens through which we view healthcare and the future of medical practice. The pandemic has put medicine into crisis, but at the same time, the past year has provided humanity the … Read more