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Duke HHL Workshop
October 21, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:15 am
Duke’s new Health Humanities Lab will host a workshop with Prof. Anita Hardon entitled “Integrating the Humanities into Health IRB and Grant Proposals” on Friday, October 21 at 9:30am in 127 Bostock Library, The Edge Workshop Room at Duke University.
About the Workshop: How might the humanities be better integrated into health research and grants? The NIH Cultural Framework for Health is one example of how the humanities can be leveraged for health research impact. But how can humanities contributions to proposed research be assessed in terms of research costs? What are the known pitfalls of highly interdisciplinary research teams, and can strategic pre-planning help to avoid them? Please join University of Amsterdam Director of the research priority area Social Science and Global Health, and co-Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, for a conversation with Campus IRB and grant specialists, and health and humanities faculty.
About the Speaker: Anita Hardon is Professor of Anthropology of Health and Social Care, Director of the research priority area Social Science and Global Health, and co-Director of the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Amsterdam. She specializes in multi-sited studies of global health technologies, combining ethnography with methods from other disciplines, including epidemiology, and more recently digital humanities. Her studies have contributed to a biosocial framework for understanding how the symbolic and social effects of drugs interact with their biomedical effects in everyday life, published in the The Social Lives of Medicines (2002). Her research in the field of AIDS has generated new insights on how poverty and hunger hinders access to life-saving AIDS medicines, and how social forms travel with medical technologies to diverse settings, changing care arrangements in situ.