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Founder of North Carolina Health News (Friday, October 24)

October 11, 2014

Friday, Oct. 24 9-10:30 a.m. 0001 Michael Hooker Research Center (Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium) Rose Hoban, journalist and founder of North Carolina Health News (NCHN), will discuss her experience of covering state and national health policy issues. Contact unc.hpm.ah@gmail.com, … Continued

15th Annual UNC Neuroscience Symposium (Thursday, October 23)

October 11, 2014

On October 23, 2014, the 15th Annual Neuroscience Symposium will be held on UNC’s campus at the Carolina Club.  It will feature talks by David Van Essen, Anatol Kreitzer, and Gina Turrigiano. Gina Turrigiano, PhD Professor of Biology at Brandeis Former … Continued

Melissa Littlefield: Medical Humanities Speaker

October 4, 2014

On October 3, Melissa Littlefield was the visiting speaker for a series of medical humanities events. The day began with an informative discussion on publishing, attended by several graduate students interested in science studies and related fields. In the afternoon, … Continued

Developing the Doctor and the Person

October 2, 2014

Check out this write-up of the Literature, Medicine, and Culture program: Developing the Doctor and the Person. “For years, the UNC School of Medicine curriculum has emphasized humanities perspectives in medical education with the goal of developing not only better, … Continued

Medical Humanities Events (Friday, October 3)

September 27, 2014

10:00 am: Getting Published in Science Studies Gaskin Library, Greenlaw Hall A conversation with graduate students. 1:00 pm: Doing Interdisciplinary Research Incubator, Hyde Hall A roundtable discussion and lunch. RSVP to jenni26@live.unc.edu 3:00 pm: “Brainwriting? The Neuroscientific Turn in Handwriting Analysis” University Room, Hyde Hall A talk by Melissa Littlefield.  Graphology, or the study of handwriting for clues about character, has been a popular American pastime for nearly two centuries. During this time, various graphologists have relied on the phrase … Continued

Re-thinking the “Discovery” of Autism (Thursday, October 2)

September 26, 2014

Jeffrey P. Baker, MD, Ph.D Professor, Department of Pediatrics Director, History of Medicine Program, Trent Center for Bioethics Assistant Professor, Department of History Core Faculty, Trent Center for Bioethics at Duke University   Dr. Baker’s field of expertise and teaching … Continued

Imagining Global Health with Justice (Friday, October 3)

September 18, 2014

Health and Human Rights Lecture “Imagining Global Health with Justice” Friday, October 3, 2014 12:00pm-1:30pm (book signing to follow) Nelson Mandela Auditorium FedEx Global Education Center University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Free and open to the public Lawrence Gostin … Continued