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Symposium: Initiative on Medicine, Literature, and Culture

Symposium to discuss new UNC Initiative on Medicine, Literature, and Culture -- with guests from Kings College London

What
  • Symposium
Where Institute for Arts & Humanities, Hyde Hall
Contact Name Beverly Taylor
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8:30
Coffee Buffet

9:00-9:30
Welcome and Introduction:
William Roper, Dean of the School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, Chief Executive Officer of the UNC Health Care System
William Andrews, Senior Associate Dean, Fine Arts and Humanities, The College of Arts and Sciences

9:30- 10:15
Background on the Initiative:
Alan Cross, Department of Social Medicine
Gail Henderson, Department of Social Medicine
James Thompson, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Beverly Taylor, Department of English and Comparative Literature

10:30-11: 15
Interdisciplinary Work:
Brian Hurwitz, Wellcome Centre for Health Sciences and the Humanities, King’s College, London
Jim Leloudis, The Honors Program
John McGowan, The Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Neil Vickers, Program in Medicine and Literature, King’s College, London

11:30-12:15
Faculty Perspectives Across the Disciplines:
Mara Buchbinder, Department of Social Medicine
Ritchie Kendall, The Honors Program
Raul Necochea, Department of Social Medicine
Rebecca Walker, Department of Social Medicine
Afternoon

12:15-1:30
Boxed Lunch

1:30- 2:15
“Medicine and Culture” Cluster:
Neel Ahuja, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Thomas Linden, School of Journalism
Michele Rivkin-Fish, Department of Anthropology
Jane Thrailkill, Department of English and Comparative Literature

2:30-3:15
Reading, Writing, and Teaching Medical Life Writing:
Jane Danielewicz, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Terrence Holt, Department of Social Medicine
Alan Shapiro, Department of English and Comparative Literature

3:30-4:15
Medical and Graduate Directions:
Sue Estroff, Department of Social Medicine
Jordynn Jack, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Eric Juengst, The UNC Center for Biomedical Ethics
Barry Saunders, Department of Social Medicine

4:15-5:00
Concluding Roundtable:
Sue Estroff, Gail Henderson, Terrence Holt, Brian Hurwitz, Barry Saunders, Beverly Taylor, Jane Thrailkill, Neil Vickers
Sponsored by:
The Honors Program, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Social Medicine, Anthropology, and the School of Journalism.

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