Visiting Professor: Rita Charon, MD, PhD

The Department of Social Medicine and the SOM Academy of Educators are please to sponsor Dr. Charon's visit. She is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her work in narrative medicine has been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American College of Physicians, the Society for Health and Human Values, the American Academy on Healthcare Communication, and the Society of General Internal Medicine. She is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residence and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She has published and lectured extensively on the ways in which narrative training helps to increase empathy and reflection in health professionals and students. She is author of "Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness and co-editor of Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine and Stories Matter: The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics".

When Apr 13, 2012
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where MacNider 321
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Contact Phone 919-966-7673
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Dr. Sharon will also conduct 2 workshops, and will have a few times for individual appointments.  Please contact for any of these events/times.


Thurs Apr 12 3:30 workshop on evaluating students' narrative writing (w/ Terrence Holt): "Narrative Roads toward Knowledge and Contact"


Fri Apr 13 12:00 AOE Grand Rounds: "The Permeability of Imagining: Stories in Narrative Medicine"

Fri Apr 13 3:00 workshop:
"Can We Capture What We Truly Know? Writing Evaluations of Students"

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