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Bullitt History of Medicine Club Lecture Schedule

Meetings typically run from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. During Spring 2021, all lectures will be offered virtually via Zoom.

Additional information, such as Zoom links and the recordings, will be added as it becomes available.

The Doctors and the Black Death: Reconsidering Expertise in an Age of Pandemic

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
5:00 p.m. EST

Dr. Brett Whalen, Associate Professor of History, UNC Chapel Hill

This talk was co-presented by the UNC School of Medicine Infectious Disease Interest Group.


Dr. Whalen’s book, “Remembering the Black Death: Lessons from the Medieval Plague for the Modern Pandemic,” is available on

Student Lightning Talks

NEW DATE: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
12:00 p.m. EST

This event was originally scheduled for March 30.

Sample the work of current UNC School of Medicine students as they present their research in a lightning talk. Each presentation will be about 5 minutes, challenging participants to distill their work down to its essence. The talks will be followed by a Q&A at the end.