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Bullitt History of Medicine Club Lecture Schedule

Meetings typically run from 12:00pm to 1:00pm with a light lunch provided.

Not Born Yesterday: Anti-Cancer Activism in Early 20th Century Latin America

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
12:00 p.m. EST

Raul Necochea, Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine

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View Anti-Cancer Activism PowerPoint slides.

Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Dan Royles

Thursday, October 15, 2020
5:30 p.m. EST

Dan Royles discusses his book, “To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle Against HIV/AIDS”

Dan Royles, Assistant Professor of History, Florida International University.

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To order this book, visit or call 1-800-848-6224.

The History of Anti-Vaccination

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12:00 p.m. EST

Elizabeth Salisbury, MS2, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Watch The History of Anti-Vaccination

View History of Anti-Vaccination PowerPoint slides and History of Anti-Vaccination works cited document.

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.

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

Student Lightning Talks

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

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.


Katherine Kruse, Beyond the Sick Role: Finding Patient Identity and Agency Through Narrative Analysis of Oral Histories

Leslie Rowen, Meeting Patients in the Dorothea Dix State Hospital Archive: A Case Study

Linnea Westerkam, Access to Women’s Healthcare in 21st Century Ladakh: Addressing the Challenges Surrounding Cervical Cancer Prevention and the HPV Vaccine