Past Events

  • Aaron McDuffie Moore, MD: The Story of Durham's First Black Physician and Founder of Lincoln Hospital

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Endowed Lectureships
    Boyarsky Series on Race & Health - Panel Discussion

    This event is a conversation about the impact of the life of Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore (1863-1923) on the health of Durham’s Black residents. Panelists discuss his role as a pioneering physician, educator, and driving force behind the establishment of Lincoln Hospital, the first secular, freestanding African American hospital in North Carolina. They also explore Dr. Moore’s legacy for our current times.

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  • Narrative Medicine: A Patient's Perspective

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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture

    In 2006, Dana Creighton was diagnosed with spinocerebellar ataxia, an inherited neurological condition that also took the lives of her mother and several family members. Fifteen years later, she has published a powerful new memoir, A Family Disease: A Memoir of Multigenerational Ataxia, drawing on research in neuroplasticity, personal memories, and medical records to highlight how the stories we tell about illness can create meaning out of trauma. Following a reading from her memoir, Ms. Creighton and her neurologist, Dr. Sneha Mantri, join in conversation.

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  • Climate Change Series: Finding Our Roots and Looking to Our Future

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    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

     

    Nature's Guardians: What Indigenous Voices Can Teach Us

    Lori Byron, MD, St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT
    Robert Byron, MD, MPH, Bighorn Valley Health Center, Hardin, MT

    The Climate Crisis and Pregnancy

    Bruce Bekkar, MD, Women's health physician, author, and educator
    Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, MSHP, Caduceous Medical Group

    This event is the third in a three-part series of lectures on Climate Change, Health, and Social Justice: Issues, Ethics, and Action. See more information on the series and recordings of previous sessions.

  • Climate Change Series: Structures and Systems - From Geography to the Workplace

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    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The Geography of Environmental Inequality

    Jeremy Hoffman, PhD
    Science Museum of Virginia
    Richmond, VA

    Healthcare Delivery in the Climate Crisis

    Emily Senay, MD, MPH
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    New York City, NY

    Existing structures and systems deeply impact the intersectional relationship between climate change, health, and social justice. What are these factors? What issues must be recognized and acknowledged? What must we understand and how should we respond?

    This event is the second in a three-part series of lectures on Climate Change, Health, and Social Justice: Issues, Ethics, and Action. For more information and lecture recordings

  • From Planet to Patient: Understanding Connections, Issues, and Action

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    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Connecting Planetary Health and Human Health... Ethically

    Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH
    University of Washington School of Public Health

    Opportunities for Clinical Action at the Intersection of Climate Change and Health Equity

    Aparna Bole, MD
    Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

    From the big picture perspective of a changing planet, moving to a lens on the human and individual level, Drs. Howard Frumkin and Aparna Bole collaboratively discuss the complex interconnections between planetary health and human health. What are the far-reaching impacts of climate change on health?  What are the ethical considerations? What are the implications for patients and clinicians? And what are our opportunities and responsibilities for action?

    This event is the first in a three-part series of lectures on Climate Change, Health, and Social Justice: Issues, Ethics, and Action. More information and lecture recordings

     

  • Race and Reproduction: Eugenic Sterilization Revisited

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    Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Endowed Lectureships
    Johanna Schoen, PhD, Professor of History, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

    This talk in the Boyarsky Series on Race & Health analyzes the history of North Carolina’s eugenic sterilization program which operated from 1929-1975 and authorized the sterilization of more than 7,000 people.

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  • Keepers of the House: Documentary Screening and Discussion

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    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Discussion to follow.
     
    In this 15-minute documentary video, eight hospital housekeepers talk about their special human relationships with patients and their families and the ways in which they believe their work contributes to healing.
     
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  • Creativity & Mental Health

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    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

    A discussion marking the 30th anniversary of William Styron's Darkness Visible, a memoir of his depression & recovery.

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  • Duke Hospital's History: A Conversation about Race and Memory

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    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Special Event
    Damon Tweedy, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD, Director, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics and History

     

    From 1930 to the 1960s, Duke hospital’s wards were segregated by race. Did people of color truly receive “separate but equal” care? In what ways did the civil rights movement successfully challenge these inequities?  Did the racism associated with the Jim Crow era collapse, or re-appear in new forms?

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