Past Events

  • 2019 Boyarsky Lecture & Symposium - Advancing an Anti-Racism Curriculum for Health Professional Education: Putting Knowledge into Practice

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    Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 5:45pm to Friday, January 25, 2019 - 1:30pm
    • Conferences and Workshops

    This symposium will bring together a variety of practitioners and educators who have begun to address questions around an anti-racism curriculum for health professional education at Duke and beyond. 

    For more information, see the symposium website.

  • 2019 Boyarsky Lecture - More Just, More Humane: Reimagining the Social Role of Medicine

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    Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 5:45pm
    Arno Kumagai, MD, University of Toronto

    The education and mentorship of future health practitioners play a critical role in their care of the ill and suffering. What does moral education look like? How can we develop a more unified approach to teaching and learning for societal significance? Dr. Kumagai will consider these questions and explore the concept of critical consciousness in teaching for equity and justice. He will show how stories, reflections, and dialogue can foster transformative learning and lead to transformation of the practice of medicine. 

  • Poetry and the Importance of Voice in Diverse Illness Experiences

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    Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Rafael Campo, MD, physician and poet

    Rafael Campo, MD teaches and practices medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  Author of eight highly acclaimed books, he is the recipient of many honors and awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Amherst College, a National Poetry Series award, and a Lambda Literary Award for his poetry; his third collection of poetry, Diva (Duke University Press, 2000), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

    See recording of Rafael Campo's talk.

  • Reimagining Research Ethics

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    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    James DuBois, PhD, Director, Center for Bioethics Research, Washington University School of Medicine

    Everyone thinks research ethics is important. But different stakeholders-- compliance officers, researchers, philosophers, funding agencies, trainees, and members of the public—often mean radically different things by ‘research ethics.’ This talk will explore the concept of research ethics with the aim of ensuring that programs effectively meet the needs of diverse stakeholders in research.

    See recording of James DuBois' lecture.

  • Assisting Death in America: A Cultural Account of a New Medical Frontier

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    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Mara Buchbinder, PhD, UNC Center for Bioethics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    In this talk, Professor Buchbinder will present findings from the Vermont Study on Aid-in-Dying, which investigated the implementation of Vermont's "Patient Choice and Control at End of Life" Act, enacted in 2013. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in Vermont, she will focus on the gaps between advocacy narratives and what assisted death looks like once it is put into practice.

    See recording of Mara Buchbinder's lecture.

  • Overture To A Thursday Morning: Grief, Identity & Coming of Age Through Parental Loss

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    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:15pm
    Kali Quinn, performance artist, violinist and educator

    Please join us for the second of two shows by Kāli Quinn, performance artist, violinist and educator.

    The second show is: OVERTURE TO A THURSDAY MORNING: Grief, Identity & Coming of Age Through Parental Loss
    When rock-star wannnabe Lila inherits all of her mother's things upon her mother’s death, she discovers the astonishing truth about her own birth in an infant home for "unwed" mothers. This performance is a suspenseful and inspiring journey that questions the will to go on and who to take with you.

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