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Arrhythmias Spring Concert on May 6, 2013 directed by Christina Bishop, with featured pianist Dirk Homan, MD, MA.
"LETTING GO - Hold on to life...until it is time to let go," a play written by members of
Compassion & Choices, directed by Tom Dudzinski and performed on April 29, 2013. The play and dialogue offers suggestions on how to freely and candidly discuss your own
end-of-life wishes with a partner, family members, clergy and medical professionals.
"Legacy Project: Facing the Khmer Rouge," by Ronnie Yismut on April 22, 2013.
This talk informs and educates us through the stories of a survivor of genocide. Yismut describes how leaving a legacy for future generations, will impact humanity as a whole.
"The Life and Works of Edgar Degas: More than Impressionism," by Shannon Robinson on April 15, 2013. Learn about one of the founders of the French Impressionists, also known as the "painter of dancers," who suffered from chronic and progressive eye disease.
A Symposium about Patient Empowerment: Learn about 14 individuals with either Parkinson's Disease or multiple sclerosis who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, as told by John Carlin and his wife Martha, Monique Giroux, MD and Sierra Farris, PA-C., on April 8, 2013.
"Experiences in Writing Medical Narrative and Poetry," by Lawrence Hergott, MD on March 25, 2013. Dr. Hergott discusses his methods in writing and how some of his essays and poems were concieved and brought to publication.
"Mortality, Morality and Honor: The End-Of-Life Paradigm," by Charles Hamlin, MD
on March 18, 2013. A visit, with a philosophic bent, humor, some data but no dogma, to the landscape of "The Last Chapter."
"I always prefer the scissors": Issac Baker Brown, Clitoridectomy, and Feminist Histories of Medicine by Marjorie Levine Clark, PhD on March 4, 2013. This talk describes the context in which Dr. Brown, a mid-Victorian gynecologist, treated women's "nervous" disorders through excision of the clitoris.
"Where to Draw the Line? Mapping the US-Mexico Border," by Angel Abbud-Madrid on February 25, 2013. Exploring the impacts of mapping efforts on the political, social and economic relations between the US and Mexico for the last 165 years.
Phoenix Rising Poetry and Spoken Word Transformational Program of Art from Ashes, by Catherine O'Neill Thorn on February 11, 2013. Encouraging young people struggling with violence, abuse, addiction and poverty through poetry and spoken word.
Poet and physician Rafael Campo presentation and reading, as the inaugural Henry & Janet Claman Visting Professor in Medical Humanities on February 7, 2013.
Dr. Campo teaches and practices medicine at Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconnes, and is faculty at Lesley University's MFA Program. He has authored five books of poetry and has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Nicholas E. Davies Award from the American College of Physicians for outstanding humanism in Medicine.
"Color-oddities: Strangest Things about the Highest State," by Tom Noel, MLS, PhD on February 4, 2013. "Dr. Colorado" introduces jackalopes, Soapy Smith, Padre Escalante and the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya; some of Colorado's weirdest people, places and things.
"Anatomy in Clay: Do you need to be an artist to explore human anatomy and physiology?" by Jennifer L. Hellier, PhD on January 28, 2013. This presentation describes how Dr. Hellier uses Anatomy in Clay within her curriculum for undergraduate students.
"Black Patriots and Loyalists: Racism in the American Revolution and Racism Today," by Alan Gilbert, PhD on January 14, 2013. Many biographies of Presidents and other founders give the impression that America was based on freedom. But many of the founders owned slaves and were, in this sense, decisively opposed to freedom.
"Standing at Shakespeare's Elbow: What Literature Can Tell Us About Human Adaptation," by Thomas P. Beresford, MD on January 7th, 2013. Presentation examining human psychological adaptation and the methods used to come to terms with human experience, with examples of synergy between artistic and scientific methods.
"Ars Medicina: The Art of Healing Through Social Media," by Mike Pascoe, PhD, on November 12, 2012. Medicine literally means the art of healing. In the spirit of incorporating the old art in new science, practitioners are encouraged to add social media to their repertoire. This presentation explores current ways health care providers are leveraging social media, and the skills required to unleash your inner creativity.