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Stephen Thomas, PhD, Research Professor, Health Services Administration and Director
of the Center for Health Equity at the Maryland School of Public Health at University of
Maryland presented the keynote, "Less Talk More Action: Mobilizing Community
Engaged Research to Eliminate Health Disparities," at the 8th Annual CCTSI
Research Ethics Conference held on November 2nd, 2017. This year's conference theme was:
Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities in Research: Addressing Ethical & Logistical Challenges.
"Lessons from the Holocaust," was presented by Franziska Eckert, MD on
October 23, 2017. Dr. Eckert is a radiation oncologist at the University of Tuebingen
in Germany, and has researched medical atrocities during the Holocaust. She shared
her personal and academic perspectives on Nazi medicine.
Black Men & Women in White Coats was presented on September 25, 2017. Three
members of the AMC Community shared their personal perspectives and experiences
around diversity in the health professions. Participants included; Amira del Pino-Jones, MD,
2nd year medical student Bailey Loving and Vaughn Browne, MD, PhD.
Professional self-regulation in medicine: Earning the public's trust, was
presented by Audiey Kao, MD, PhD, Vice President, Ethics at the American Medical
Association, on May 10th, 2017.
Embodying Unemployment: An Historical Perspective, was presented by Marjorie Levine-Clark, Professor and Associate Dean, CU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, on February 6, 2017. This talk explored unemployment as an experience of health and the body, using examples from 20th century Britain.
Vitae Vocem, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Choir,
performed a Holiday Concert on December 5, 2016. The choir is conducted by
Kevin Padworski, Director. The Assistant Director is Liz Olson and the pianist is
Dan Romero. Special guest was Nabin Shrestha, playing the tabla.
The Land Beyond the Sunset: A Curious Movie - Screening & Discussion,
was presented by Howie Movshovitz, PhD, on November 14th, 2016. The 1912
short, silent drama tells the story of Joe, an impoverished New York newsboy who
lives with an abusive grandmother. Joe goes on an outing to the country with a social
welfare group where he dares to dream of another more care free life.
"X-Rays, Martyrs and the Power of Sight: Why Late 19th-Early 20th Century
Americans Were Willing to Die for X-Rays," was presented by Daniel Goldberg,
JD, PhD on October 31st, 2016.
Among Dreams, artwork by Chelsea Rae Klein, traces the invisible history of LGBTQI
veterans and active duty service members through experimental film, portaiture, quilt-
work and text based art. This event on October 10, 2016 featured Drs. Brenda J. Allen
and Maria Elena Buszek, as well as the artist who joined us virtually. Click for more info
on Among Dreams and Chelsea Rae Klein.
The inaugural Bernie Karshmer, PhD, Program in Ethics and Humanities honors
the memory of Dr. Karshmer and his lifelong commitment to teaching and learning about
human values, human imagination and the practice of compassionate, ethical healthcare.
The presentation, "Transdisciplinary Professionalism: What it means, why we need it, and how we can create it in health care," was delivered by Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, on September 28th, 2016.
"CRISPR: (Genome Editing) Past, Present and Future," was presented by
Robert T. Batey, PhD, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at CU Boulder and Marilyn Coors, PhD, Director of Research at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on May 9th, 2016.
"Medicine and the Media," was presented by Avash Kalra, MD, on April 25th,
2016. Dr. Kalra shared his perspective on the complex and evolving relationship
between medical professionals and journalists.
The Arrhythmias Spring Concert: My Favorite Things was performed on
April 18, 2016. The choir was conducted by Christina Bishop and featured tenor
soloist Nicholas Bishop.
Louis Pasteur; Artist was presented by Joseph Gal, PhD on April 11, 2016.
Well known for his scientific discoveries, Louis Pasteur was also a talented artist and
a dedicated patron of the arts.
Matt McCarthy, MD presented, "Controlling the Message: The Power of Medical
Writing," on April 4th, 2016. Dr. McCarthy is an assistant professor at Weill Cornell
Medical College. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, New England Journal
of Medicine and Deadspin. His first book, Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor
League Misfit, was a New York Times bestseller. His latest book is The Real Doctor Will
See You Shortly.
Rano Winds, the resident graduate woodwind quintet at the University of Colorado
Boulder, performed on Monday, March 14th at the Fulginiti Pavilion.
"African Americans and American Medicine: Confronting a Painful
Legacy," was presented by Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH on February 29, 2016.
"The End of Romance: Contemporary Western Landscape Photography," was
presented by Daniel Teitelbaum, MD on February 8th, 2016. Dr. Teitelbaum
described the evolution of Western landscape photography from the glorification of
nature, to the depiction of the impact of human endeavor on the American West.
Using Stories to Promote RightCare, was presented by Brandon Combs, MD and
Daniel Nicklas, MD on December 14, 2015. RightCare is a movement to reduce overuse, underuse and misuse of medical care and treatments. Combs and Nicklas, who are faculty at the CU Medical School, discuss how reflection and storytelling by students and residents can begin the discussion of RightCare within our communities.
Spirit of the Season: Concert by the Arrhythmias Choir on December 7, 2015.
The Arrythmias are comprised of students, faculty, staff and community members of
the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This concert, under the direction
of Christina Bishop, features guest soloist Logan McKenna. Click for program.
The Day I Held His Hand: An Auto-Ethnography by Jeremy Blair, PhD
was presented on November 16th, 2015. Blair described his research in stop-motion animation and auto-ethnography, and how he has collaboratively utilized these methods to investigate his personal experiences and struggles
with mental illness.
"The Last Walk: Caring for our Animal Companions at the End of Life," was
presented by Jessica Pierce, PhD on November 9th, 2015. As animals grow old and infirm, veterinarians and human caregivers are faced with a complex and confusing array of choices and decisions. Bioethicist and writer Jessica Pierce explored some of the central moral challenges in end of life care for animals, from pain management, to Quality of Life assessments, to hospice, to making that final decision to hasten an animal’s death. This talk was based on Pierce's book, The Last Walk.
"Colorado: The Highest State," was presented by Tom "Dr. Colorado"
Noel on November 2, 2015. Tom's talk explored everything Colorado, from dinosaurs to DIA, with special attention to Mesa Verde, Native Americans, Explorers, Latinos, gold and silver rushes, stagecoaching, railroads, wineries, brew pubs, the top tourist attractions, landmarks and landmark districts, the best old time saloons and hotels, sacred sites, Color-Oddities, and the most remarkable cemeteries.
Healing Through the Arts: The Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program
at Children's Hospital Colorado was presented on October 26, 2015 by
Tony Edelblute, LPC, MT-BC, Erin Anderson, LPC, BC-DMT and Tisha Adams,
Ethical Issues at the Beginning of Life: A Case of Withholding / Withdrawing
Life-sustaining Treatment was led by Heather Fitzgerald, RN, MS, on October
19, 2015. This case discussion explored how decisions are and ought to be made
in the thorny navigation of evaluating benefits and burdens of treatment with seriously
ill newborns. Fitzgerald is Clinical Nurse Ethicist, Co-chair, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Ethics Committee and faculty at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.
Do We Need More Organ Transplants? was presented by Govind Persad, JD, PhD
on October 12, 2015. Transplant advocates and critics both agree that
expanding organ procurement would save lives. In contrast, Persad argues that
organ transplantation is less cost-effective than many other interventions, and
expanding procurement might actually cost lives by diverting limited resources.
Howie Movshovitz, PhD, presented, "Mighty Like a Moose," A Guide for
Medical Providers and Patients (NOT), on October 5th, 2015. This 1926 silent film comedy starring Charlie Chase and Vivien Oakland, shows how medical procedures may affect one's life.
"Country Doctor: A Colorado Story," presented by Bob Anderson, MD on
September 21st, 2015. This 1948 LIFE Magazine photo essay by photojournalist
W. Eugene Smith, features Dr. Ernest Ceriani of Kremmling, CO. Learn about Dr. Ceriani, the photographer and the back story leading to the essay.
"Facets of Love," was the theme of a concert on May 4th, 2015 by the
Arrhythmias Choir, conducted by Christina Bishop, at the Fulginiti Pavilion.
Their special guests were The Soundscape Trio.
"A Question of Mercy and Morality? A Debate on Assisted Dying," was held on April 27th, 2015, featuring perspectives of Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD, psychiatrist
and past-president of the American Medical Association, Harlan Davis Hibbard, MD,
former Senior Medical Director of Gentiva Hospice and Jennifer Ballentine, MA,
Vice-President of Hospice Analytics. Click for audience response data.
"MOOCing the Mini Med," was presented by Helen Macfarlane, MA
and JJ Cohen, MD, PhD on April 20th, 2015. The CU Mini Med School, founded in 1989, transitioned into a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) last year. Hear about the process, the experience and future directions.
"Dogs and Humans: Past, Current and Future Roles and Relationships,"
was presented on April 13, 2015 by Jessica Grey, BA and Sarah Sarni, BA, BSN/RN
(anticipated). Their talk focused on service dogs and veterans, and the work of the
Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors (C-PAWW) Health Research
Initiative for Veterans.
"Women Artists of the 18th Century," was presented by Molly Medakovich, PhD
on March 30, 2015. She described artists who were “exceptions to the rule” and
thrived in the art world, despite the limitations inscribed on them by contemporary
social, medical and literary discourses.
A conversation about "Parental Vaccine Hesitancy: Ethical Considerations
and Conundrums," was held on March 23rd, 2015, led by Matthew F. Daley, MD
and Jason M. Glanz, PhD.
They discussed respect for parental decision-making,
contract," and the negotiations that occur between parents and
Healing Through the Arts: The Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program at
Children's Hospital Colorado, was presented on March 16th, 2015 by music
therapist Tony Edelblute, LPC, MT-BC, art therapist Tisha Adams, EdD, LPC, ATR-BC,
and dance therapist Erin Anderson, LPC, BC-DMT.
Marjorie Levine-Clark, PhD, presented "Gender, Health and Welfare: A
Historical Case Study from England," on March 9, 2015. Dr. Levine-Clark is an Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean of the UCD College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her research explores relationships among gender, health, work, and social policy in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain.
Courtney Ann Roby, PhD, from the Dept. of Classics at Cornell University presented,
"Gladiatorial Medicine in the Roman Empire," on March 2, 2015. Dr. Roby,
examined the career of Galen of Pergamum, a celebrity physician whose patients
included emperor Marcus Aurelius. His success was founded on his mastery of
experimental demonstrations (including both surgery and vivisection).
Lois Rudnick, PhD, Professor Emerita of American Studies at University of
Massachusetts, explored the impact of syphilis on European and American literature,
art, social reform, psychoanalysis, and the emerging women’s movement in the late
19th and early 20th centuries, focusing the life and memoirs of art patron and salon
hostess Mabel Dodge Luhan on February 17, 2015.
‘This Weird, Incurable Disease’: A Rhetorical Look at a Contested Illness," was
presented by Lisa Keränen, PhD on February 2nd, 2015. Discussion focused on how patients and the medical community have constructed Morgellons Disease, and what can we learn from the competing rhetorical appeals for understanding this contested illness?
"To transplant or not to transplant? Getting a liver after attempting
suicide," was presented by Jean Abbott, MD, MH on January 26, 2015.
Your patient attempts suicide with acetaminophin. She only will
survive with a liver
transplant. Hear the discussion of the ethics of
transplantation after self-injury.
Jack Cochran, MD, alum CU School of Medicine Class of '73, discussed his
new book, "The Doctor Crisis," on Monday, January 12th, 2015. In his book,
Dr. Cochran, who is Executive Director of the Permanente Federation, advocates
for the role of the doctor as not only a healer but also a leader and partner -
with patients, staff, administrators and policy-makers alike.
"Peace," A Concert by the Arrhythmias Choir, featuring voice/guitar/folk duo
Mimi Goodwin and Patrick O'Flynn was performed on December 8th, 2014.
The Arrhythmias, conducted by Christina Bishop, are comprised of students,
faculty and staff at the AMC Campus.
"Ebola and Ethics," was presented by Charles M. Little, DO, FACEP, Director of Emergency
Preparedness at University of Colorado Hospital on November 24th, 2014. This review of facts and preparation activities was followed by a discussion of case study on the ethics of medical care and community aspects of this disease.
"Chirality (handedness) in Science, Medicine, Art and Architecture: A Philatelic Journey," was presented by Joseph Gal, PhD, on November 17, 2014.
An object is chiral if it is not superposable on its mirror image. Dr. Gal discussed how this phenomenon has interesting and important manifestations at the molecular, microscopic and macroscopic levels.
"The Neuroscientific Origins of Modern Culture," was prsented by Gabriel
Finkelstein, PhD, on November 10th, 2014. Dr. Finkelstein discussed the subject of
his most recent book, Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in
Nineteenth-Century Germany. du Bois-Reymond was a German scientist who founded
the discipline of electrophysiology and much more...
Tom Noel, PhD, presented "Colorado: A Liquid History and Tavern Guide," on
November 3rd, 2014, sharing fascinating tales of saloons, and the social and political
roles taverns played, especially for immigrants.
Charles Steinberg, MD, presented, "Photographer-Physician: A Synergistic
Blend," on October 20th, 2014, exploring how your abilities as a clinician can make
you a better photographer.
"The Ethics of Ebola Control Measures," a presentation by CBH Director Matthew
Wynia, MD, MPH, was part of an Ebola Preparedness Briefing organized by the Colorado School of Public Health on October 24th, 2014. LEARN MORE>>
A screening of clips from the film, Winter in the Blood, based on the novel by Native American author James Welch was presented by Howie Movshovitz, PhD on October 13th, 2014.
"Art, Trauma and Healing," was presented by Simon Zalkind, Curator and Independent Art Advisor and Katherine Reed, ATR, LPC, Art Therapist and Program Manager, Children's Hospital Colorado, on October 6th, 2014.
Ethics Bites: Colorado's new Right to Try law was presented on July 28, 2014.
This discussion featured two cases about terminally ill patients seeking experimental drugs;
one about a four-year old with Niemann-Pick disease and another case about a woman
with stage IV pancreatic cancer, facilitated by Christopher Lieu, MD-UCH Medical
Oncology and Alison Sorkin, UCH Assistant General Counsel.
Ethics Bites: Marijuana Therapy for Epilepsy on June 23, 2014. This discussion focused on a case about
a 14 year-old patient with seizures that are not well-controlled by
medication. His parents want to try "Charlotte's Web," marijuana and
are seeking a medical marijuana license for their son. 5280 Magazine recently featured an article by Kasey Cordell on this topic. Facilitators were Kari Franson, PharmD, PhD, BCPP, from University of
Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
& Heather Fitzgerald, RN, MS, Clinical Nurse Ethicist at Children's
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Arrhythmias Spring Concert: Sun, Moon, Stars, featuring Karlotta Davis, MD, flautist, and directed by Christina Bishop, on Monday, April 21, 2014.
"Chemical Warfare: History, Science, Medicine, Morality," by Joseph Gal, PhD on April 14, 2014. This informative talk describes how chemical warfare continues to the present day, and the morality of participation by scientists, physicians and engineers in chemical weapon and WMD development.
"On the Brink of Disaster: George Washington and the American Revolution, 1775-76," by Ron Gibbs, MD
on April 7th, 2014. Dr. Gibbs shared the momentous ideas, great
personalities and seemingly incredible outcome of the American
"The Art Imperative: Building Living Lifetime Collections," by Shannon Robinson on March 31st, 2104. This presentation offers practical tips on the art market and how everyone can become a collector.
"Germs and Weapons: The Evolving Rhetoric of Health Security," by Lisa Keranen, PhD, on March 3rd, 2014. Dr. Keranen is Associate Professor of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication at University of Colorado Denver.
"Medical Symbolism: A Classical Battle" by Maria (Gaby) Frank, MD, on February 24th, 2014.
Dr. Frank describes the origins of the use of the caduceus as a symbol
for medicine, and our knowledge of about Hermes vs. Asclepius.
"Pierrot Lunaire 101" - Concert/Presentation by Playground on February 10th, 2014. Arnold Schoenberg's revolutionary music sounds as fresh, engaging and disturbing today as it did at its premiere over 100 years ago.
"The Cinema of Iran," by Howie Movshovitz, PhD,
University of Colorado College of Arts and Media, and Artistic Director
of the Denver Silent Film Festival, on Monday, February 3rd, 2014.
Read Adam Goldstein's story about this presentation in the Aurora Sentinal.
"Rebuilding Body and Mind Through Body Art," by Tara Gray-Wolfstar, RN and Gwynn "Wolf" Wolfstar, RN, BSN on December 9th, 2013. The co-owners of Enchanted Ink in Boulder discuss the use of body art to facilitate a positive body image following surgery.
"Passport to Paris at the Denver Art Museum," by curator Timothy J. Standring on November 25, 2013. This presentation is an entertaining overview of French art history from the 17th through 20th century.
"The Highest and Healthiest State," by Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel, MLS, PhD,
on November 18, 2013, tells the evolution of medical care starting from
the gold rush to the move of the CU Medical School to the Anschutz
Jennifer Ballentine, MA, presented "Ars Moriendi: Reclaiming a Medieval Practice for Palliative Care," on November 4th, 2013. Click to view Adam Goldstein's article about Jennifer's talk in the Aurora Sentinal.
Spoke 'N' Motion Dance combined multimedia, lecture, performance
along with questions and answers from this new dance troupe, which showcases
persons with and without disabilities through integrated dance.
(Performance segment was presented in Fulginiti Gallery, and wasn't
recorded) Presented by Robyn Gisbert, PT, DPT and Teri Westerman on October 28th, 2013.
History of the CU School of Medicine: 1883-1919 by Tom Sherlock on October 21, 2013 including a detailed chronology of the first 35 years of the SOM and it's leaders.
"What do real people think? Public Input in Bioethics," by Christine Mitchell, RN
from Harvard Medical School on September 30, 2013. This talk describes
the establishment of a volunteer Community Ethics Committee comprised
of public volunteers.
"The Marvels of Outsider Art," by Henry Claman, MD, on September 23, 2013. Without training in art, a small percentage of the mentally challenged have produced remarkable artwork. What drives them?
Interview with Dr. Richard Kogan on "Music and the Mind: George Gershwin,"
on Colorado Public Radio, recorded on September 19, 2013 prior to his free
concert at the Anschutz Medical Campus, sponsored by the Center for
Bioethics and Humanities
"The Value of Arts for Clinical Practice" by Joel Howell, MD, PhD on August 19, 2013.
Arrhythmias Spring Concert on May 6, 2013 directed by Christina Bishop, with featured pianist Dirk Homann, 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.
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.
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
"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
"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.
physician Rafael Campo presentation and reading, as the inaugural Henry
& Janet Claman Visting Professor in Medical Humanities on February
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.
Mauve: A Color that Changed Fashion, Science, Medicine and History, was presented by Joseph Gal, PhD on April 10, 2006.