Dr. Janine Edwards and Dr. Amrita Brummel-Smith hosted a poetry workshop entitled The Healing Power of Poetry given by Poet Ana Ram Callan. Ana featured several poems form her book of Poems titled Duet With Hummingbird. The workshop is avaiable here.
Prof. Nair-Collins was a panel discussant at a continuing professional education program sponsored by the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, during the Alumni Reunion on April 14th, 2012. The topic was "Avoiding and Reacting to Medical Errors: Legal and Ethical Issues". Read more about it here.
Prof. Nair-Collins presented "The science of death" at the History and Philosophy of Science Brownbag Series, FSU, on April 11th, 2012.
Prof. Gabriel hosted Dr. Karen Kruse Thomas from the Johns Hopkins Institute for the History of Medicine, for her talk, "Deluxe Jim Crow: Civil Rights and American Health Policy 1935-1954" as part of the Department's Seminar Series, on April 3rd, 2012. The lecture is available here.
Prof. Nair-Collins presented "Brain death, paternalism, and the language of 'death'" at the Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy Colloquium Series, sponsored by the Dept. of Religion, FSU, on March 16th, 2012.
On March 14, 2012, the Department hosted "Healing Words," a poetry reading featuring works written and read by Dr. Nick Mazza, Dean of Social Work, Dr. Richard MacArthur, librarian Carol Warren, and medical students Angela Green, Eric Heppner and Jason Boothe.
Prof. Nair-Collins presented "Brain death, evidence-based medicine, and organ donation," as part of the MHSS Seminar Series, on March 13th, 2012. The lecture is available here.
Prof. Nair-Collins presented "Brain death: Consensus and controversy. A roundtable discussion with the Health Law Society," at the Florida State University College of Law, on Feb 22, 2012.
Prof. Nair-Collins co-presented with Prof. Aline Kalbian (Associate Professor, Dept. of Religion, FSU), "What does justice demand for public health policy? Learning through film", at the conference, Making Health Law in the Sunshine State: Do (and Should) Ethics Influence Policy Making?, on Feb. 10, 2012. The Conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, the Colleges of Medicine and Law at FSU, and the Florida Bioethics Network.
The Department hosted Prof. Karelisa Hartigan, Professor Emerita of Classics of University of Florida, for her talk, "Performance and Cure: Greek Drama and Healing," as part of the MHSS Seminar Series, on Jan. 18, 2012.
The Department sponsored an exhibition of the artwork of Dean Mitchell, an award-winning artist of national renown, who was raised in nearby Quincy, Florida, from November 2011 through January 2012. The exhibition included an interactive art talk by Viki D. Thomson Wylder, Curator of Education from the Museum of Fine Arts, titled "Learning Compassion Through Art" on January 6th. The culmination of this exhibit was the event, "Faces and Stories of Persons with Alzheimer's", which combined discussion of the artwork of Dean Mitchell - many of whose exhibited paintings were of persons with Alzheimer's - with a celebration and discussion of the research of Dr. Robert Glueckauf. Dr. Glueckauf's project, African-American Alzheimer's Caregiver Training and Support Project (ACTS) compares the effects of face-to-face versus telephone-based cognitive-behavioral therapy on changes in depression and health status among African-American family caregivers of older adults with dementia. The artist Dean Mitchell himself was the keynote speaker at the event. The Department and College of Medicine are most grateful to Dean Mitchell, Dr. Glueckauf, and the Gadsden Arts Center. For more information see: Rob Glueckauf's Research, Dean Mitchell Studio, and the Gadsden Arts Center.
Prof. Gabriel was a panel discussant on the topic "Implementing a three-culture dialogue at Florida State University," Faculty Luncheon Seminar Series, on December 6, 2011.
Prof. Nair-Collins presented "Brain death and organ donation: Why words matter," at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting on Oct. 15, 2011 in Minneapolis.
Prof. Gabriel presented "A slave to the habit: Coffee and moral reform in Nineteenth-Century America," at a Symposium on Coffee, FSU Center for Humanities and Society, October 10, 2011.
Prof. Gabriel presented "Commodifcation and exploitation in Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," at a symposium on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, FSU Center for Humanities and Society, September 16, 2011.
Prof. Gabriel presented "Beautiful horror: Addiction and the aesthetics of decline," at the Sixth International Conference on the History of Alcohol and Drugs in Buffalo, NY, June 2011.
The Department hosted "Precious Bodies," an art exhibit featuring the work of faculty and students of the FSU Department of Art, April 21-30, 2011. See here for more information.
In collaboration with the Department of Biological Sciences and the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science, the Department co-hosted "Evolutionary Medicine: Contributions to the Study of Disease and Immunity," an interdisciplinary conference on evolution, health, and disease, on February 25-26, 2011. See here for more information.
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