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Feb
1
Thu 12:00 PM

Fixes and Failures in Pain: Back Surgery - Megan Crowley-Matoka

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When: Thursday, February 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor, Searle Seminar room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Megan Crowley-Matoka, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Education
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Fixes and Failures in Pain: Back Surgery

It is almost impossible to talk about pain care in the U.S. today without invoking the opioid overdose crisis. Dominating media headlines, driving public policy, and changing clinical practice, the epidemic rise in deaths associated with opioid use has overwhelmed the conversation about the challenges of treating pain in American medicine. In this two-talk series, I aim to broaden that conversation and also examine its effects by considering two other pain treatment modalities: back surgery and implantable pain medication pumps. Drawing on ongoing ethnographic research, I explore how the hopes, fears, and histories that push and pull patients along each of these treatment paths emerge in relation to both the enduring uncertainties of pain itself, and the contemporary anxieties surrounding pain medications.

 

Feb
8
Thu 12:00 PM

Fixes and Failures in Pain: Implantable Medication Pumps - Megan Crowley-Matoka

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When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor, Searle Seminar room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings

More Info

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Megan Crowley-Matoka, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Education
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Fixes and Failures in Pain: Implantable Medication Pumps

It is almost impossible to talk about pain care in the U.S. today without invoking the opioid overdose crisis. Dominating media headlines, driving public policy, and changing clinical practice, the epidemic rise in deaths associated with opioid use has overwhelmed the conversation about the challenges of treating pain in American medicine. In this two-talk series, I aim to broaden that conversation and also examine its effects by considering two other pain treatment modalities: back surgery and implantable pain medication pumps. Drawing on ongoing ethnographic research, I explore how the hopes, fears, and histories that push and pull patients along each of these treatment paths emerge in relation to both the enduring uncertainties of pain itself, and the contemporary anxieties surrounding pain medications.

Feb
15
Thu 12:00 PM

Who was Daniel Hale Williams? - Sarah Rodriguez, Katherine Ann Lattal, Seth Williams

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When: Thursday, February 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor, Searle Seminar room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Sarah B. Rodriguez, PhD
Lecturer, Medical Education, Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Senior Lecturer, Global Health Studies, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Katherine Ann Lattal, MA
Special Collections Librarian
Northwestern University 
Feinberg School of Medicine
Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center

Seth Alexander Williams
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Class of 2020
MA student, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program

Who was Daniel Hale Williams (and why is there a DHW Auditorium)?

Daniel Hale Williams was a Chicago surgeon who practiced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he is most known for an operation he performed on a patient’s heart in the early 1890s.

In this talk, Sarah Rodriguez will sketch out the life of Dr. Williams – his rise as a surgeon and recognition of his surgical as well as organizational capabilities – as well as place his practice and achievements within the context of his times – the rise of increasingly invasive surgery, the growth of hospitals, and the complexities of being one of only a few black male physicians in Chicago.

Katie Lattal will then share how the auditorium in McGaw Pavilion came to be named for Dr. Williams.

Seth Williams will discuss the surgery he is celebrated for performing – and consider the unexpected (but rather interesting) challenges of doing historical research.

Feb
22
Thu 12:00 PM

Graphic Medicine: What We’ve Accomplished and Where We’re Headed - MK Czerwiec

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When: Thursday, February 22, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor, Searle Seminar room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings

More Info

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

MK Czerwiec, RN, MA
Alum, Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Graphic Medicine: What We’ve Accomplished and Where We’re Headed

Graphic Medicine is defined as the intersection of the medium of comics and the discourse of health, illness, disability, and caregiving. In this talk, MK Czerwiec, a
co-founder of Graphic Medicine, will describe the field and present a ten-year anniversary update on its progress.

Mar
1
Thu 12:00 PM

Seven Ways of Looking at Frankenstein - Catherine Belling

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When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor, Searle Seminar room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings

More Info

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Catherine Belling, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Education
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Seven Ways of Looking at Frankenstein

2018 is the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, arguably the first sustained work of bioethics in literature. We will consider a few of the many ways in which the novel has come to influence the way we think about, and fear and desire, medical science and biotechnology.