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May
5
2022

Living to Grow Up: How Childhood Death Became “Unnatural” - Perri Klass

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When: Thursday, May 5, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

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

Cost: FREE - MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND VIA ZOOM

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Perri Klass, MD
Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics
New York University
Co-Director, NYU Florence
National Medical Director, Reach Out and Read

Living to Grow Up: How Childhood Death Became “Unnatural”

The talk will look at the decline in childhood death over the last century and a half, looking at medical, social, literary aspects of this remarkable shift, at how parenthood and pediatrics have changed, at the troubling persistent inequities and dilemmas, and at what this history suggests to us about our current situation.

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff—in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

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May
12
2022

Sandy Sufian - Familial Fitness: A Conversation About the History of Adoption and Disability in America - VIA ZOOM ONLY

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When: Thursday, May 12, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Online

Cost: FREE - VIA ZOOM - MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Sandy Sufian, PhD, MPH
Professor of Health Humanities, History and Disability Studies
University of Illinois-Chicago 

Familial Fitness: A Conversation About the History of Adoption and Disability in America

This event will be a conversation about Professor Sufian’s new book on the history of the adoption of children with disabilities in 20th century America (University of Chicago Press, 2022).  The dialogue will focus on the central themes Professor Sufian explores in the book and the contributions to history of disability and history of adoption she makes in the work.

This lecture is via ZOOM ONLY--no in-person.

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May
26
2022

Critical Race Theory and Medicine: Upfront and Personal - John Franklin

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When: Thursday, May 26, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

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

Cost: FREE - MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND VIA ZOOM

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

John Franklin MD, MSc, MA
Professor of Psychiatry, Transplant Surgery, Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Support
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Critical Race Theory and Medicine: Upfront and Personal

Critical race theory (CRT) has academic roots in the 1970’s. Tenets of CRT include race as a social construct and emphasis on structural analyses of racial inequities. Narration is seminal to the CRT approach. Similarly, focus has recently turned to policy, institutions and social forces as causes for racial disparities in heath and medicine. In this talk I will narrate one families’ journey in medicine to illustrate the usefulness of CRT.

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff—in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

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Jun
2
2022

Routine Tragic Choices and Expanding the Pie: Ethical Challenges of Providing Cancer Care... - Rebecca DeBoer

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When: Thursday, June 2, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

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

Cost: FREE - MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND VIA ZOOM

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Rebecca DeBoer, MD, MA
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of California, San Francisco

Routine Tragic Choices and Expanding the Pie:
Ethical Challenges of Providing Cancer Care with Limited Resources 

The burden of cancer is rising in low- and middle-income countries, and many health systems are ill equipped to deliver equitable cancer care. As oncology capacity develops in low resource settings, frontline clinicians face complex ethical challenges in everyday clinical practice. Dr. DeBoer will discuss ethical dimensions of cancer care at Butaro Hospital, a public district hospital in rural Rwanda supported by the NGO Partners In Health, and share approaches to ethics research and to advocacy for global cancer equity.

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff—in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

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