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Medicine and the Arts Series

Connecting the visual, literary, and performing arts to the meanings of illness and caregiving

This annual series includes readings, movies, round table discussions, and trips to museums and theaters. Open to all students, the events are a rich, co-curricular opportunity for pre-health professionals and those in the Medicine and Society Program. For more information, contact the series director, Dr. Woods Nash, at mwnash@uh.edu.

Spring 2018 Schedule

  • Guest Presentation -- Rachel Conrad Bracken: Tuesday, January 23, 6:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    6:00 p.m. 
    Honors Commons

    Borderland Biopolitics: Public Health, Pathologization, and Surveillance in Early 20th Century Latinx Fiction
    Rachel Conrad Bracken, a Ph.D. candidate in English at Rice University, explores early twentieth-century Latinx fiction to demonstrate the lasting effects of the pathologization of Mexican bodies in the borderlands. She will emphasize the role literature plays in shaping the rhetorical milieu of public health and medicine.

  • Reading: Monday, January 29, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, January 29, 2018
    7:30 p.m.
    Cullen Performance Hall

    Jhumpa Lahiri reads at Cullen Performance Hall
    Free tickets are available in the student workers office, Honors College (limited to one ticket per student)

  • Round Table: Tuesday, February 13, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Round Table: Tuesday, February 27, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Guest Lecture -- Andrew Childress: Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    6:00 p.m.
    Cougar Village N106

    When the Sublime Engine Fails: Medical and Metaphorical Representations of the Heart
    Dr. Andrew Childress is a faculty member at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, where he teaches courses on medical ethics and humanities. He is also a clinical ethicist and works with patients, families, and medical professionals to address value conflicts as they arise in the practice of medicine. Trained as a medical humanist, Dr. Childress is interested in the integration of the humanities within medical education and the use of illness narratives within the context of clinical ethics consultations.

  • Round Table: Tuesday, March 6, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Round Table: Tuesday, March 20, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Off Script: Thursday, March 29, 6 p.m.

    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    6:00 p.m.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Room M112 (First Floor)

     

    Off Script: Stories from the Heart of Medicine
    Off Script is a regular storytelling event co-sponsored by the McGovern Medical School’s Center for Humanities and Ethics and Baylor College of Medicine’s Narrative Medicine Program. Presenters include medical students, undergraduates, residents, faculty, and others. Their stories tend to focus on clinical care, medical training, patient experiences, and community health.

    Refreshments will be served.

     

  • Round Table: Tuesday, April 3, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Round Table: Tuesday, April 10, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Medflix: Thursday, April 19, 7pm

    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    7:00 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Movie Night – Birdman

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Round Table: Tuesday, April 24, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.