A newsletter from the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU Langone Health
June 12, 2020

Racism, Violence, and Health

The New York Academy of Medicine's "What Can I Do?" info hub shares best practices, resources, and news curated through a health equity lens for learning and action. Their latest collection is on Racism, Violence, and Health.

How Doctors Use Stories to Help Them Cope with the Coronavirus Crisis

Through the craft of narrative medicine, doctors can find ways to connect with patients and address their concerns during times of fear and uncertainty.

Science Alone Can’t Solve Covid-19. The Humanities Must Help.

Scholars of society, language, and culture will be integral to addressing the broader issues raised by the pandemic.

Artists Have Been Celebrating the Medical Profession Since the Renaissance

Contemporary artists are following in the footsteps of painters from centuries past, honoring medical professionals for their skill, dedication, and bravery.

Highlights from
Division of Medical Humanities Projects
at NYU Langone Health

BLR Theme Issue: "A Mosaic of Voices"

This theme issue—"A Mosaic of Voices"—takes a creative look at how culture intersects with health and healing. Featured pieces include:

New Annotation:
Steven Field on The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker

“[The novel] looks at war through the lens of the destruction of young men’s psyches, and thereby makes a powerful anti-war statement.”

Calls for Submission & Other Opportunities

Black Voices in Healthcare: A New Audio Documentary Storytelling Project
The Nocturnists is excited to announce a new audio documentary project, Black Voices in Healthcare, hosted by Nocturnists storyteller and Black UCSF physician, Ashley McMullen. The series will be executive produced by physician Kimberly Manning. This project is open to people who identify as Black healthcare workers. This may include doctors, nurses, students, medical assistants, physical therapists, social workers, counselors, hospital chaplains, and more. Open until further notice. Click here for more information.


Events & Conferences


Story Collider’s Online Story Hour–Recovery


“Using Music for Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19”

Part of the Music and Mind Live series with Renée Fleming
Featuring Wendy Magee, PhD (Temple University); Tom Sweitzer, MMT, MT-BC (A Place to Be)

Humanizing the Experience of Migrants

Join the #MedHumChat community to discuss the experience of migrants and how we can better provide culturally safe care.
(9:00pm-10:00pm, Twitter)

A Show About Your Brain: Facts Machine Live!


Narrative Medicine & The Creative Impulse

Hosted by the Division of Narrative Medicine at Columbia. Early Bird Registration of $50 off tuition through September 18. Standard registration open through October 16th, space permitting.
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