Intersecting Medicine and the Humanities: Virtual Webinar Series

The rise of Medical Humanities as an interdisciplinary framework is growing within research, pedagogical and care delivery communities. Distinguished from the traditional and distinct medical and humanities fields of study, Medical Humanities offers consideration of moral implications, stakeholder experiences and culture, and a gateway to consider factors of social justice in diagnosis and treatment in healthcare. It is an approach to treatment and delivery that acknowledges the central place of culture and society for more impactful healthcare outcomes.

In the first webinar of this virtual series, panelists will discuss the development of Medical Humanities and address the field's potential to reshape current healthcare practices for more effective outcomes in economically challenged areas and communities of color. Panelists include Mita Banerjee, Ph.D., Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gütenberg University, Mainz, Ralph H. Didlake, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Ctr & Ctr for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Peggy Dilworth-Anderson, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Bisan A. Salhi, MD, Ph.D., Emory University, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Anthropology. This series is co-sponsored by the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gütenberg University, Mainz,  Auburn Avenue Research Library,  and Atlanta Global Studies Center.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 11:00am

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Colloquium, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Atlanta Campus, Buckhead Campus, Alpharetta Campus, Clarkston Campus, Decatur Campus, Dunwoody Campus, Newton Campus

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College of Arts and Sciences


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public, Emeriti, Perimeter College Retirees



Atlanta Global Studies Center, Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora
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