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Healing our Health Care System: Novel Ideas for Reclaiming Care Fri. March 16th, 2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106
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Theresa Brown, clinical nurse and bestselling author, proposes that to heal our health care system we must return to our roots in the human: our patients’ humanity and our own. …Read more.

No Más Bebés: Film & Conversation with Producer/Researcher Virginia Espino Wed. March 21st, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
at Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized. So begins the incredibly moving tales of the women chronicled in No Más Bebés (No More Babies), a heartbreaking documentary film based on the research of Latinx historian Virginia Espino. …Read more.

Lecture by Marion Nestle Fri. March 23rd, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
at Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she retired in September 2017. …Read more.

Lecture by Arthur Frank Mon. March 26th, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
at Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Arthur Frank is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Calgary, where he has taught since 1975. He currently is professor at VID Specialized University, Bergen, Norway, and core faculty at the Center for Narrative Practice in Boston. …Read more.

CONVERSATIONS! at Dittrick Museum – The Babes were Silent: Infant Mortality and Public Health Thu. March 29th, 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
at Dittrick Medical History Museum, Allen Memorial Medical Library, 11000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Brandy Schillace, PhD, Senior research associate at the Dittrick Museum, will give a short TED-style talk on the rapid industrialization and immigration boom of the early 20th century in Cleveland. She will take a look at how a stressed water and sewage system, poor housing, and the exploitation of the poorest workers with the least social mobility led to outbreaks of cholera, rampant lead poisoning, and high rates of infant mortality in urban centers. …Read more.

Lecture by Craig Irvine Mon. April 2nd, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
at Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Craig Irvine, Ph.D., is Director of the Master’s Program in Narrative Medicine. He is a founder and Academic Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. Professor Irvine, who holds a doctorate in philosophy, is a co-author of The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine (Oxford University Press, 2017). …Read more.

A Tour Through Disease Sat. April 7th, 2018
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
at Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
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This event is a two-hour, interactive program, that will begin with a talk in the Cemetery’s Daffodil Hall about some of the most infamous diseases of the past. From polio to smallpox, cholera to diphtheria, participants will learn about epidemics that have “plagued” our city. …Read more.


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