Health Humanities: Building the Future of Research and Teaching

April 4, 2014 - 8:00 am to April 5, 2014 - 9:00 pm

College of Public Health

On April 4-5, 2014, Designing the Future will turn attention toward opportunities for an interdisciplinary, cross-college program designed to encourage innovative collaborations, courses, and career preparation. This working symposium will include leaders in the "health humanities" from the U.S., Britain, and Canada.

The symposium is being planned by Andrea Charise, a 2013-14 Obermann Fellow-in-Residence and a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. After spending 8 years as a medical researcher, Charise pursued a PhD in literature and medicine at the University of Toronto, where she was also a fellow in the Health Care, Technology, and Place research center. Among her projects, she is developing courses in the health humanities for a new program within that center when she takes up her position as a faculty member in July 2014.

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