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The Drew University Medical and Health Humanities Program is delighted to invite you to attend a virtual Symposium on the Healing Arts on May 11, at 5:00 PM EST, to honor Ellen Dissanayake for her recent donation of her books, articles, book chapters and other papers to the Drew Archives. The symposium features Ellen Dissanayake, Peter Shannon, and Maria Lupo, and is moderated by Merel Visse and introduced by Liora Bresler.
The Symposium is a free, virtual event open to all.
When: Wednesday, May 11, 2002
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern
Location: Online (Zoom)
For additional questions and information, please contact Dr. Merel Visse at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Dissanayake is an American author, scholar, and Professor Emerita whose work focuses on the anthropological exploration of art and culture. Dissanayake has developed a unique perspective that considers the arts to be normal, natural, and necessary components of our evolved nature as humans. The Department of Medical and Health Humanities wishes to honor Dissanayake for the recent donation of her book collection to the Drew Archives.
Peter Shannon is an international orchestral conductor who has developed and shepherded programs in the USA at hospitals, cancer institutes and hospice settings for over ten years. He is the founder and director of the American Institute for Music and Healing, a collaborative effort with Jacqueline Huntly MD, who is board certified in Preventive Medicine and a Fellow in Integrative Medicine. Their mission is to educate and collaborate with musicians and healthcare professionals to harness the healing effect of music. His current PhD thesis on Franz Schubert, illness and healing is funded by the Irish research council.
Maria Lupo, MFA, MA, ATR-BC is a Board Certified Art Therapist and an internationally recognized artist. Lupo serves as the Supervisor of VHS-NJ-Hospice Intern/Volunteer Program & Staff Training. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State & Caldwell Universities and Ramapo College. Lupo is a recent graduate of Drew University’s Doctor of Medical and Health Humanities program and will present her dissertation: Work-Life Balance through the Arts and Creativity: An Intimate Portrait of Health Professionals.
Liora Bresler’s interdisciplinary work focuses on the arts and qualitative research methodology. In her various editorship roles in books and special issues of academic journals, she has sought to bring together intellectual communities across arts disciplines and cultures to address key areas. Beyond her writing, teaching and service at the University of Illinois, her positions of visiting professorship in various countries have facilitated closer research interactions with faculty and doctoral students internationally.
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The Quantum Narratives podcast aims to shed light on the “medicine” that emerges out of creativity and stories to thwart implicit biases that contribute to healthcare disparities as a result of structural inequalities and racism. Hosted by Nakaweesi Katongole and Merel Visse. Produced and sponsored by the Medical and Health Humanities Program at Drew University.
In this inaugural episode, Nakaweesi and Merel talk with their Drew colleague Kenneth Ngwa, director Global Health and Religion Forum, a partner of the Medical and Health Humanities Program. The conversation flows toward taking the community as a baseline.
Postponed because of COVID-19.
Registration is still possible.
New day and time will be announced.
The Medical and Health Humanities Program of Drew University kindly invites you to join us for a colloquium on dependency and disability in relation to care. We are honored to have Dr. Rachel Adams as our guest speaker. Drew faculty members and students such as Dr. Nancy Vitalone-Raccaro (Teacher Education and Special Education), Michael Anderson (Drew Theological School), and visiting scholar Simon van der Weele (University of Humanistic Studies, Netherlands) will respond to Dr. Adams, followed by a discussion. Afterwards, there will be drinks and snacks to continue the conversation.
Dr. Rachel Adams is professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her expertise ranges from Disability Studies to Health Humanities and Food Studies. She is the author of the monographs Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery (2013); Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination (2001); and Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America (2009).
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