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Center for Education in Health Sciences

Seminar Series & Events

The Center for Education in Health Sciences coordinates the Institute for Public Health and Medicine’s weekly speaker series. The IPHAM Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary forum where faculty, students, residents, fellows and staff gather to hear invited speakers present leading-edge work in the areas spanning public health and medicine.

For more information and to see the archive of previous seminar presentations, visit the Institute for Public Health and Medicine Seminar Series page.

Sep

24

Explorations of Careers in Public Health: Dr. Linda Rae Murray, American Public Health Association

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University and the Northwestern Program in Public Health.

Explorations of Careers in Public Health is a mini-series within the larger weekly IPHAM seminar series. The mini-series will feature interviews with local public health leaders about how they have navigated their career in public health.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Guest:
Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, FACP
Governing Council Speaker
American Public Health Association

Dr. Linda Rae Murray has spent her career serving the medically underserved. She has worked in a variety of settings including practicing Occupational Medicine at a Workers Clinic in Canada, residency director for Occupational Medicine at Meharry Medical College, and bureau chief for the Chicago Department of Health under Mayor Harold Washington. She worked as medical director of the federally funded health center serving Cabrini Green Public Housing Project in Chicago. She has been an active member of a wide range of local and national organizations including serving as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for ATSDR, the Board of Scientific Counselors for NIOSH, and the Board of Directors of Trinity Health (a large Catholic Health system).

Today she continues to practice as a voluntary general internist one of county s health centers and is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health. She serves on many local and national boards including the Chicago based Health and Medicine Policy Research Group. She remains passionate about increasing the number of black and Latino health professionals and serves on the Urban Health Program Community Advisory Committee at the University of Illinois.

For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website: https://feinberg.northwestern.edu/ipham

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Sep

24

From Autistic Savant to Autistic Savant: The Narrow Depiction of Autism... - Kayhan Parsi and Nanette Elster

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD
Nanette Elster, JD, MPH
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

From Autistic Savant to Autistic Savant:
The Narrow Depiction of Autism in Popular Culture

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex phenomenon that can be characterized in a number of ways as a disorder, a disability, as part of neurodiversity, or as an identity. Representations of ASD in popular culture have now been with us for many decades. From Rain Main to The Good Doctor, however, these representations have stayed on a very narrow path typically a white, male, non-autistic actor portraying someone with savantism. We plan to define autism, explain autistic savantism, and explore some salient representations of ASD in film and television over the past few decades. We will discuss why this limited representation is ethically problematic and offer some recommendations.

**PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK**

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Oct

01

Kelly Michelson - Collaboration from Crisis—Bioethics in Chicago During COVID-19

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH, FCCM, FAAP, HEC-C

Watch this space for lecture description.

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Oct

08

Catherine Belling - Haunted Doctors: Clinician Trauma, Emotion, and the Weird 

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Catherine Belling, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Education
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Haunted Doctors: Clinician Trauma, Emotion, and the Weird

The idea of being haunted appears often in accounts of the experience of health-care professionals and trainees suffering from unresolved sorrow or regret about past clinical events, especially the deaths of patients. This eerie metaphor captures two important, and arguably underemphasized, components of clinical practice: emotion and uncertainty. I ll suggest that doctors work is, in several senses, weird, and that medicine might benefit from paying closer attention to the etiologies and manifestations of its ghosts.

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Oct

14

CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Mary Pattillo

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Mary Pattillo

Speaker: Dr. Mary Pattillo

Date: Wednesday, October 14th
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Online Via Zoom (registration is required)

The CHETchat Spotlight Series highlights the equity work of our invited speakers and fosters a dialogue about ways that attendees can engage in work that promotes health equity.

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Oct

22

Joanne Jacobson - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Joanne Jacobson

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Oct

29

Noelle Sullivan - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Noelle Sullivan

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Nov

02

CHET Conversation: Older Adults and Social Isolation Panel Discussion

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CHET Conversation: Older Adults and Social Isolation Panel Discussion

Date/Time: Monday, November 2nd 12pm-1pm
Location: Zoom Webinar
Topic: COVID-19 and its impact on older adult populations

More details to come!

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Nov

05

CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Xavier McElrath-Bey

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Xavier McElrath-Bey

Speaker: Xavier McElrath-Bey

Date: Thursday, November 5th
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Online Via Zoom (registration is required)

The CHETchat Spotlight Series highlights the equity work of our invited speakers and fosters a dialogue about ways that attendees can engage in work that promotes health equity.

more

Nov

05

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Nov

12

Jeanne Wirpsa - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Jeanne Wirpsa

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Nov

19

Susan Duyar - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Susan Duyar

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Dec

03

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Dec

10

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Sep

24

Explorations of Careers in Public Health: Dr. Linda Rae Murray, American Public Health Association

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University and the Northwestern Program in Public Health.

Explorations of Careers in Public Health is a mini-series within the larger weekly IPHAM seminar series. The mini-series will feature interviews with local public health leaders about how they have navigated their career in public health.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Guest:
Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, FACP
Governing Council Speaker
American Public Health Association

Dr. Linda Rae Murray has spent her career serving the medically underserved. She has worked in a variety of settings including practicing Occupational Medicine at a Workers Clinic in Canada, residency director for Occupational Medicine at Meharry Medical College, and bureau chief for the Chicago Department of Health under Mayor Harold Washington. She worked as medical director of the federally funded health center serving Cabrini Green Public Housing Project in Chicago. She has been an active member of a wide range of local and national organizations including serving as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for ATSDR, the Board of Scientific Counselors for NIOSH, and the Board of Directors of Trinity Health (a large Catholic Health system).

Today she continues to practice as a voluntary general internist one of county s health centers and is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health. She serves on many local and national boards including the Chicago based Health and Medicine Policy Research Group. She remains passionate about increasing the number of black and Latino health professionals and serves on the Urban Health Program Community Advisory Committee at the University of Illinois.

For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website: https://feinberg.northwestern.edu/ipham

more

Sep

24

From Autistic Savant to Autistic Savant: The Narrow Depiction of Autism... - Kayhan Parsi and Nanette Elster

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD
Nanette Elster, JD, MPH
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

From Autistic Savant to Autistic Savant:
The Narrow Depiction of Autism in Popular Culture

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex phenomenon that can be characterized in a number of ways as a disorder, a disability, as part of neurodiversity, or as an identity. Representations of ASD in popular culture have now been with us for many decades. From Rain Main to The Good Doctor, however, these representations have stayed on a very narrow path typically a white, male, non-autistic actor portraying someone with savantism. We plan to define autism, explain autistic savantism, and explore some salient representations of ASD in film and television over the past few decades. We will discuss why this limited representation is ethically problematic and offer some recommendations.

**PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK**

more

Oct

01

Kelly Michelson - Collaboration from Crisis—Bioethics in Chicago During COVID-19

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH, FCCM, FAAP, HEC-C

Watch this space for lecture description.

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Oct

02

Institute for Global Health Seminar Series - Transforming Hypertension Care in Nigeria Through Strengthening Primary Health Care Systems

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join the Institute for Global Health for our "First Friday" Seminar Series! This webinar will be available through Zoom, and registration is required in order to receive information to join. All that register will receive a link that is unique to them.

Speaker

Dike Ojji (MBBS, PhD, FWACP, FACP, FESC)
Lead Investigator
Cardiovascular Research Unit
Department of Internal Medicine
Faculty of Clinical Sciences
College of Health Sciences
University of Abuja
& Consultant Physician/Cardiologist
University of Abuja Teaching Hospital
Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria

The Institute for Global Health Seminar Series is held the first Friday of each month, September through July, and will feature the research and ideas of outstanding global health leaders at Feinberg, the larger Northwestern community, and beyond.

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Oct

08

Catherine Belling - Haunted Doctors: Clinician Trauma, Emotion, and the Weird 

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Catherine Belling, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Education
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Haunted Doctors: Clinician Trauma, Emotion, and the Weird

The idea of being haunted appears often in accounts of the experience of health-care professionals and trainees suffering from unresolved sorrow or regret about past clinical events, especially the deaths of patients. This eerie metaphor captures two important, and arguably underemphasized, components of clinical practice: emotion and uncertainty. I ll suggest that doctors work is, in several senses, weird, and that medicine might benefit from paying closer attention to the etiologies and manifestations of its ghosts.

more

Oct

22

Joanne Jacobson - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Joanne Jacobson

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Oct

27

The World Health Organization & the COVID Pandemic: Myth vs. Reality — A Conversation with Former WHO General Counsel Gian Luca Burci

No Location - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join us for this inaugural event of Global Governance in the Age of COVID, an iniative of the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern.

The COVID pandemic has brought international organizations back into the spotlight, highlighting the need for global coordination on health, communication, research, and more. It has also revealed both strengths and weaknesses of existing international institutions. The Global Governance in the Age of COVID project at Northwestern University supports public knowledge on how the pandemic is remaking the world of international institutions.

We are pleased to launch this initiative in the form of a dialogue with Gian Luca Burci, former General Counsel of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is the main global body responsible for international public health crises and is a central player in the response to the COVID pandemic. To understand how we got here and how future organizations might be designed, it is essential to make sense of the WHO's successes, failures, and limitations in this crisis.

In this webinar, which will be the first in the Global Governance in the Age of COVID series, we will do a deep dive and examine the WHO in order to draw out the key issues of intergovernmental cooperation and competition that are key to our times.

Gian Luca Burci is currently Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where he also serves as Academic Adviser with the Global Health Centre and Director of the Joint LLM in Global Health Law and Governance. Burci began in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization in 1998 and was appointed Legal Counsel in 2005. He previously served as Legal Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in the United Nations Secretariat in New York for nearly a decade.

At the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, he has taught in the joint LLM in Global Health Law and International Institutions programme in partnership with Georgetown University. He holds a post graduate degree in law from the Universit degli Studi di Genova, Italy. His areas of expertise are in international law and international organisations as well as governance and law related to international health. He is co-editor of the Research Handbook on Global Health Law (2018), editor of Global Health Law (2016), and co-author of World Health Organization (2004).

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdOGhqjkjHtxVMuezhB6x0GZMF4yVxIWT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Oct

29

Noelle Sullivan - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Noelle Sullivan

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Nov

05

Global Health Fall Pre-Departure Seminar: School Health & Global Health

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Leah Neubauer, EdD, Assistant Professor of Preventative Medicine in the Division of Public Health Practice, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of Accreditation, Program in Public Health Kellogg School of Management

Title: School Health and Global Health: Insights from Sexual and Reproductive Health Efforts in Kenya

Part of the Global Health Pre-Departure Seminar Series.

**This lecture will take place virtually. The Zoom link will be shared with those who RSVP**

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Nov

05

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Nov

10

13th Annual Institute for Global Health/GHI Event

Online - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for this online event, emceed by Bill Kurtis, and hear from:

Robert Murphy, MD
Executive Director, Institute for Global Health
Director, Center for Global Communicable and Emerging Infectious Diseases
John Philip Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering

Robert Havey, MD
Deputy Director, Institute for Global Health
Director, The Global Health Initiative Fund
Founder, The Global Health Initiative
Clinical Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

...and fellow global health leaders, faculty, and students who will share
our recent achievements, global projects, and how the Institute is helping
in the fight against COVID-19.

Our Institute for Global Health Host Committee
Paula and Jim Crown
Andrew McKenna
Diane and Chuck Douglas
Anne and Chris Reyes
Karen and Richard Duffy
Lydia and Pat Ryan Jr.
Diane Heller
Shirley and Patrick Ryan
Leslie and Dag Kittlaus
Satter Foundation
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Robin and Mark Tebbe
Timothy Turner
Holly and John Madigan

more

Nov

12

Jeanne Wirpsa - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Jeanne Wirpsa

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Nov

19

Susan Duyar - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Susan Duyar

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

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