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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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.

Apr

22

"Harnessing Implementation Science to Realize the Promise of Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare" with Rinad Beidas, PhD

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration required.

Hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University.

Guest:
Rinad Beidas, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE@LDI), Leonard Davis Institute
University of Pennsylvania

Rinad Beidas, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Ethics and Health Policy; and Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Founder and Director of the Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute (PISCE@LDI). Major scientific discoveries have produced scores of evidence-based practices (EBPs) to improve health and mental health. Unfortunately, many of these EBPs never make their way into routine health care delivery. Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of EBPs into routine care with the broad goal of ensuring that scientific discoveries realize their potential and improve people s lives. Dr. Beidas' research program is designed to improve the quality of health and mental health services through implementation science.

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

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Apr

22

The Fetus in Utero: From Mystery to Social Media - Margaret Carlyle | Brian Callender

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Margaret Carlyle, PhD
Assistant Professor of History of Science and Technology
University of British Columbia
Canada

Brian Callender, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Core Faculty, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
University of Chicago

The Fetus in Utero: From Mystery to Social Media

This lecture will explore a history of fetal imagery and contextualize that within contemporary debates about reproductive rights and the ubiquity of the fetal ultrasound.

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May

05

"Public Health Triumphs and Challenges Amidst a Pandemic with Dr. Allison Arwady" with Allison Arwady, MD, MPH

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration required.

IPHAM Population Health Forum Seminar hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University.

Public Health Triumphs and Challenges Amidst a Pandemic: Past, Present, Future, and the role of Academic Partners

Guest:
Allison Arwady, MD, MPH
Commissioner
Chicago Department of Public Health

The IPHAM Population Health Forum Seminar will be an interactive discussion with Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Allison Arwady. We will discuss the past, present, and near future of public health action amidst the pandemic.

Dr. Arwady started at CDPH in 2015 and served as Chief Medical Officer before being confirmed by the City Council as Commissioner in January, 2020. As Chief Medical Officer she oversaw the disease control, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and behavioral health divisions. She has worked on disease outbreaks, immunization promotion, tuberculosis response, lead poisoning prevention, substance misuse, and more. Prior to CDPH, she worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer. In that role, she focused on outbreak response, including international work on Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. While based at the Illinois Department of Public Health, she responded to disease outbreaks across the state. She has a bachelor s degree from Harvard University, a master s degree in public health from Columbia University, and completed medical school and clinical training at Yale University. She is a board-certified internal medicine physician and pediatrician, and continues to see primary care patients weekly.

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

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May

06

Sekile Nzinga - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Sekile Nzinga

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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May

13

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.

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May

20

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.

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May

27

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.

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Jun

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.

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Jun

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.

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Apr

22

NMH - Patient Safety Grand Rounds - Skin is In: Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries...

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL Patient Safety Grand Rounds

presented by

NMH Quality Patient Safety

Skin is In:
Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries
Using High Reliability Methods

Panelists/Presenters:
Lindsay Werth MSN, RN, CMSRN
Program Manager, Patient Safety, North Region

Laura Meller MS, APN, CNS-BC, NE-BC
Director of Nursing, Patient Care Services, LFH

Giavonna Lindsey MSN, FNP-BC, CVNP-BC, AG-ACNP-BC
Clinical Practice Specialist, LFH

Denise Majeski MSN, RN, ACM,NE-BC
VP of Operations and Bernthal Chief Nurse Executive, LFH

Mechelle Krause BSN, RN, WCC, OMS
Clinical Practice Specialist Wound/Ostomy, LFH

Moderator:
Gary Noskin MD
Senior Vice President, Quality, NMHC
Chief Medical Officer, NMH

Join Microsoft Teams - HERE

Learning Objectives: Discuss a current issue related to patient safety, and to propose strategies to improve patient safety

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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Apr

22

The Fetus in Utero: From Mystery to Social Media - Margaret Carlyle | Brian Callender

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Margaret Carlyle, PhD
Assistant Professor of History of Science and Technology
University of British Columbia
Canada

Brian Callender, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Core Faculty, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
University of Chicago

The Fetus in Utero: From Mystery to Social Media

This lecture will explore a history of fetal imagery and contextualize that within contemporary debates about reproductive rights and the ubiquity of the fetal ultrasound.

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Apr

27

NMH Ethics presents Virtual Schwartz Rounds - TBA

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Presents

VIRTUAL SCHWARTZ ROUNDS

Speakers/topics TBA

Schwartz Center Rounds is a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients.

Learning Objectives for This Program:
1. Examine social and emotional aspects of patient care delivery.
2. Discuss the impact of interdisciplinary collaboration on patient care delivery.

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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Apr

29

Flash(y) Bioethics – MA Student Edition! - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Flash(y) Bioethics MA Student Edition!

The MA Faculty introduces the Montgomery Lecture Series with a Faculty Flash(y) lecture every fall, and this is a variation on that theme. For this Montgomery Lecture six of our MA students are going to explore a topic they (literally) drew out of a hat in a pithy 5 minutes or less! Come cheer them on as they tackle this challenge, and enjoy a sampling of the diversity of issues engaged by the medical humanities and bioethics. (Topics to be announced)

April 29, 2021

Flash(y) Bioethics MA Student Edition!

The MA Faculty introduces the Montgomery Lecture Series with a Faculty Flash(y) lecture every fall, and this is a variation on that theme. For this Montgomery Lecture six of our MA students are going to explore a topic they (literally) drew out of a hat in a pithy 5 minutes or less! Come cheer them on as they tackle this challenge, and enjoy a sampling of the diversity of issues engaged by the medical humanities and bioethics.

Victor Pinto 2nd year MD ( BOUNDARY )

Annika Divakar 2nd year MD ( NEAR MISS )

Thea Bloom 1st year GC ( AUTHORITY )

Maddie Berkvam 1st year GC ( ANGER )

Julia Murphy 3rd year MD ( STANDARD )

Charlie Schufreider 4th year MD ( RESPONSIBILITY )

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May

06

Sekile Nzinga - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Sekile Nzinga

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

May

13

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

May

20

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.

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May

23

MD/MPH Virtual Graduate Program

Online - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Northwestern University Program in Public Health invites you to attend the class of 2021 MD/MPH virtual graduate program.

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May

27

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.

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Jun

03

Ebola and Structural Violence - Eugene Richardson & Paul Farmer - Health Across Borders Keynote Presentation

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cosponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, and the Institute for Global Health Studies

EBOLA AND STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE

Eugene Richardson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Author of Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health (2020)

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Author of Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History (2020)

How do the specific histories and practices of global public health fundamentally shape the way epidemics unfold and inequality deepens? Our two physician-anthropologists speakers, Eugene Richardson and Paul Farmer, have engaged this question together over many years, working not only on the clinical frontlines of Ebola epidemics, but crafting analytic frameworks with which to make sense of those experiences. Join us as they draw on their respective new books to offer on-the-ground insights and critical tools for re-thinking the relationships and lines of responsibility between epidemics, inequality, and the field of public health.

REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON

This is the Keynote Presentation of the Health Across Borders: Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series
June 3 July 1, 2021 Thursdays 12-1pm Online

This year the Northwestern Bioethics & Medical Humanities annual conference will be held as a series of one-hour virtual sessions, spread over five weeks. The theme was chosen in 2019 to stimulate conversation around how borders, both geographic and conceptual, can establish inclusion and exclusion, unity and conflict ideas that have taken on new dimensions and urgency in the past year. Following the keynote, each week will feature a three or four brief presentations on the theme or other current work in the field of bioethics and medical humanities.

Read more about this conference series

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Jun

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

Jun

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.

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Jun

10

Panel #1 - Health Across Borders:  Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities

Presents

Health Across Borders:
Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series
(June 3 July 1, 2021 Thursdays 12-1pm Online)

This year the Northwestern Bioethics & Medical Humanities annual conference will be held as a series of one-hour virtual sessions, spread over five weeks. The theme was chosen in 2019 to stimulate conversation around how borders, both geographic and conceptual, can establish inclusion and exclusion, unity and conflict ideas that have taken on new dimensions and urgency in the past year. Following the keynote, each week will feature a three or four brief presentations on the theme or other current work in the field of bioethics and medical humanities.

Cosponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine and the Program in Global Health Studies

Health Across Borders:
Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series
Panel 1#

Meredith Yang
Caregiver Depression and Early Childhood Development:
A Mixed-Methods Study from Rural China

Melissa Palma, MD, MPH
ICAAP Refugee Immigrant Child Health Initiative:
A Case Study in Patient Advocacy

Natalie Colaneri
Western and Non-Western Aid Workers Perceptions of
Refugee Mental Health and Well-Being in Greece

Courtney Furlough, MD
Comparison of Ethical Decision-Making Climate Among Subspecialty
ICUs at a Single Institution

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Jun

17

Panel #2 - Health Across Borders:  Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities

Presents

Health Across Borders:
Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series
(June 3 July 1, 2021 Thursdays 12-1pm Online)

This year the Northwestern Bioethics & Medical Humanities annual conference will be held as a series of one-hour virtual sessions, spread over five weeks. The theme was chosen in 2019 to stimulate conversation around how borders, both geographic and conceptual, can establish inclusion and exclusion, unity and conflict ideas that have taken on new dimensions and urgency in the past year. Following the keynote, each week will feature a three or four brief presentations on the theme or other current work in the field of bioethics and medical humanities.

Cosponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine and the Program in Global Health Studies

Health Across Borders:
Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series
Panel 2#

Elizabeth Bleed, MD, MA
Coloring Outside the Lines:
A Counter-narrative to the Hidden Curriculum

Kathryn West, MA, LSW + Brian Callender, MD
Graphic Medicine: Bridging the Chasm Between Patient & Provider

Lauren Vassiliades, MD + Swati D Deshmukh, MD
Imposter Syndrome: Is Medical Improv the Solution?

Lauren Rissman, MD
Prognostic Discussions with Parents of High Risk,
Critically Ill Pediatric Patients

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