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April 2016

Danger Talk: Sexual Error and the Limits of Thought – panel discussion

April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Cosponsored by NYU's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University, Danger Talk: Sexual Error and the Limits of Thought will examine the multiple ways "sexual danger" is being discussed, administered, and policed in a variety of settings: from campus debates over "affirmative consent" and "trigger warnings," to new Title IX policies governing sexual misconduct, to conflicts roiling psychoanalytic institutes over sexual boundary violations between analysts and patients.

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Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Birkbeck, University of London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

In 1921, Dr Montagu Lomax published a searing indictment of Prestwich Asylum exposing an entrenched sub-culture of malpractice, negligence and abuse. Recent historical research has shown that many of the same practices were still taking place at Prestwich fifty years later. Today, most institutions provide the best possible standards of care. But abuse can still happen. Stafford Hospital, Winterbourne View and the crimes committed by Jimmy Savile are among the more recent examples of how systemic violence and neglect can…

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Grand Rounds – NYU Department of Psychiatry – ‘Historical Perspectives on Stigma, Race and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’

April 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYU Langone Medical Center, 333 E 38th St
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Historical Perspectives on Stigma, Race and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Jonathan D. Metzl, MD, PhD Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society, Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society | Professor of Psychiatry Vanderbilt University Smilow Seminar

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May 2016

Keynote Address at Boosting Statewide Momentum to Achieve System Goals

May 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water St,
Portsmouth, VA 23704 United States
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Keynote Address: Mental Illness and Mass Shootings: Let’s Talk Truths Presented by: Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University This presentation addresses four assumptions that frequently arise in the aftermath of mass-shootings in the U.S. Mental illness causes gun violence Psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime before it happens Shootings represent the deranged acts of mentally ill loners Gun control “won’t prevent” another Newtown. Each of these statements is certainly true in particular instances. Yet as we show, notions of mental…

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‘Structural Competency: Theorizing a New Approach to Stigma and Inequality’ at Boosting Statewide Momentum to Achieve System Goals

May 5, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water St,
Portsmouth, VA 23704 United States
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This workshop will detail an important and increasingly influential new framework for addressing stigma in clinical practice. Structural competency shifts the focus away from approaches to stigma and inequalities that emphasize cross-cultural understandings of individual patients, toward attention to forces that influence health outcomes at levels above individual interactions. The workshop will review existing structural approaches to stigma and health inequalities developed outside of medicine, and proposes changes to U.S. medical education and clinical practice that will infuse clinical training…

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September 2016

What Is a Month of Life Worth?: Assessing the Impact of ACA Rejection on White Men in Tennessee – Johns Hopkins Program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology Colloquium

September 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Johns Hopkins University – School of Medicine, 1900 East Monument Street, Welch Library, 3rd floor
Baltimore, MD 21205-2113 United States
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What Is a Month of Life Worth?: Assessing the Impact of ACA Rejection on White Men in Tennessee Invited speaker, Johns Hopkins Program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology Colloquium, Baltimore 3:00-4:30 p.m., Institute of the History of Medicine Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library, East Baltimore campus  

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History of Medicine and Health Activism panel – New York Academy of Medicine

September 30, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029 United States
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14th ANNUAL JOINT ATLANTIC SEMINAR FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE “Organizing Medicine” September 30 – October 1, 2016 New York Academy of Medicine The Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine is convened annually for the presentation of research by young scholars working on the history of medicine and public health. The meeting was founded in 2002 to foster an intercollegial intellectual community and provide a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate student research. The New York Academy of…

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October 2016

Racism and Health in the US South – Colloquium at Georgia Tech

October 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Georgia Tech – Bill Moore Student Success Center – Clary Theatre Atlanta, GA 30313 United States + Google Map

On Wednesday, October 5th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm Dr. Camara Jones and I will be in dialogue about the impact of racism on health in the US South. This facilitated conversation is open to the public and will take place at Georgia Tech University.

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Invited Lecture, Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Chicago

October 18, 2016
Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

Invited Lecture, Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Chicago Held at the University of Chicago

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Structural Competency: A New Paradigm for Addressing Race and Racisms in Medicine – Chicago, IL

October 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
UIC College of Pharmacy, Auditorium Room 134-2, 833 S. Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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The "cultural competency" approach and other medical models that emphasize cross-cultural understanding of patients are limited. Many health-related factors previously attributed to culture or ethnicity in interactions between doctors and patients also represent the downstream consequences of decisions about larger structural contexts, such as impoverished transit or food delivery systems, oppressive zoning decisions, or the pernicious effects of institutional racisms. This talk will focus on how the "structural competency" model and movement offers a new paradigm and approach to healthcare that can address the biological, socioeconomic, and racial impacts of upstream decisions on structural factors such as expanding health and wealth disparities.

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