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September 2016

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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November 2016

Keynote at Black Psychiatrists of America 37th Transcultural Psychiatry Conference – Nassau, Bahamas

November 10, 2016 - November 13, 2016
Melia Nassau Beach Hotel, 4914 West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
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Keynote at Black Psychiatrists of America 37th Transcultural Psychiatry Conference - Nassau, Bahamas .

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Panel on Campus Carry – ASA Program Committee

November 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Denver Convention Center, Level 4, Capitol 4 Denver, CO United States + Google Map

American Studies Association, Denver, Colorado On June 1, 2015, Governor of Texas Greg Abbott signed into law S.B. 11, also known as the "campus carry" law. The issue of guns in the culture at large is not a new one, and the gun control debate has been further stoked by #blacklivesmatter and the occupation of a federal building by ranchers in Oregon. In short, this panel will address the issue of "campus carry" by bringing together scholars for a conversation…

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December 2016

Changing the Terms of Debate about Gun Violence: Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms

December 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Texas A&M University – MSC Ballroom, Room 2300E, 275 Joe Routt Boulevard, Room 2300E
College Station, TX 77843 United States
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Four assumptions frequently arise in the aftermath of mass shootings in the United States: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime, (3) that shootings represent the deranged acts of mentally ill loners, and (4) that gun control “won’t prevent” such incidents. Professor Metzl will address how assumptions about gun violence incorrectly link to stereotypes of mental illness and race in the United States. These issues become obscured when mass shootings come to stand in for all gun crime, and when “mentally ill” ceases to be a medical designation and becomes a sign of violent threat. Professor Metzl will also discuss how and why gun violence is a pertinent topic for the growing field of Health Humanities.

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January 2017

Grand Rounds, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

January 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
University of Washington Magnuson Health Sciences Center – Room T-625, 1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195 United States
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Presentation TBD

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Risk Taking, Freedom, Safety, and Well-Being: Dimensions of an Engaged Campus Culture, San Francisco

January 26, 2017 @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, 5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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These dimensions of an engaged campus are fraught with the challenges of their balance and how higher education can meet its unique responsibility and core purposes in an open, democratic society. MODERATOR: Barry Schwartz Part of the 2017 Annual Meeting: Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence

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February 2017

Teaching Social Justice and Health Equity in an Age of Polarization

February 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bentley Reserve, Second Floor Lounge, 400 Sansome Street Entrance
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Professor Metzl will explore a new educational paradigm called Structural Competency that aims to teach healthcare leaders of tomorrow ways to identify, study and intervene in these inequities. He will detail ways the "structural competency" model offers a new approach to healthcare. Structural competency is a term and concept coined by Dr. Metzl that has now become a major movement in health education.

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