Calendar of Events

December 19, 2017 (All day)
Location:
LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA
January 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location:
Scaife Hall - 4th Floor

CF Reynolds Medical History Society
Joseph Losee, MD
Ross H. Musgrave Professor of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh - Children's Hospital of UPMC

January 26, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location:
A115 Crabtree Hall - GSPH

Visiting Professor in Bioethics & Public Health
Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA
Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics & Medicine
Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy & Management
Deputy Director for Medicine of the Johns Hopkins Berman
  Institute of Bioethics

January 26, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location:
Barco Law Building Room 111

Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA
Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine
Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management
Deputy Director for Medicine of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

February 9, 2018 -
8:30am to 4:00pm
Location:
111 Barco Law Building

Confirmed Speakers:

Mark Follman, National Affairs Editor, Mother Jones
Adam Lankford, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice,  The University of Alabama
Kelly McBride, Vice President, The Poynter Institute
Emma Beth McGinty, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Edward P. Mulvey, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Russell Palarea, Founder and President of Operational Psychology Services, LLC
John “Jack” Rozel, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh


Abstract: Considered a public health problem, gun violence is a threat to every dimension of health: it undermines physical, mental, and social well-being. Concern for the health and well-being of individuals and communities demands drawing attention to the causes and magnitude of this health risk. Yet media attention exacerbates some risks to physical and mental health. While homicide in many communities is a relatively neglected sociocultural phenomenon and health risk, mass shooting events capture public attention through 24-hour news cycles and social media platforms. Coverage of these events often leads to an implication that there can be only two explanations: extremism or illness. Media coverage frequently fuels the stigma of mental illness and false perceptions that people with mental illness are dangerous. Coverage also leads to copycat violence, clustering of violent events, and tactical mimicry by people considering such attacks. This symposium will bring together experts in mental health, violence prevention and public health, law and law enforcement, and media studies.

February 15, 2018 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Location:
Rangos Conference Center Children's Hospital of UPMC

Medearis Lecture / Pediatric Grand Rounds
Sahar Sadjadi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Sociology
Amherst College

February 26, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning

Alice Dreger, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies / Medical Humanities / Bioethics Lecture

February 27, 2018 -
7:15am to 8:15am
Location:
Auditorium - Magee Womens Hospital

Prenatal Dexamethasone for CAH: How Safe Are Pregnant Women and Fetuses in Our Medical System?
Alice Dreger, PhD
Author of  The Talk: Helping Your Kids Navigate Sex in the Real World (2016), One of Us: Cojoined Twins and the Future of Normal (2004), and Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex (1998).

February 27, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location:
Scaife Hall - 4th Floor

CF Reynolds Medical History Society
Gregory Anstead, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center

March 1, 2018 - 9:15am to March 4, 2018 - 4:00pm
Location:
Palmer House Chicago, IL

APPE Call for Submissions invites individuals from all disciplines and professions interested in advancing scholarship, teaching and a general understanding of practical and professional ethics to submit presentations, case studies, pedagogical demonstrations, creative arts, posters, etc no later than October 27, 2017.  One individual submission per person will be accepted.  Submissions are invited on ethical issues in all fields including business, engineering, government, media, law, medicine and science and technology as well as interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary issues that cut across professions such as biomedical, educational, environmental, public health and research.

March 19, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning

Katy Butler
Family caregiver, journalist, and author of Knocking on Heaven's Door

Medical Humanities Mondays Lecture

March 20, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location:
MUH - 7 Main Auditorium

Katy Butler
Family caregiver, journalist, and author of Knocking on Heaven's Door

Medicine Grand Rounds

 

March 23, 2018 -
8:30am to 4:30pm
Location:
Scaife Hall - 11th Floor Conference Center

Medical Ethics Conference 2018

March 28, 2018 (All day)
Location:
University Club

Abstract: This cross-disciplinary conference on family and health will examine the role of the family in education, health, caregiving, and social support, and in shaping beliefs about sickness, health, and medicine, as well as in shaping health behaviors. More information is available here; registration will open in 2018.

April 3, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location:
Scaife Hall - 4th Floor

CF Reynolds Medical History Society
Shelley McKellar, PhD
Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine
University of Western Ontario