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The healthcare community has begun to realize that health is about more than just the physical, and now immerse resources are being directed toward research on the "Culture of Health." But how can empircal research evaluate factors such as spirituality, ethics, environment, friendship, love, and happiness? Panel participants include Tamara Dubowitz (RAND Corporation); Tyler Vanderweele, PhD, MA (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health); Jeffrey Bishop, MD, PhD (St. Louis University); Grant R. Martsolf, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN (University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing). This panel is sponsored by the Provost's Year of the Health U initiative and the Pittsburgh Christian Studies Program.
Lisa S. Parker, PhD
Professor of Human Genetics
Director, Center for BIoethics & Health Law
We will begin by examining some of the basic scientific developments that make intentional genetic engineering increasingly possible. Then we will discuss the range of views that people may have with regard to this possibility. We will try to illuminate the beliefs underlying these different views, their strengths, and their problems. Free registration is requested, and is required for lunch. Underwritten by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Science! Conversations and Community Series of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Sponsored by Hiram College's Center for Literature and Medicine.
More information is avilable here.
Health humanities teaching is inherently diverse—in its disciplinary approaches, materials, subjects, theories and settings. This three-day seminar brings together health humanities educators for interactive sample classes, lightning talks, poster sessions, and small-group discussions. Participants will leave with innovative skills and new materials to adapt to their own teaching. Set amid Hiram’s peaceful campus in Northeast Ohio, this seminar will bring health humanities educators into an intimate setting of exchange and participatory learning with colleagues.