Kate Buehler, Bradley Ekwerekwu, Catherine Medici-Thiemann, and Tiffany Moore
UNMC and Nebraska Medicine-affiliated experts speak about the resources and services available for responding to concerns around domestic violence.
Constructing the Modern Physician: Architecture, Science, Race and Gender in Early Twentieth-Century Medical Centers
In the decades just before and after 1900, medical schools and their teaching hospitals were rebuilt throughout the United States. Dr. Carroll argues that these new, large structures celebrated the shifts underway in medical science, physicians’ training and physicians’ professional identity. To this end, educators and architects worked hard to include the local community in the construction process and to create attractive and inviting structures.
At the same time, however, a close study of these facilities reveals the limits of educators’ and philanthropists’ visions. The school buildings encouraged hierarchies between physicians based on race and gender.
Dr. Carroll will incorporate examples from the history of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in her lecture.
Mary Lou Falcone
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library, Mary Lou Falcone presented from her recent book, “I Didn't See It Coming: Scenes of Love, Loss and Lewy Body Dementia.”
Mary Lou Falcone is an internationally known classical music publicist/strategist who for five decades has helped guide the careers of prominent artists and provided support for many institutions. Mary Lou has steered the careers of celebrated artists such as Van Cliburn, Gustavo Dudamel, Renée Fleming, Sir Georg Solti, and James Taylor. She also advised many institutions, including Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Here, she combines her communication skills with her background as a performer and educator with being an advocate for Lewy body dementia (LBD) awareness.
A licensed mental health counselor and Sherlock Holmes expert, Monica Schmidt explores the movement from mere literary fiction to a clinically accurate portrayal of a man struggling with what is now known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Everybody knows Sherlock Holmes: he’s an eccentric but incredibly clever London-based detective who, along with his friend Dr. John H. Watson, solves Victorian-era mysteries. But who is this Watson fellow? Depending upon the author or the actor, sometimes he’s portrayed as an adventurous man of action and in others he’s a befuddled “Boobus Britannicus,” so we’re never sure about him. Upon their initial meeting, Holmes deduces that Watson was an army doctor wounded in Afghanistan. What Holmes couldn’t have known was that Watson was a survivor of one of the deadliest battles of the 2nd Afghan War and was struggling to find his footing after being invalided from the service.
Since 2013, Ms. Schmidt has been a staple in the Sherlockian conference/lecture circuit, typically speaking about Sherlock Holmes and mental health. She received the investiture of “Julia Stoner” from The Baker Street Irregulars in 2019 and “The Church of St. Monica” from The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes in 2015. She practices near Iowa City, Iowa.
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Erin J. Torell
Viewers will see and learn about medicine's evolution of understanding around the nature and science of birth. Be among the first to see the newest addition to the collection, "Theoretical and Practical Instructions for the Use of Students" by Marguerite Guillomance Coutanceau. This is one of two existing copies of this 19th-century French midwifery instruction book on the best practices of birth for the time.
Dr. Haddad read from her poetry collection, An Otherwise Healthy Woman.
Dr. Haddad is a poet, nurse, and educator at Creighton University where she now holds the rank of Professor Emerita. Her poetry and short stories have been published in the American Journal of Nursing, Janus Head, Journal of Medical Humanities, Touch, Bellevue Literary Review, Pulse, Persimmon Tree, Annals of Internal Medicine, Aji Magazine, DASH, Oberon Poetry Magazine, and the anthologies Between the Heart Beats and Intensive Care: More Poetry and Prose by Nurses from University of Iowa Press, and Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies from Kent State University Press. Her poetry chapbook, The Geography of Kitchens, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2021. The University of Nebraska Press is publishing her first poetry collection, An Otherwise Healthy Woman, in 2022. She is also an alumna of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing.
The presentation examined changes in the understanding of human anatomy of the heart over the centuries though medical illustrations in rare books; showcased a variety of medical illustration techniques; and shared short biographies of the anatomists and artists who created the anatomy books.
Erin J. Torell
The recording is of a hybrid presentation over fetal images in rare books from the McGoogan Library for the College of Allied Health Professions on October 12, 2022. The presentation covers books from the 16th-19th centuries; biographical information about the anatomists, creators, and artists; and a discussion about the artistic nature of the medical illustrations.
Deirdre Cooper Owens
This presentation touches on why humanities programs and education are necessary for students interested in health sciences: for instance, that the various humanities disciplines allow students to study the social, cultural, ethical and historical dimensions of how doctors, patients, and communities understand the lived experience of health and disease; that the humanities engender critical thinking and interdisciplinary approaches: and that subject covered in the humanities, such as aspects of history and race, and how that legacy of harm to underrepresented groups results in continued health disparities today, helps expand critical health science students critical thinking and compassionate learning.
Judy Diamond, Bob Hall, Judi gaiashkibos, and St Patrick Reid
In spring 2020, a multidisciplinary group, including artists and scientists, received funding from the Rapid Response Research Program of the National Science Foundation to develop comic books that would help youth understand the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project built upon a decade of expertise in creating comics about the biology of viruses. In collaboration with virologists and artists, three comic stories about COVID-19 were developed during the pandemic and posted online during the last half of 2020.
The fictional narratives address fundamental issues in biology, virology and network science in order to help readers understand the complexities of living through a viral pandemic. The stories focus on three themes: the biology and social context of the COVID-19 virus; the relationship of wild animals, particularly bats, to the pandemic; and the impact of the pandemic on Tribal communities.
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