Events

Film Screening: States of Grace

Please join the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine along with Core Principles of Medicine, and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for a film screening of States of Grace on March 7th, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Smilow Seminar Room. The screening will be followed by a talkback with Grace Dammann and the filmmakers and a light reception.  Click here to read more about this event on the NYU Literature, Arts, and Medicine blog.

Alcoholism: Treatment and Recovery

On January 11th, 2016, the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine, with the Department of Psychiatry, will present a special event including a live performance of scenes from Bill W. and Dr. Bob, the award-winning off-Broadway play about the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, written by Samuel Shem (pen-name of Stephen Bergman) and Janet Surrey, and sponsored by NYU Langone Medical Center. The performance will be followed with an interactive panel discussion, featuring Drs. Charles Marmar, Samuel Shem, Helena Hansen, and Stephen Ross.

Fall 2015 Colloquium: Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing's Wild West with Dr. Ivan Oransky

Please join the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine December 1st, 2016 at 5:30pm for our Fall 2015 Colloquium with Ivan Oransky, MD, Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at NYU's Journalism Institute and Co-Founder of the wildly popular blog Retraction Watch. Dr. Oransky will explore the drama of retractions from scientific journals, how fraud occurs, and what it means for the future of scientific integrity.

Good Causes, Bad Acts: Scrutinizing Ends and Means in Medical Activism with Alice Dreger, PhD

On April 28th, 2015 at 5:30pm, the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine will present a special talk with Alice Dreger, PhD, Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dreger will discuss her new book Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science and focuses in on cases when progressive activists have used problematic means to go after researchers whose findings they believed harmful to their identities or beliefs. It explores an important dimension sometimes ignored in today's discussions of academic freedom. Join us in Schwartz E Lecture Hall for this important discussion.

Spring 2015 Colloquium: Why We Need Stories in Medicine: Louise Aronson in Conversation with Danielle Ofri and Barron Lerner

On Tuesday, March 3rd at 5:30PM, the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine will host its Spring 2015 Colloquium, "Why We Need Stories in Medicine: Louise Aronson in Conversation with Danielle Ofri and Barron Lerner." Dr. Aronson, geriatrician and author of A History of the Present Illness, will discuss with Drs. Ofri and Lerner the ethics, imperatives, and challenges of medical storytelling. Each will share stories from their recent books. This event is free and open to all members of the NYU community and the public. We hope you'll join us for what promises to be a fantastic discussion with three renowned physician-writers!

Fall 2014 Colloquium: Samuel Shem in Conversation with Arthur Caplan and David Oshinsky: Is Healing an Individual Matter?  

The Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine presents its Fall 2015 Fall Colloquium, "Is Healing an Individual Matter?" Join us for a panel discussion with Drs. Samuel Shem, Art Caplan, and David Oshinsky on isolation and connection in medicine and the evolution of the doctor-patient relationship.

Spring 2014 Colloquium: The Only Difference Between a Researcher and Patient is a Diagnosis: A Conversation with Susan Love

Join us on May 1, 2014 at 6:00PM for our Spring Humanistic Medicine Colloquium, "The Only Difference between a Researcher and a Patient is a Diagnosis!" co-sponsored by the MSPHM and The Perlmutter Cancer Center of NYULMC. Dr. Susan Love—surgeon, researcher, advocate, author, and cancer survivor—will be interviewed onstage by Dr. Deborah Axelrod, Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology and Medical Director for Community Outreach & Education for the NYULMC Cancer Center. A book signing and reception will follow the interview. Light dinner will be served! We hope to see you there! 

Reading the Body: Live! 

The Division of Medical Humanities and the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine proudly present: READING THE BODY: LIVE! A literary evening honoring Frank Netter, "The Michelangelo of Medicine." Please join us for a live performance of stage actors reading poetry and prose about the body from the Bellevue Literary Review. *Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6PM in the Smilow Multipurpose Room*

Art & Anatomy: Drawings

The Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine is sponsoring an exhibit of drawings made in the MSPHM seminar, Art & Anatomy. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 14th, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm in the Smilow Multipurpose Room.

Fall 2013 Colloquium: Doctors and Alcohol: From the House of God to Bill W. and Dr. Bob

On October 8th, 2013, the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine will host its Fall 2013 Colloquium, "Doctors and Alcohol: From the House of God to Bill W. and Dr. Bob." Samuel Shem (pen-name of Stephen Bergman, MD, DPhil) will discuss his book, Inside the House of God, and his play, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, detailing the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Spring 2013 Colloquium: Physicians as Writers: Oliver Sacks in Conversation with Danielle Ofri

Join the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine on April 3rd, 2013 at 6:00pm as it hosts the Spring 2013 Colloquium, "Physicians as Writers: Oliver Sacks in Conversation with Danielle Ofri". Listen as NYU School of Medicine Professor of Neurology and bestselling author Oliver Sacks is interviewed on stage by fellow physician-writer Danielle Ofri. Dr. Sacks will illuminate the fundamental connections between clinical practice and storytelling, reflect on his own and his patients' adventures, and discuss several cases from his newest book Hallucinations. Book signing and reception to follow.

Fall 2012 Colloquium: German Medicine, Nazi Ethics, and the Legacy of the Holocaust: A Conversation with Dr. Art Caplan

On October 25, 2012 at 6:00pm, the Master Scholars Program will host its Fall 2012 Colloquium "German Medicine, Nazi Ethics, and the Legacy of the Holocaust". Join us for a conversation with Dr. Art Caplan, Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. The field of bioethics has either remained silent in the face of Nazi crimes or accepted the myths that Nazi biomedicine was inept, mad, or coerced. The fact is that many of those who committed the crimes of the Holocaust were competent physicians and scientists who acted from strong moral convictions. This puzzle of how it came to be that physicians and scientists who caused so much suffering and death did so in the belief that they were morally right is the focus of this presentation.