Historical Archive

1996-2015

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September 17, 2015
One Mother, Thousands of Brains
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD
Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; Writer for the New York Times; Author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank

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October 1, 2015   
Why Doctors Should Write Creatively, or, Why One Doctor Failed at ‘Not” Writing – The Duffy Lecture  
Jay Baruch, MD  
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School, Brown University; Director, Program in Clinical Arts and Humanities

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October 15, 2015 
Language in Psychotherapy and Schizophrenia, Understanding and Interpretation – The McGovern Lecture 
William Hurt Sledge, MD
George D. and Esther S. Gross Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

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November 12, 2015 
What the Humanities Know – The James Kenney Lecture 
Amy Hungerford 
Professor of English and American Studies, Yale University
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December 3, 2015 
Writing the Medical Experience 
Lisa Rosenbaum, MD 
Cardiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital; National correspondent for New England Journal of Medicine
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December 10, 2015 
Has Medicine Failed the Intersex Community (And Could Literature Save it)? 
Cosponsored by the Program for Biomedical Ethics 
Ilene Y. Wong, MD 
Urologist, Author (as I.W.Gregorio), None of the Above
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January 14, 2016 
Learning to See: Drawing as Thinking – The Barwick Lecture 
Cyra Levenson 
Curator of Education and Academic Outreach, Yale Center for British Art

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January 28, 2016  
Internal Medicine – The Dillard Lecture 
Terrence Holt, MD 
Assistant Professor, Social Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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February 11, 2016 
A Question of Freedom: A Conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts 
Cosponsored by the Offices of Multicultural Affairs, Student Affairs and Yale SNMA/LMSA 
Dwayne Reginald Betts 
Poet, Memoirist and Teacher
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February 25, 2016 
Learning to See: The Jerome Project. A Conversation with Titus Kaphar – The Barwick Lecture 
Titus Kaphar 
Artist
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March 3, 2016 
My Bright Abyss – The Dobihal Lecture 
Christian Wiman 
Author, Editor, Translator;Senior Lecturer, Religion and Literature, Yale Divinity School
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March 31, 2016 
Learning to See: Cadaver Portraits. A Conversation with Laura Ferguson – The Barwick Lecture 
Laura Ferguson 
Artist in Residence, Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine, NYU School of Medicine
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April 14, 2016 
Learning to See: Assumptions in Observation. A Conversation with Tara Geer – The Barwick Lecture 
Tara Geer 
Artist; Instructor of Drawing, Teachers College, Columbia University; Associate Adjunct Professor of Art, Columbia College
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April 28, 2016 
Learning to See: Portraits of Illness and the Call of the Other – The Barwick Lecture 
Thomas P. Duffy, MD 
Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
May 5, 2016 
Marguerite Rush-Lerner Creative Writing Contest Winners – The Richard Selzer Lecture

October 2, 2014
A Touch of the Farm River
Linda Cummings
Fine Art Photographer and Psychotherapist

October 16, 2014
Treasures of the Medical Historical Library – The Barwick Lecture
Susan Wheeler
Curator of Drawings and Print Collection, Yale Medical History Library

October 30, 2014
Evolutionary Darwinian Medicine; Can We Save Ourselves? – The Arnold Baskin Lecture
Philip Askenase, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine/Immunology, Yale School of Medicine

November 6, 2014
Pilgrim’s Progress: Walking the Way of St. James – The McGovern Lecture
Auguste Fortin, MD
Associate Professor Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Oi Fortin
Artist

November 20, 2014
Medical Mastermind – The James Kenney Lecture
Maria Konnikova
Author

December 4, 2014
What Does the Public Hear When it Turns to the Media for Health Information?
Robert Bazell
Former Chief Science Correspondent, NBC News

January 8, 2015
Two Doctors, Two Generations: The Evolution of Medical ethics
Barron Lerner, MD
Professor Medicine and Population Health, New York University School of Medicine

January 22, 2015
Writers’ Workshop
Anna Reisman, MD
Physician Author, Yale School of Medicine
Lisa Sanders, MD
Physician Author. Yale School of Medicine

February 5, 2015
Alice Flaherty
Professor Neurology, Harvard Medical School

February 19, 2015
The Multicultural Lecture

March 5, 2015
Yale Physician Poets

March 26, 2015
Jewish Values in Patient Care: A Model for Empathetic Relationships – The Edward Dobihal Lecture
Alan Astrow, MD
Physician/Ethicist

April 2, 2015
The Empathy Exams
Leslie Jamison
Author

April 9, 2015
Patient Care and Professionalism
Cathy DeAngelis
Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Former Editor JAMA

April 16, 2015
The Morris Dillard Lecture
Sarah Nikiforow, MD
Yale Medical School Graduate (MD/PhD), Massachusetts General Hospital (Hemo/Onc)

October 3, 2013
In Search of the Man who Broke My Neck
Josh Prager
Author

October 17, 2013
Cultural Challenges of Introducing Medical Programs in Developing Countries – The McGovern Lecture
Susan Finkelstein
Assistant Professor, Social Work, Yale School of Medicine
Frederic Finkelstein, MD
Professor of Medicine, Yale University

October 24, 2013
Looking In: Organs and the Way We View Them - The Barwick Lecture
Lucy Liu
Yale School of Medicine 4
Kathryn Parker-Almanas
Artist

November 14, 2013
Death or Disability? Difference in Theory and Practice
William Penn, PhD
Scholar/Ethicist, Syracuse University

November 21, 2013
Falling into the Fire
Christine Montross, MS
Physician/Author, Brown University

December 5, 2013
With an Artistic Visions: An Ophthalmologist Reflects on Perception, the Arts ad Eye Disease – The Arnold Baskin Lecture
Vincent deLuise, MD
Yale School of Medicine Ophthalmologist

December 12, 2013
The Inventor and the Tycoon
Edward Ball
Author

January 16, 2014
Purple Hearts
Nina Berman
Photographer, Columbia University

January 23, 2014
Brain and Culture: Epigenetic Sensitivity to Environmental Input ad Challenges of Changing Environments
Bruce Wexler, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University

January 30, 3014
Writers’ Workshop
Louise Aronson, MD
Physician/Author, University of California San Francisco

February 6, 2014
Ancient Trauma/Modern Warriors: Greek Drama and the Psychology of War – The James Kenney Lecture
Peter Meineck, PhD
Associate Professor of Classics, New York University

February 20, 2014
The Multicultural Lecture

March 6, 2014
A Singular Intimacy Navigating Life as a Doctor and Writer
Danielle Ofri, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University

March 13, 2014
Ethnographic Studies: Shedding and Anthropological Light on Illness and Dying
Jordan Sloshower
Yale School of Medicine 5
Karen Nakamura, PhD
Anthropology ad East Asian Studies, Yale University

March 271, 2014
Attitudes Toward Suicide in Art: From the Trojan War to the 21st Century
James Harris, MD
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, Mental Health and History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

April 3, 2014
Letter from Italy – An Oratorio – The Thomas Duffy Lecture
Karyl Evans
Documentary Film Producer

April 10, 2014
Yale Physician Poets

April 24, 2014
Health and Spirituality/Lux Et Veritas – The Dobihal Lecture
Sally Bailey
Founder, Society for the Arts in Healthcare, North Carolina

May 1, 2014
The Dillard Lecture
Robert Rohrbaugh, MD
Director, Office of International Medical Student Education, Yale School of Medicine

May 8, 2014
Writers’ Workshop
Richard Selzer, MD
Author
Lorence Gutterman, MD
Author

September 20, 2012
The Adverb Done It: How Forensic Linguists ad Neuroscience are Catching the Bad Guys - The James Kenney Lecture
Jack Hitt
Author/Journalist/Storyteller

October 4, 2012
The Human Need for Nature and the Design of the Built Environment
Stephen Kellert, PhD
Professor Emeritus School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

October 18, 2012
Dehumanization in Medicine: Causes and Cures
Omar Sultan Hague, MD, MTS
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Harvard Medical School

November 1, 2012
Hidden Text: Reflections on Living and Dying from the Anatomy Lab
Lawrence Rizzolo, PhD
Associate Professor Anatomy and Experimental Surgery, Yale School of Medicine

November 15, 2012
The Patient’s Journey: A Portrait of Healing – The Barwick Lecture
Janice Baker, MA
The Arts for Healing Staff of YNH Children’s Hospital

November 29, 2012
Caught it at the Movies, Queer Medical Historiography and the Cinema of Contagion
Lance Wahlert, PhD
Director of the Project on Bioethics, Sexuality and Gender Identity, University of Pennsylvania

December 13, 2012
Island Doctor: Medicine on Nantucket – The Arnold Baskin Lecture
Pam Belluck
Author/Health Reporter, New York Times

January 10, 2013
Healing and Relationship Matrix
Linda Cummings
Fine Art Photographer and Psychotherapist

January 24, 2013
Panel Presentation: Writers Workshop
Pamela Chen, MD
Physician/Author

January 27, 2013
Am I my Genes?
Robert Klitzman, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University; Physician/Author

February 6, 2013
The Spirit Enters and You Fall Down
Ann Fadiman, MD
Adjunct Professor of English, Yale University

February 21, 2013 
The Multicultural Lecture
Alita Anderson, MD
Author and Performance Artist

February 28, 2013
Living History Project – The McGovern Lecture
Michael Bennick, MD
Yale New Haven Hospital Clinical Department Chief, Gastroenterologist
Janet Henrich
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

March 7, 2013
Paging God, Religion in the Halls of Medicine – The Dobihal Lecture
Wendy Cadge, PhD
Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University

March 21, 2013
Reading by Physician Poets – The Thomas Duffy Lecture
Laura Manuelidis, MD
Professor of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine
Barry Zaret, MD
Yale Cardiology, Yale School of Medicine
Mark Russi, MD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Yale School of Medicine

April 4, 2013
Art And/On the Body
Katy Martin
Artist and Photographer

April 25
Uncomfortable Truths in Medline and Medical Education – The Dillard Lecture
Kathleen White, MD
Yale School of Medicine

May 17, 2013
Writers’ Workshop
Richard Selzer
Author
Lorence Gutterman, MD
Author

October 6, 2011
Breakthrough – The Discovery of Insulin and the Miracle which Saved Millions
Arthur Ainsburg, BA, MBA
Author/Wall Street Executive, Yale School of Medicine

October 13, 2011
The Language of Pain – The James Kenney Lecture
David Biro, MD
Professor of Dermatology at SUNY; Author - One Hundred Days: My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient

October 20, 2011
Witness to Underserved Suffering: Lessons for Physicians from the Book of Job
Robert Burt, JD
Alexander M. Bickel Professor of Law, Yale University

November 3, 2011
Mountain Climbing as a Metaphor of Medicine – The Barwick Lecture
Larry True, MD
Professor Pathology, University of Washington Medical Center

November 17, 2011
Harvey Cushing: The Story of the Brains, The Photos and the Books – The John P. McGovern Lecture
Dennis Spencer, MD
Harvey & Kate Cushing Professor Neurosurgery, Yale University

December 1, 2011
Open Wound: the Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont
Jason Karlawish, MD
Author; Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

December 15, 2011
The Future of Medicine: if Novelists are Society’s Antennae, Can Fiction Predict Medicine?
Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Writer in Residence, Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America, Brown University

January 12, 2012
Cultural Values and Identities: Challenges in Relation to Medical Professionalism
Roger Worthington, MS
Law and Ethics Lead, Keele University, England

January 24, 2012
Cultural Competence, Poetry and the Importance of Voice in the Experience of Illness – The Richard Selzer Lecture
Rafael Campo, MA, MD, D. Lit (Hon)
Director, Katherine Swan Ginsburg Humanities in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

February 23, 2012
The Multicultural Lecture

March 8, 2012
Plaster Hand-Casting: Precious Memories: Momentary and Everlasting
Melinda Bridgman
Rhode Island School of Design

March 22, 2012
How Pleasure Works
Paul Bloom, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Yale University

April 5, 2012
One Step: Uganda’s Right to Health Movement – The Thomas Duffy Lecture
Michael Otremba, BA
MD Candidate, Yale School of Medicine

April 19, 2012
Does Spirituality Affect Pain Prescription and Tolerance – The Dobihal Lecture
Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv
Director Health Psychology, UMass Medical School

May 3, 2012
Journey of the Universe
Mary Evelyn Tucker, PhD
Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

May 10, 2012
The Dillard Lecture

May 17, 2012
Writers’ Workshop
Richard Selzer, MD
Author
Lorence Gutterman, MD
Author

September 23, 2010
Milton Winternitz – Legendary! Dean of Yale Medical School
Howard Spiro, MD
Emeritus Professor Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

October 7, 2010
The Performer’s Body: An Owner’s Manual – The Barwick Lecture
Joseph Roach, PhD
Professor of Theatre, Afro-American Studies, English, Yale University

October 21, 2010
The Goodness of the Physician – From Hippocrates to Hi-Tech and Beyond – The James Kenney Lecture
Sherwin Nuland, MD
Physician-Author, Yale University

November 4, 2010
Medical Progress: How Much We Can Afford and What Kind Do We Need?
Daniel Callahan, PhD
Bioethicist and Founder of the Hastings Center

November 11, 2010
Just Crazy Enough, How Mental Illness Helps and Mental Health Hurts Great Leaders
Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH
Professor Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center

December 2, 2010
Reclaiming Infancy: A Photographers’ Journey – The Thomas Duffy Lecture
Sean Kernan
Photographer/Author

December 16, 2010
The Red-Headed Neanderthal
Carl Zimmer
Science Writer/Journalist

January 13, 2011
The John P. McGovern Lecture
Pauline Chen, MD
Surgeon, Author

January 27, 20111
House of God – Redux
Samuel Shen, MD
Physician, Author

February 10, 2011
Adventures in the Science-Writer’s Trade – The Richard Selzer Lecture
Randi Epstein, MD
Science Writer/Journalist

February 24, 2011
The Multicultural Lecture

March 10, 2011
The Origins of the Criminal Instinct
Douglas Starr, PHD
Co-Director, Program in Science & Medical Journalism, Boston University

March 24, 2011
Green Intelligence
John Wargo, PhD
School of Forestry, Yale University

April 7, 2011
The Kitchen Shrink
Dora Wang, MD
Psychiatrist, Author

April 21, 2011
The Dillard Lecture
Frederick Altice, MD
Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

April 28, 2011
Can We Worm Out of Peanut Allergies?
Philip Askenase, MD
Professor of Medicine, Yale University

May 5, 2011
The Dobihal Lecture
David Wessel
Global Editor, Wall Street Journal

May 12, 2011
Writers’ Workshop
Richard Selzer, MD
Author
Lorence Gutterman, MD
Author

September 10, 2009
Medicine of the Frontiers of Rain Forest Conservation: Healthcare to Heal the Planet
Kinari Webb, MD
Family Medicine Specialist & Program Director, Alam Sehat Lestari

September 24, 2009
The Nazi Doctors and the Biomedical Vision
M. Belkier, MS
Director of Biomedical Communications, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

October 8, 2009
Letters to a Best Friend and Knife Song Korea
Richard Selzer, MD
Author

October 22, 2009
The Whispering Patient – The Arnold Baskin Lecture
Richard Cohen
Author

November 5, 2009
The Role of Narrative and Reflection in Dealing with Tragedy – The Richard Selzer Lecture
Nancy Rappaport, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

November 19, 209
Ethical Standards, Professionalism and Culture: Making Tough Choices
Robert Worthington, PhD
Law & Ethics Lead, School of Medicine, Keele University, England

December 3, 2009
Called Back: My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life
Mary Cappello
Professor of English & Creative Writing, University of Rhode Island

December 10, 2009
My Patient, My Muse: Ethical Issues for Physician Artists
Anna Blohm, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School medicine

January 21, 2010
Looking is Not Seeing and Listening is Not Hearing - The Thomas Duffy Lecture
Thomas C. Duffy, DMA
Professor Adj., School of Music and Direct or University Bands, Yale School of Medicine
Linda Petrillo, MSN, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Yale School of Nursing

January 28, 2010
Physician Author Telling Stories to Doctors – The McGovern Lecture
Michael Lacombe, MD
Associate Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine

February 4, 2010
The Multicultural Lecture

February 18, 2010
Appalachian Portraits: A Healing Perspective – The Barwick Lecture
Shelby Adams
Photographer

February 25, 2010
The Perils of Medical Perfectionism
Robert Burt, JD
Professor Law, Yale Law School

March 11, 2010
Moral Distress in Healing Arts – The Dobihal Lecture
Constance Donovan, MSN, RN, FAAN
Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist & Associate Clinical Professor, Yale School of Nursing

March 25, 2010
Justice at End of Life
Timothy Quill, MD
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities, University of Rochester School of Medicine

April 8, 2010
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Chris Payne
Photographer

April 22, 2010
Writers’ Workshop Presentation
Richard Selzer, MD
Author
Lorence Gutterman, MD
Author

May 6, 2010
Book of Pain: Cures, Riddles, Spells, Brain Scans, Myths Misconceptions and the Science of Suffering
Melanie Thernstrom
Author

May 13, 2010
The Dillard Lecture
Eric Holmboe, MD

September 18, 2008
Akhenaten, the Androgynous Pharaoh
Irvin Braverman, MD
Professor of Dermatology, Yale University

October 2, 2008
Strange Concepts and the Stories they Make Possible: Cognition, Culture and Narrative
Lisa Zunshine, PhD
Psychology, Yale University

October 23, 2008
The Life of Scholars, Academicians and Doctors during Reign of Idi Amin
Salim Simba
Professor, Amkere University, Uganda

November 6, 2008
The Finger, A Hand Book. An Exploration in Art and Culture – The Arnold Baskin Lecture
Angus Trumble
Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, British Arts Center

November 20, 2008
Making Martinis for My Father: Care Change and the Duration of Medicines
Mark Salzman, MD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Yale School of Medicine

December 4, 2008
Proust was a Neuroscientist – The Richard Selzer Lecture
Jonah Lehrer
Author and Neuroscientist

December 18, 2008
Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God, and Diversity on Steroids
Julie Salomon
Author

January 15, 2009
Abu Ghraib – Lessons for American Medical Schools – The Thomas Dufy Lecture
Barbara Burtness, MD
Chief, Head and Neck Medical Oncology, Fox Chase Center, Philadelphia

January 22, 2009
Understanding Bioethics and the Law: The Promises and Perils of the Brave New World of Biotechnology
Barry Schaller, JD
Connecticut Supreme Court Judge; Professor, Yale Law School

February 5, 2009
Thing with No Name
Sara Friedland
Film Maker

February 19, 2009
The Multicultural lecture

March 3, 2009
Re-Entering the Threshold of our Being: Six Steps to Contemplative Beholding – The Barwick Lecture
Joel Upton, PhD
Professor of Art and History of Art, Amherst College

March 12, 2009
The Narrative of Medicine – The McGovern Lecture
Roy Carlson, MD

March 26, 2009
Probing the Secrets of the Mind with Functional Brain Imaging?
Marvin Chun, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Yale University

April 2, 2009
Living Patients – The Dobihal Lecture
W. Scott Long, MD
Connecticut Hospice

April 16, 2009
A Tale of Two Cities, Biloxi and New Haven – The James Kenney Lecture
Suzanne Lagarde, MD
Yale University

April 23, 2009
Prescription for Health Care Improvement – The Morris Dillard Lecture
Donald Berwick, MD
President-CEO, Institute for Health Care, Boston

April 30, 2009
Writers’ Workshop Presentat6ion
Richard Selzer
Author
Lorence Gutterman, MD
Author

September 20. 2007
Body of Work: Medication on Mortality from the Anatomy Lab
Christine Montross, MD
Author/Physician, Brown University

October 4, 2007
From the Pulpit to the Bedside – Stories of Doubt, Angst, Illness and Hope from a Physician-Minister - The Dobihal Lecture
Benjamin Doolittle, MD
Assistant Professor Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Yale University

October 18, 2007
The Earth Knows by Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethic Americans
Patricia Klindlenst
Author and Gardner

November 1, 2007
Not God, A Play in Verse
Mary Strauss, MD
Author and Playwright

November 15, 2007
Double Lives: When Physicians Become Patients – The Howard Spiro Lecture
Robert Klitzman, MD
Director Ethics, Poetry and Human Rights, HIV Center, Columbia University

November 19, 2007
The Damning Mark of Disease – The Arnold Baskin Lecture
Jasmin Corwin
Musician and Music Historian, Hunter College

December 13, 2007
Art, the Humanities, and Medicine: A personal Perspective – The McGovern Lecture
Susan Finkelstein
Clinical Professor Psychiatry/Social Work, Yale University
Frederic Finkelstein, MD
Clinical Professor, Yale University

January 10, 2008
How People Change: the Short Story as Case History – The Richard Sizer Lecture
William Tucker, MD
Clinical Professor Psychiatry, Columbia University

January 24, 2008
Screenings and Commentary Upon Bill T. Jones’ Dance Masterpiece “Still/Here”
Emily Coates
Lecturer Theatre Studies, Yale School of Drama and World Performance Project
Joseph Roach, PhD
Charles C. & Dorthea S. Dilley Professor Theatre; Yale School of Drama and World Performance Project

February 7, 2008
The Multicultural Lecture

February 21, 2008
When Altruism Isn’t Enough: The Case for Compensating Living Kidney Donors
Sally Satel, MD
Lecturer Psychiatry

March 6, 2008
Portraits of an Illness
Thomas P. Duffy, MD
Professor of Medicine- Hematology; Director, Program for Humanities in Medicine

March 27, 2008
Film: A Window into our Patents’ Lives, Does it Matter? – The Barwick Lecture
Gretchen Berland, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University

April 3, 2008
The Martin Dillard Lecture
Steven Sheinman, MD
Dean, College of Medicine, Syracuse University

April 17, 2008
William Osler, Sherlock Holmes and the Art of Observation in Medicine – The James D. Kenney Lecture
Lisa Sanders, MD
Physician-Author, Yale University

May 1, 2008
The Writers’ Workshop Presentation
Richard Selzer
Author

September 8, 2006
Breaking the Cycle of Violence - The Dobihal Lecture
Collin Murray Parkes, OBE, ME, FRSPsych
Honorary Consultant psychiatrist to St. Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham; Consultant Psychiatrist to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney; Author, Life President of Cruse Bereavement Care

September 28, 2006
Dotting the Eye: Visual Perception and How We see a Painting – The Arnold Baskin Lecture
Susan Forster, MD
Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale University Health Services

October 12, 2006
Bedside Manners: Humanism in Medical Practice – The Howard Spiro Lecture
David Watts, MD
Poet and Essayist, California

October 26, 2006
A Landscape Architect’s Approach to a Healing Garden
Robert Golde, ASLA
Landscape Architect and Environmentalist

November 2, 2006
Learning to Heal
Kenneth Ludmerer, MD
 Professor of Medical Library, Washington University St. Louis

November 9, 2006
498 Stories: Changing the Lore of the Hospital – The Dobihal Lecture
Nancy Angoff, MD
Associate Dean, Yale School of Medicine

November 30, 2006
Would you Like a Sugar Pill Instead?
Howard Spiro, MD
Professor Emeritus, Medicine, Yale University

December 14, 2006
The Presence of the Past – History as a Research Method and Teaching a Strategy in Health Care
Cynthia Connelly, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor, Yale School of Nursing

January 11, 2007
Imaging: The Faces of Neurological Disease and the Cushing Photographic Legacy – The McGovern Lecture
Dennis Spencer, MD
Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery, Yale University

January 25, 2007
A Personal Odyssey
Fred Kantor, MD
Paul B. Beeson Internal Medicine Immunology, Yale University

February 8, 2007
Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries: Medical Education in a Globalized World – The Morris Dillard Lecture
Asghar Rastegar, MD
Professor and Associate Chairman of Internal Medicine. Yale School of Medicine

February 15, 2007
Aequanimitas
Pauline Chen, MD
Surgeon and Author

February 22, 2007
The Multicultural Lecture

March 8, 2007
A Physician’s Life in Photography – The James D. Kenney Lecture
W. Bruce Lundberg, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Board Member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art/Photography, Yale School of Medicine

March 22, 2007
When All Else Fails, Look at the Patient
Linda Friedlaender
Curator of Education, Yale Center for British Art

April 5, 2007
See One, Do One, Write One: Creative Writing in Medical Education – The Richard Selzer Lecture
Anna Reisman, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

April 19, 2007
Art as a Source for Healing – The Barwick Lecture
Melinda Bridgman, BS, MFA
Rhode Island School of Design

May 3, 2007
The Writers Workshop Presentation
Richard Selzer, MD
Author

September 8, 2005
Breaking the Cycle of Violence – The Dobihal Lecture
Collin Murray Parkes, OBE, FRCPsych
Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist to St. Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham; Consultant Psychiatrist to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney; Author, Life President of Cruse Bereavement Care

September 22, 2005
Death as a Right, Death as a Wrong; Some Psychoanalytic Considerations
In conjunction with the Muriel Gardiner Psychoanalytic Program
Robert Burt, JD
Alexander M. Bickel Professor Law, professor of Institutional Social Policy Studies, Yale University

September 28, 2005
Professionalism in a Globalizing World
Solomon R. Benatar, MBChB
Professor Medicine, Director of University of Cape Town Bioethics Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

October 6, 2005
Soul Made Flesh – The Arnold Baskin Lecture
Carl Zimmer
Author

October 20, 2005
Saving Faces: The Artist in the Hospital
Mark Dupman, MD
Physician and Artist, Connecticut

November 3, 2005
Psychological and Social Perspectives on Living with Facial Disfigurement – The Barwick Lecture
Thomas Pruzinsky, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Quinnipiac University Adjunct Professor, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York Medical Center
Jodie Berlin Morrow, PhD
Forward Face; NYU institute for Reconstructive Surgery

November 17, 2005
What’s in a Word? What’s in a Face?
Chalmers Clark, PhD
Visiting Fellow in the Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University

December 1, 2005
Frozen Smiles, Frozen Frowns
Mariane LaFrance, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Yale University

December 8, 2005
Volte Face: the Head in the History of Taste
Angus Trumble
Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art

December 15, 2005
What the Theatre Taught Me about Alzheimer’s – The Robert Penn Warren Lecture
Elinor Fuchs, PhD
Professor of Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama

January 12, 2006
Brain and Culture: Neuroplasticity, Ideology and Social Silences
In conjunction with the Muriel Gardiner Psychoanalytic Program
Bruce Wexler, MD
Professor Psychiatry, Yale University

January 26, 2006
Woman & Science – The James D. Kenny Lecture
Cynthia Russett, PhD
Professor of History, Yale University

February 9, 2006
A Black Professor Reflects on Thirty Years at Yale – The Multicultural Lecture
Ezra Griffith, MD
Deputy Chairman Clinical Affairs Psychiatry, Professor of African American Studies, Yale University

February 26, 2006
Where the Truth is Stronger than Fiction Stories from Africa – The Howard Spiro Lecture
Majid Sadigh, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Waterbury Hospital

March 9, 2006
Intensive Care: The Art of Poetry and Nursing
Cortney Davis, NP, MA
Woman’s OB/GYN, Danbury, CT

March 23, 2006
Meaningful Connection with the Community; Involving Doctors in Training – The Dillard lecture
Stephen Huot, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Program Director of Primary Care Residency, Yale University

April 20, 2006
New Writings by Richard Selzer – The McGovern Lecture
Richard Selzer, MD
Author, Yale University

September 30, 2004
Curiosities of Taste: A Journey from Lab to Clinic – The Howard Spiro Lecture
Linda Bartoshuk, MD
Professor Otolaryngology & Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

October 14, 2004
The Neurology of the Soul – The Arnold Baskin Lecture
Orrin Devinsky ND
Professor Neurology, New York School of Medicine

October 28, 2004
Origins of the Medical Letter – The James Kenny Lecture
Gianna Zucconi, MD
Deputy Editor of Medical Letter, Associate Chair, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

November 11, 2004
Arts and Medicine: An Overview
Cheng-Chieh Chuang, MD
Director of Art & Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine

December 2, 2004
Poetry and Pain – The Robert Penn Warren Lecture
John Hollander, PhD
Sterling Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Yale University

December 16, 2004
Seniors Living a Quality Life
Karyl K. Evans, MA
Television Producer and Director, Karyl Evans Productions. LLC

January 6, 2005
The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age
Suzanne Anker, MFA
Chair, Art History Department, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

January 20, 2005
The Doctors’ Plague: The Story of Ignacz Semmelweis – The McGovern Lecture
Sherwin B. Nuland, MD
Professor Surgery Emeritus, Yale School of Medicine

January 27, 2005
Music and the Brain
Thomas Duffy, MD
Professor Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

February 3, 2005
The Pioneers of Hospice – The Iris Fisher Lecture
Florence S. Wald, MN, MF
Clinical Professor and Former Dean of Nursing, Yale School of Nursing

February 17, 2005
HIV Across Two Decades & Two Continents – The Dobihal Lecture
Gerald Friedland, MD
Professor of Medicine and EPH, Director of AIDS Program, Yale School of Medicine

March 3, 2005
Italian Women in Black Dresses
Maria Gillian, MA
Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing, Binghamton University – SUNY

March 17, 2005
Paving the Road Through Nursing: Lessons Learnt
Linda Pellico, PhD
Assistant Professor Nursing, Yale School of Nursing

April 14, 2005
The Smile
Angus Trumble, PhD
Curator of Paintings & Sculpture, British Art Center, New Haven

April 21, 2005
Medicine and Race – Bound by Birds ad Blood – The Multicultural Lecture
Alita Anderson, MD
Freelance Artist, College Park, GA

May 5, 2005
Student Presentation of Writing
Richard Selzer, MD
Author, Yale School of Medicine

September 25, 2003
Putting Life on Stage – The Robert Penn Warren Lecture
Donald Margulies, BFA
Playwright, Yale School of Drama

October 9, 2003
Spiritualty, Politics & Public Health – The Dobihal Lecture
Howard Koh, MD
Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health

October 23, 2003
Aggression & Religion; Clinical Approach – The Howard Spiro Lecture
Rev. John Young, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

November 6, 2003
Telling the Truth While Sustaining Hope – The Iris Fischer Lecture
Jerome Goodman, MD
Professor of Oncology, Harvard Institutes of Medicine

November 13, 2003
Pregnancy Pictures; Photographic Representations
Laura Wexler, PhD
Professor of American Studies
Sandra Matthews, MFA
Associate Professor of Film & Photography, Hampshire College

November 20, 2003
How Cities Remember; The Role of Monuments in Civic Identity
Alan Plattus, PhD
Professor of Architecture, Yale University School of Architecture

December 4, 2003
Perspectives of a Wheelchair: Independence with Dignity
Gretchen Berland, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

December 18, 2003
The Muses; Health and Illness
Vivian Shipley, PhD
Professor of English, Editor of Connecticut Review, Southern Connecticut State University

January 15, 2004
Physicians and Writers
Abraham Verghese, MD, DSc (Hon)
Director, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

January 22, 2004
Tattoos Revisited: Skewed Medical Perspectives?
Andrew Martin, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center

February 12, 2004
Almost Heaven; Story of Women in Space
Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles, PhD
Lecturer, Department of History, Yale University

February 26, 2004
Stories for Africa
Majid Sadigh, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

March 18, 2004
Accurate Eye – the Truthful Ear – The McGovern Lecture
Howard Spiro, MD
Professor Emeritus, Yale School of Medicine

April 1, 2004
The Multicultural Lecture

April 15, 2004
Artists Paint the Black Plague – The James D. Kenny Lecture
John T. Paoletti, PhD
Professor of Art and History of Art, Wesleyan University

April 29, 204
Religion & Care for the Dying
David Smith, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies & Medicine, Indiana University

May 6, 2004
Student/Presentation of Writings
Richard Selzer, MD
Author, Yale School of Medicine

September 26, 2002
The Maya Body
Mary E. Miller, PhD
Vincent Scully Professor of History of Art, Yale University

October 3, 2002
Documentary Film Making in Medical Situations – The Iris Fischer Lecture
Frederick Wiseman, LHD, LLB
Zipporah Films, Boston

October 10, 2002
Reversing the Flow: From Clinical Materials to Basic Understanding
Joan A. Steitz, PhD
Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University

October 24, 2002
The Other Side of Cedar Street
Robert H. Gifford, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

November 7, 2002
Reading from New Works – The Howard Spiro Lecture
Richard Selzer, MD
Retired Surgeon, Writer

November 21, 2002
Antibiotics Don’t Cure Cancer
Mark K. Siegel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University Medical School

December 5, 202
Yale School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others – The McGovern Lecture
Gerard N. Burrow, MD
David Paige Smith Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Yale School of Medicine

December 19, 2002
The Rest is Silence? Medicine Mortality
Michael Rowe, MD
Associated Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

January 9, 2003
In Lieu of Flowers; A Conversation for the Living
Nancy H. Cobb, BA
Writer

January 23, 2003
Restoring the Spirit of Medicine – The Dobihal Lecture
Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PHD, OFM
Professor Medicine & Director, Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College

February 6, 2003
Carrion Comfort: Poetry & Sorrow - The Robert Penn Warren Lecture
Rosanna Warren, MA
Professor of the Humanities & English, Boston University

February 20, 2003
Beauty as Consolation: Creativity Out of Loss
Mindy Weisel, MFA
Adjunct Professor of Painting, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC

March 6, 2003
Restorative Gardens: The Healing Landscape
Richard E. Kaufman, MD
Writer

March 20, 2003
Neuroscience of Music
James Merikangas, MD
Director of Neuropsychiatry Program, Georgetown University

April 3, 2003
Metaphor in Medicine – The James D. Kenney Lecture
Jack Coulehan, MD
Director of Institute for Medicine in Contemporary Society

April 10, 2003
Black Hospital Movement – Multicultural Lecture
Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD
Professor History of Medicine, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin

September 20, 2001
Milton Winternitz: His Time is Now
Priscilla Waters Norton
Author
Howard M. Spiro, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

October 11, 2001
Gaining Patients’ Trust
Alice Stewart Trillin, MA
Instructor, New York University Medical School

October 25, 2001
Spirituality and Healthcare in Professional Formation – The Dobihal Lecture
Rev. Edward F. Dohihal, Jr., PhD
Former Director of Department of Religious Ministries, Yale New Haven Hospital

November 8, 2001
A Permutational Unfolding: Art & Science
Eve Andree Laramee, MFA
Professor Sculpture. Sarah Lawrence College

November 29, 2001
Medicine and the American Culture of Death – The Howard Spiro Lecture
Robert A. Burt, JD
Professor of Law, Yale University

December 6, 2001
Families and Chronic Illness
Catherine L. Gillis, DNSc
Dean & Professor, Yale School of Nursing

January 17, 2002
Financial Conflicts of Interest in Medicine – the McGovern Lecture
Jerome P Kassirer, MD
Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Former Editor of New England Journal of Medicine

February 14, 2002
Listening to Patients: An Impossible Dream
Victor Altshul, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

February 28, 2002
Outsider Art in New Haven: From the Clinic to the Shelter
Mark Depman, MD
Artist & Clinical Instructor, Yale School of Medicine

March 7, 2002
The Human Side of Cancer: A Neglected Aspect of Care - The Bayer Lecture
Jimmi Holland, MD
The Wayne E. Chapman Chair of Psychiatric Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

March 21, 2002
PC, MD: How Political Correctness is Corrupting Medicine
Sally L. Satel, MD
Lecturer in Psychiatry, Washington, DC

April 4, 2002
Documentary Film-Making in Medical Situations – The Iris Fischer Lecture
Frederick Wiseman, LHD, LLB
Zipporah Films, Boston

 April 11, 2002
Multicultural Viewpoint – The Multicultural Lecture
Malvina McCabe, MD
Associate Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM

April 18, 2002
The Genome Discovery’s Impact on Human Life
Frank Riddle, PhD
 Sterling Professor Biology, Yale University

May 2, 2002
Harem Bodies: Some Fantasies -The Robert Penn Warren Lecture
Ruth Bernard Yeazell, PhD
Chair & Professor of English, Yale University

September 23, 1999
To Do No Harm – Caring for the Seriously Ill
Alan C. Mermann, MD, MDiv
Chaplain, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

October 7, 1999
Infection in Fiction: Disease in 19th Century Novels
Margaret K. Hostetter, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

October 28, 1999
The Marriage of Art & Science in Health Care – The McGovern Lecture
John Graham-Pole, MD
Professor of Pediatrics/Hematology/Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine

November 4, 1999
John Donne: Sickness onto Death – The Robert Penn Warren Lecture
Peter W. Hawkins, PhD, MDiv
Professor of Divinity & Sacred Music, Yale University

November 18, 1999
Socrates & Einstein, La Crosse * Worcester: Lessons about Dying Well
H. Brownell Wheeler, MD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical Center

December 2, 1999
Suffering in a Major Key: The Strange Case of Franz Shubert
Balint Vazsonyi, PhD
Concert Pianist/Director, Center for the American Founding, Washington, DC

December 16, 1999
Malaria, So Human, So Ancient – A Plague, Abides – The Multicultural Lecture
Curtis L. Parton, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Medicine

January 6, 2000
What Children Really Think When Psyche or Soma Fail – The Enid Peschel Lecture – Real Medical TV
Kyle D. Pruett, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center

January 20, 2000
Traditions of Consolation
Leslie Brisman, PhD
Professor of English, Yale University

February 3, 2000
Miracles and the Healing for the Bible through Maimonides to the Present
Richard L. Eisenberg, MA
Rabbi of Congregation B’Nai Jacobs, Woodbridge, CT

February 17, 2000
Communicating in Healthcare: What’s All the Fuss? The Bayer Lecture
Suzanne Kurtz, PhD
Professor of Communications, Faculty of Education & Medicine, University of Calgary

March 2, 2000
Problem Gambling: Addiction, Prevalence & Social Costs
Marvin A. Steinberg, PhD
Addiction Psychiatry Fellow, CT Council on Problem Gambling
Mark Potenza, MD, PHD
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University, Connecticut Mental Health Center

March 16, 2000
Medical Ethics I Hungary: A Dramatic Perspective
Andrew Bock, MA
Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Literature, University of Iowa

March 30, 2000
Mentoring Relationship: Hitching One’s Wagon to a Star
Thomas Duffy, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

April 13, 2000
A Private Practice: Diaries of Physicians/Authors
Iliana Semmler, PhD
Lecturer Emerita in English, State University of New York, Albany

April 27, 2000
Eros & Thanatos: Dysfunctional Sexuality in Thomas Mann’s Prose
Krisztina Miko
Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature, Peter Pazmany University, Budapest, Hungary

May 4, 2000
Human Side of Terrorism: Families, Government & Media
Leila Dane, PhD
Clinical Psychologist/Director, Institute for Victims of Trauma, McLean, VA

May 11, 2000
Alexandra David-Neel: Explorer of Tibet & The Human Psyche
Barbara Foster, MA, MLS
Associate Professor of Library Science, CUNY – Hunter College

September 19, 1996
Crossing Cultures: Transracial Adoption
Ezra EH Griffith, MD
Professor of Psychiatry & African-American Studies, Yale School of Medicine

October 3, 1996
The Midnight Meal: Doctors, Patients and Medicine - The Bayer Lecture
Jerome Lowenstein, MD
Professor of Medicine, New York University Medical Center

October 10, 1996
AC Gilbert and the Learning Environment of Children
Wm F Brown, BA, MSW
Director, Eli Whitney Museum

October 17, 1996
Racal Healing
Harlon L. Dalton, LLD
Professor of Law, Yale University

October 24, 1996
The Children: Legacy of Chernobyl
Ted Grant, CPA
Photojournalist, Western Academy of Photography, Victoria, BC, Canada

October 31, 1996
Quacks or Colleagues? The meaning of Professionalism
Steven C. Martin, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine ad Epidemiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

November 21, 1996
Music, Madness, Medicine and the Muses
Steven P. Scher, PhD
Professor of German, Dartmouth College

December 5, 1996
College Years: The Search for Authenticity - The Enid Peschel Lecture
Lorraine D. Sigggins, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

December 12, 1996
Heaven and Healthcare; Case Histories
Mally Cox-Chapman, BA
Freelance Journalist

January 9, 1997
Healing Art: Doctor Looking at Sculptures
Wayne O. Southwick, MD
Professor Emeritus of Opthopaedics & rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine

January 23, 1997
False Childhood Memories: Epidemics or Backlash?
Sara Gamble, PhD
Staff Psychologist, Traumatic Stress institute

January 30, 1997
The Nuremberg Case 50 Years Later
David J. Rothman, PhD
Bernard Schoenberg, Professor of Social medicine, Columbia University

February 7, 1997
Art & The Calling: Bedside Stories
David J. Elpern, MD
Dermatologist, Williamstown, MA

February 20, 1997
You Lie Like a Doctor!: Petrarch’s Attack on Medicine
George A. Tyrone, MA
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Italian, Yale University

March 6, 1997
Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women with HIV
Robert Klitzman, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University

March 13, 1997
Humanistic Challenges for the Physicians of the 21st Century
Lester Feldman, DO
Retired Community Physician & Amateur Historian

March 20, 1997
From Pharaoh to DNA: Changing views of Cancer
David J. Leffell, MD
Professor of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine

April 3, 1997
Medicine for Fun Not for Fund; Working for a Healthy World for Children
Patch Adams, MD
Founder/Director, Gesundheit Institute

April 17, 1997
Myth, Literature & The Experience of Schizophrenia – The Robert Penn Warren Lecture
Anne Hunsaker Hawkins, PhD
Associate Professor of Humanities, the Penn State University College of Medicine

May 1, 1997
No Color is My Kind Fighting Mental Illness & Civil Rights – The McGovern Lecture
Thomas R. Cole, PhD
Professor of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, University of Texas institute for Medical Humanities, Galveston, TX

May 8, 1997
Color of Water: Growing Up with a Jewish Mother
Andrew McBride, MD, Director of Health & Medical Advisor, Stamford City Health Department
William McBride, MD, Senior Medical Director, March Corporation

May 15, 1997
Hearing the S.O.S. of a Youth in Distress
Ghislaine Godenne, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics & mental Hygiene, Johns Hopkins University