Medical Humanities and Health Studies

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September 16th, 2015

Dr. Devon Stillwell, PhD:

"‘My Mother Has Breast Cancer….What Does This Mean for Me?’: Genetic Counseling, Hereditary Cancers, and Cancer Risk in the 20th-Century United States"

(Co-sponsored by Medical Genetics Department)

September 16, 2015

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Walther Hall (R3) Room 203 

Unless otherwise noted, all MHHS Seminar events are free and open to the public.

MHHS Welcomes Visiting Scholar 

Dr. Hines Mabika, PhD

Dr. Hines Mabika is currently a visiting scholar and Associate Researcher at both the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program, and the Arts and Humanities Institute within the School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Indiana University, USA…  READ MORE HERE

 Related Events:  

Thanks to all who attended this event! For more events like this, be sure to regularly check our Related Events page for updates!



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~Special Pre-Screening Event~

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
University Library’s Lilly Auditorium, UL 0130
Screening at 7:00 PM

Following the screening will be a discussion led by Binh Pho, who was a 19-year old student in Saigon in April 1975 as Saigon fell to the communists. Pho was one of only 420 Vietnamese left behind inside the US Embassy compound as the last U.S. helicopter departed. The experience profoundly affected the trajectory of his life and has influenced his work as an acclaimed artist.

Sponsored by:
Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program, IUPUI
American Studies, IUPUI
and The IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute 

Check out these events from other MHHS-related groups! (Click the links for more information.) 

More Related Talks coming soon!

 2015 Student Essay Award Winners Selected:

We have two winners in this year’s essay award competition:

Sarah Bahr [Sophomore]
A Culpable Culture: An Investigation of the Underlying Cultural Factors in the Obesity Epidemic Among Hispanic Women

Miriam Neufeld [Medical Student MSIV]
An Honor to Make the Sacrifice: The Perceptions of the Subjects, the Researchers and the Media covering the Minnesota Starvation Experiment
There were twelve entries total, split evenly between undergraduate and graduate papers.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted an essay this year, as well as Kim Quaid de Cordon, John Parrish-Sprowl, and Meg Moorman for volunteering to judge this year’s entries!

Check out a list of previous Essay Award Winners here!

2015 MHHS Career Day a Success!

Thanks to all who participated in "Health Careers: Why Liberal Arts?" Students, faculty, and visitors from other organizations joined together to explore the many ways in which a background in Liberal Arts is invaluable to those seeking to enter into a Health-related career.

Take a look at these photos from the event! 

Help to support our program!

We work all year round to bring scholars and esteemed guest lecturers from all over the world to IUPUI for our MHHS seminar series and other events. These events add to the rich academic culture of our university, and offer unique opportunities to the students and faculty of IUPUI, as well as the general public of Indiana. To show your support for these programs, please click the "Give Now" button on the left sidebar. Every donation counts, and it all goes towards keeping the spirit of learning alive in our wonderful community. Thank you!

Check out our new Graduate Certificate! 

Click on the title to view the brochure. For more information, contact our office.


MHHS Graduate Student, Janet Panoch, wins CTSI Award

Research: Teaching teens to talk to their doctor is goal of CTSI poster award winner 

Janet Panoch will use funds from her CTSI poster award to advance a project that aims to integrate health care communications curriculum into local high schools. READ MORE


Congratulations, Janet! 

MHHS and Related Courses: Fall 2015

Click HERE for the latest listing of MHHS and Related Courses for the 2015 Fall Semester!

For a complete listing of available courses, please consult the Registrar’s website, located here

"How to Survive a Plague"

Sponsored by the School of Science Diversity Council

This 2012 David France film uses footage from the 1980s and 1990s to illustrate how groups worked to change AIDS from a death sentence to a survivable disease.

How to Survive a Plague
Weds, Sept. 24
5:30 p.m. (refreshments served at 5:30 followed by the film)
discussion with Dr. Emily Beckman (Medical Humanities & Health Studies)
UL 1126

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Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program
425 University Blvd., CA 141
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(Ph) 317.278.1669
(Fax) 317.278.2525