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Welcome to Medical Humanities & Health Studies

The Medical Humanities and Health Studies Programs prepare undergraduates to understand the broader role and determinants of health and medicine in today’s world. Humanities courses raise questions of how human beings deal with health, medical intervention, illness and death. Social science courses provide insight into the social, economic and cultural contexts of health, illness and health care. Students benefit from the wealth of faculty in Liberal Arts and across the IUPUI campus who have strong teaching and research interests in the area of health care.


Take a look at our highlighted courses for Fall 2018!

*Be sure to check out our related course flyers under course offerings.

Help us congratulate Priya Dave, Medical Humanities graduating senior, winner of the Liberal Arts Medal of Academic Distinction, the Plater Medallion, and the Top IUPUI Student of the Year award. Way to go, Priya!


MHHS Seminars 

(All information presented here is subject to change. Check back often!)

September 5th
12:00-1:00PM
Shirley Mueller, MD.
The Neuropsychology of Art Collecting: What the Eli Lilly/C.T. Loo Story Tells Us"
Emerson Hall, Rm 304

September 26
10:30AM-1:00PM
Panelists: Wendy Morrison, PhD.; Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, PhD.; Brittany Andrea Brown, MHHS BA Grad.; Luonna Lancaster, Volunteer Services Manager for Kindred Hospice, Kenzie Latham Mintus, PhD.; Kevin Cramer, PhD.
"Medicine and The Liberal Arts: Essentials for the Health Professions"
Campus Center, CE 305

October 17
12:00-1:00PM
William Schneider, PhD.
"History of the Medical School, Part 1: Why the Medical School Isn't in Bloomington and Where Did the Emerson, Gatch, and Van Nuys Buildings Get Their Names?"
Van Nuys Medical Science Building, Rm B26

November 8
12:00-1:00PM
Elizabeth Nelson, PhD.
"Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Care at Central State Psychiatric Hospital c. 1990"
Ruth Lilly Medical Library, History Room

December 5
12:00-1:00PM
Jane Schultz
"Surgical Silences: Civil War Surgeons and Narrative Space"
Ruth Lilly Medical Library, 1st Floor


Grantee Spotlight: TBD


Sponsored Events: TBA


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 here. Every donation counts, and it all goes towards keeping the spirit of learning alive in our wonderful community. Thank you!


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


Contact us

Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program
425 University Blvd., CA 141
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(Ph) 317.278.1669
(Fax) 317.274.4758
medhum@iupui.edu

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