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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.


William H. Schneider Medical Humanities Student Essay Award Submissions
NOW OPEN!

Deadline for Submission is February 1, 2019!


Take a look at our highlighted courses for Spring 2019!

*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!)

January 17
12:00-1:00PM
Robyn Axel-Adams, M.Div., BCC.
"Can I Talk to My Patients About Their Spirituality? Isn't That Taboo?"
Campus Center, CE 409

February 6
12:00-1:00PM
Lynne Sturm, PhD. & Paula Sullivan, PhD.
"Diving Deep: Resident Reflection, Self-Awareness and Empathy
Through Writing and Narrative Medicine"

Ruth Lilly Medical Library, History of Medicine Room

February 20
12:00-1:00PM
Rebecca Messbarger, PhD.
"From the Gallows to the Dissection Table: Lessons in Medical Humanities"
Emerson Hall Auditorium

February 27
10:30AM-1:00PM
Career Day Panel and Ellen Einertz, PhD.
"The Road taken: A Journey Down the One That Wanted Wear"
Campus Center, CE 307

April 10
4:30-5:30PM
Palmer MacKie, PhD.
"Poppies, Pins, Plants, and Pain: Allopathy to Alchemy in Pain Management"
Campus Center, CE 307


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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