The SSM – Mental Health Video Podcast on Flourishing and Health in Critical Perspective. The panelists are Emily Mendenhall and Sarah S. Willen

Social Science & Medicine – Mental Health Video Podcast: Emily Mendenhall on Flourishing and Health in Critical Perspective

April 13th, 2022

Emily Mendenhall and Sarah S. Willen talked about “Flourishing and Health in Critical Perspective: An Invitation to Interdisciplinary Dialogue,” the first series of the Social Science & Medicine – Mental Health journal. The conversation centered around how interdisciplinary dialogue can improve the way we study flourishing and health – and the clinical and policy interventions we propose.

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NutrireCoLab Episode 7: Interview with Professor Emily Mendenhall about her New Book Unmasked

March 1st, 2022

Lauren Carruth interviews Emily Mendenhall about how people in her hometown in northwest Iowa responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. She describes why people unmasked and how social relations within the community played out over the course of the pandemic. Many people were very cautious, while some people ignored public health recommendations for personal gain.

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NutrireCoLab Episode 5: Edna Bosire in Conversation with Emily Mendenhall on her Work at the Intersection of Health, Nutrition, Anthropology, and Health Systems

February 14th, 2022

Emily Mendenhall interviews her longtime colleague Edna Bosire about her personal journey in the field of anthropology, and her work at the intersection of health, nutrition, anthropology, and health systems. Bosire also provides insights into her work as an ethnographer of health policy and systems in Malawi and in her work with Health Systems Global.

Lake Okoboji is a popular summertime destination for Midwestern tourists, many of whom were not deterred by the COVID-19 pandemic

“Emily Mendenhall Unmasks COVID-19 Denialism in her Hometown”, the Walsh School of Foreign Service Presents Mendenhall’s New Book

December 8th, 2021

The Walsh School of Foreign Service presents Emily Mendenhall’s upcoming book, “Unmasked: COVID, Community and the Case of Okoboji”. “Unmasked” unpacks the “everyday disagreements” about COVID-19 Mendenhall observed firsthand in her hometown during that first pandemic summer. The book is also an examination of the performance of politics as social and cultural practice.

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“The Limits of Advance Care Planning”, Dr. Michael Pottash’s Perspective on Pallimed

November 22nd, 2021

In this piece published on the Pallimed blog, Michael Pottash responds to the case against advance care planning, arguing that a better framework for thinking about these future-oriented conversations is training clinicians to have Serious Illness Conversations with their patients before they end up in the final stage or in intensive care.

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Aminatta Forna in Conversation with John Freeman

November 9th, 2021

On November 9th, 2021, the Lannan Center presented a reading and talk featuring author Aminatta Forna and editor John Freeman to discuss her recently launched book, The Window Seat.

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Dr. Lakshmi Krishnan Featured in the The Library of Congress Magazine’s “Stories From A Pandemic”

October 29th, 2021

The September-October 2021 issue of The Library of Congress Magazine presents “Stories From A Pandemic”, a first-of-its-kind collection of audio diaries newly acquired by the Library that reveals how the pandemic also transformed the way health-care workers view their mission as healers. Dr. Lakshmi Krishnan recounts how she had to change the way she treated patients while fearing for her own life, and cautions, “if we don’t take heed, we could be in this situation again sooner rather than later.”

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“Epidemics Have Happened Before and They’ll Happen Again. What Will We Remember?”, Science News Explores the Work Co-Authored by Dr. Lakshmi Krishnan

October 27th, 2021

On its covering about the “Health & Medicine”, Science News examines the research article co-authored by Dr. Lakshmi Krishnan —“Historical Insights on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, and Racial Disparities: Illuminating a Path Forward”— to understand the legacies of the racial health disparities in the historical arc of the 1918 influenza pandemic in the present, to address the social determinants of health that lead to these disparities.

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Dr. Toni-Lee Sangastiano’s Paintings on Display in the Permanent Collection Gallery of the Robert A. Facchina Italian American Museum of Washington DC (IAMDC)

September 25th, 2021

On September 25, 2021, The Robert A. Facchina Italian American Museum of Washington DC (IAMDC) hosted a reception for IAMDC artists. Dr. Toni-Lee Sangastiano’s paintings are on display in the permanent collection gallery of the museum and this collection celebrates the contributions of Italian and Italian-American artists throughout DC from the birth of our nation’s capital into the present.

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An Evening with Acclaimed Writer Sofi Oksanen

September 21st, 2021

Virtual reading and conversation with one of the most awarded literary authors in Scandinavia, Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright , Sofi Oksanen. Moderated by Lannan Center Director, Aminatta Forna.

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Always Take Notes Podcast, Episode 115: Aminatta Forna

August 24th, 2021

Aminatta Forna speaks with the Always Take Notes hosts, Simon Akam and Rachel Lloyd, about her early work at the BBC, the similarities between creative non-fiction and fiction and her decision to take up a post at Georgetown University.

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“An Innovative Georgetown Lab Looks to Theater to Quell Political Fires”, The Washington Post Talks About the “In Your Shoes” Project, Co-Created by Derek Goldman

February 12th, 2021

The Washington Post highlights Derek Goldman’s methodology of “facilitated dialogue”, as well as many other initiatives by the Laboratory for Global Performance, including “Here I Am,” a digital performance piece that premiered in April 2021; and and “Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski,” written by Clark Young and Derek Goldman and directed by Goldman.

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Readings and Talks featuring Valeria Luiselli

October 20th, 2020

Evening with award-winning novelist and essayist, Valeria Luiselli. This event was moderated by Lannan Center Director and author Aminatta Forna and was cosponsored by the Georgetown Medical Humanities Initiative.

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The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies Presents Report, Co-Authored by Dr. Christopher King, on Health Disparities in the Black Community

June 2nd, 2020

The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies presents the Health Disparities in the Black Community: An Imperative for Racial Equity in the District of Columbia, co-authored by Dr. Christopher King. This report illuminates entrenched health and socioeconomic disparities that help explain why approximately three quarters of the deaths associated with COVID-19 in Washington DC have been among the African American community.

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“How to Reopen America”, James Giordano’s Expert Opinion on CNN

March 27th, 2020

To answer the urgent question of “How to reopen America”, CNN presented the expert opinions of Dr. James Giordano and Dr. Daniel M. Gerstein, suggesting “creative approaches to protecting those who are vulnerable, while keeping our society functioning and economy running”.

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BBC Radio 4 – Bookclub: Aminatta Forna – The Memory of Love

September 5th, 2019

Aminatta Forna discusses her novel The Memory of Love with James Naughtie and a group of readers at the BBC Radio – 4 Bookclub podcast. The Memory of Love has as its background three decades of unrest and violence in Sierra Leone, Aminatta Forna’s father’s home country and the one where she mostly grew up.

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Ethicslab Podcast: Psychiatric Disability and Life Threatening Non-Adherence, featuring Dr. Carol Taylor, Dr. Michael Pottash, Dr. Laura Guidry-Grimes and Dr. Sarah Kleinfeld

December 27th, 2018

In the Ethicslab podcast, Dr. Carol Taylor, Dr. Michael Pottash, Dr. Laura Guidry-Grimes and Dr. Sarah Kleinfeld reflect on the stories of patients with psychiatric disability, who face end-of-life situations after prolonged non-adherence to a medical treatment plan. The guests offer their ethical reflections on the challenges, naming the components of complexity, and what is important for ethics committee members to pay attention to in patient stories like these.

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Dr. Michael Pottash Writes about Clinicians’ Word Choices on the Better Healthcare Blog

April 22nd, 2017

Dr. Michael Pottash writes about the use of nonspecific words amongst clinicians when communicating prognosis to patients, families and other medical providers, and suggests that it would be clearer if healthcare professionals simply used explicit time frames in documentation and in consultation with patients when attempting to convey a prognosis.