The WHO report on the Origins of COVID-19 suggest that the COVID-19 did not originate from the wet market in Wuhan, nor was manufactured in a lab. The most likely culprit is zoonotic transfer. 75% of newly emerging diseases are zoonotic. The risk of zoonotic transfer has been increasing due to anthropogenic impacts on wildlife and their habitats, as well as climate change. Yet, the ecological basis of COVID-19 appears to have not been widely acknowledged outside environmental communities. Various reasons may be at play, including psychological denial, the types of media consumed and misinformation. Therefore, we propose using a simple framed experiment in the context of a policy referendum to examine the question: How does exposure to misinformation about the origins of COVID-19 affect the public’s support for policy measures that scientists believe will reduce the risk of future pandemics? Continue reading “How Misinformation Affects Public Support for Policies that Reduce Pandemic Risk”
Endometriosis in China: Documentary-focused Educational Website-building
This project aims to create and exhibit (in the space of a website) a collection of infographics and episodic documentaries that explain the science of endometriosis and address the situation of endometriosis in China from a patient-centered perspective. The primary focus is the making of the documentary series which will target endometriosis patients at The Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University (Red House Hospital). This project serves two major purposes: 1) spread awareness of endometriosis and related female experiences among the Chinese audience; 2) record and archive the stories of Chinese endometriosis patients so as to provide referential materials for the field of research in medical anthropology and patient-centered care. Continue reading “Endometriosis in China: Documentary-focused Educational Website-building”
August 2 MediHealth Podcast Live | Navigating the New Normal
COVID has impacted all of us beyond our expectations. Given Nanjing’s new COVID outbreak and the new Delta variant, how do we navigate through these difficult times? What is the likelihood of collectively achieving good health and well being for all citizens of the world?
Join the MediHealth Podcast team from Health Humanities Lab for a Live Panel Discussion on Monday August 2.
Topic: Navigating the New Normal
Guest speaker: Dr. Asif from NTU, Dr. Alvona, Glory Agun (Class ‘23) and Yiping Tian (Class ‘24)
Hosted by Sue Meng Chan, Greenshoot Communications
When: Aug 2, Monday, 21:00-21:30 China time or 9:00-9:30 EST
Where: Zoom 8014899181
RSVP for calendar request: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1TGMj6qu85tmzoG
[Participants Needed] An Online Experiment: Can you accurately recognize pain from others’ facial expression?
Interested in participating in a fun and easy cognitive psychology experiment? Join us!
This survey aims to know whether racial differences can affect the recognition of pain evaluation through facial expressions. Healthy individuals who are age 18 above, first language is Chinese are all welcome! You will be receiving compensation after you finished!
Check the flyer for more information. Feel free to participate by scanning the QR code!
July 19 MediHealth Podcast LIVE | A Sweet Spot at Work
MediHealth Podcast is hosting its first live interview session this July-themed “A Sweet Spot at Work”. Many employer-employee relationships end in disillusionment, discontent, and disengagement.
Is there something amiss about our employer selection process, and how can we make better strategic career choices that deliver more meaning, fire our passion, and direct us to be the best versions of ourselves? Get more insight at MediHealth Podcast’s first live session!
We would be discussing making strategic career choices with Anthea Kiu, an Access and Policy Lead and Patient Partnership Centre of Excellence Lead at Roche. Interviewers Reika Shimomura and Sue Meng Chan would be hosting the virtual live session on the 19th of July at 9 PM CST (9 AM EST). There would be opportunities to ask live questions from you and discuss key issues with our hosts.
You can RSVP here by entering your NetID and receive a calendar request or scan the QR code to the survey link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_07CTQliraCRbo5U
Anthea Kiu was formerly Breast Cancer Foundation’s General Manager before pursuing her Master of Business Administration, having been privileged to receive a scholarship from the Queen Mary University of London. She has 15 years’ experience in strategic marketing and management, with strong Private-Public-People partnerships established for non-profit organisations and consumer brands.
Driven by the purpose to empower cancer patients in living full lives, Anthea joined Roche with the aim to accelerate their access to innovative and superior treatment options and advocate for a patient-centric healthcare system where patients’ voices define which outcomes matter the most to them in healthcare policies. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, hiking, travelling, pilates and cuddling with her dog.
HHL Luncheon & Project Sharing
Location: Water Pavilion
Zoom ID: 530.394.0458
Time: 11:45 am-12:45pm, April 1st, Thursday China Time
The Health Humanities Lab luncheon is a status update on all of the current projects sponsored by the HHL. Each team will present their work and it will be recorded over Zoom so that other groups interested in the new call for proposals will have the opportunity to learn from the examples of successful project proposals.
HHL Exhibition: Public Square 2.0
Zoom ID: 865 588 9767
Time: 10am-8pm (with a special event at 11:30am) – April 1st – China Time
Public Square 2.0 is a video-based multi-screen installation about people’s interactions within public space, as a reflection of people’s relationships within a community in Beijing in the COVID-19 context. The videos screened within are documentations of human interactions in a community in Beijing during the COVID-19 outbreak from March to August in 2020. Each video highlights different parts of a communal square, documenting individuals and their daily activities within it at different times.
When it comes to the DKU community, for students, staff and faculty abroad, most of them are still unable to return to campus due to the pandemic. The installation is located in the AB lobby and with a MaxHub whiteboard that allows for real-time interactions through Zoom to connect the entire DKU community during the ongoing pandemic.
The pandemic has affected people’s lives all around the world. Even now, people’s outdoor activities are more or less restricted. And for some, the access to face-to-face interactions is still difficult. Within this context, this project wants to explore how we can increase interactions and strengthen bonds in the DKU community. What roles can communal space play in this process? How can we, as a community, support each other, and tell each other that we will face the challenges together?
For people online, you are greatly welcomed to join the exhibition virtually. Please feel free to interact with people on campus and annotate on the virtual whiteboard to share your feelings and thoughts.
Film Screening with Filmmaker | In Wuhan (Last Screening Salon of the Year)
Time and Date: Thursday April 1st, 7pm China Time
IB-1008 / Zoom ID: 530.390.0458
Snacks & Refreshments Provided
In Wuhan is a documentary that reveals the scene inside Wuhan during the earliest days of the pandemic. The film is a deep dive into the many logistical and humanitarian concerns involved in locking down and quarantining a city of 11 million people overnight. Please join us in watching the film followed by a in person Q&A with the filmmaker (Zhang Yue) who was in Wuhan during the citywide lockdown.
DKU Health Humanities Laboratory Request for Proposals: Health Humanities Projects
On Friday, March 19th at 10am (China Time) the Health Humanities Lab will host an information session via Zoom to give an overview of health humanities, the types of projects students and faculty might consider proposing, and guidance on the proposal development process.
Health Humanities Lab Information Session
Date and Time: March 19th, 2021 at 10am (China Time)
Zoom Meeting Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/93477581121
The Health Humanities Lab seeks proposal submission for projects that focus on the interdisciplinary areas of Health Humanities. In our era of rapid globalization and interdependence, the sociocultural aspects of daily life create an important context for how we view and manage health among people and societies. A clear example: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has raised many questions that cannot be addressed with science alone. As such, students and faculty are invited to submit project proposals to address an important health question that incorporates a humanities perspective. Proposals may examine this humanities-oriented question using methodologies from different disciplines.
Potential topics for proposals should concern aspects of individual or population health. Students who would like to submit proposals are required to find at least one DKU faculty member to mentor the project. Faculty who submit a proposal must incorporate at least one student role as part of the project team and teams featuring multiple student roles are highly encouraged. Proposals that include or consist of signature work projects are welcome.
Maximum funding per project is 10,000 RMB. The project budget should adequately fit the scope of work being proposed and be well-justified. The proposal review committee may request a budget revision or additional justification.
All DKU students and faculty are eligible to apply for funding. Student applicants are required to identify at least one DKU faculty member, from whom they have received an approval for supervision. Faculty must propose at least one student role as part of the project team.
The proposal should be no longer than 2 pages in length with single-spaced 12-point Arial font. The proposal should include “Title”, “Participants”, “Summary”, “Background”, “Approach” and “Budget” sections.
Title: should be concise and should give an overall idea about the project.
Participants: list all participants (students and faculty) and their roles. Faculty proposals must identify a student role, but need not identify particular students who will fill that role. The HHL will help faculty of accepted proposals find interested students to staff their projects if needed. Likewise, the HHL can offer some assistance to student projects in search of a faculty advisor, although students interested in submitting a proposal are very much encouraged to seek out faculty on their own.
Summary: functions as an abstract for the proposal. It should go over the nature, scope, and aims of the project from a broad perspective without going into much detail.
Background: is a section for you to discuss prior research on the issue directly related to your work. Here you should provide your motivations for conducting research or designing a project in your area of interest and include necessary information to understand the fundamentals of the issue. Please indicate in this section why and how the issue you wish to work on is a good fit for Health Humanities.
Approach: should specifically describe how you intend to work on the issue explained in the Background. You should include your procedure and methods here with explicit attention to interdisciplinarity where appropriate.
Budget: please specify the estimated cost of your project or research and identify the components. You should provide a brief justification for each proposed cost.
Accepted proposals will be expected to be executed on one of two possible timelines: either during academic year 2021-2022, or over the summer in 2021. If your project team is interested in being physically in residence at DKU over the summer and the project you propose is designed to be completed in the summer, you may be considered for summer funding, which would include housing and board costs in addition to project funding (these additional expenses should not be added to the project budget). Indicate your interest by specifying that the project proposal is for Summer 2021. Otherwise indicate that your project proposal is for AY 2021-2022.
Submission will be through e-mail. Please send your proposals to Chi ZHANG (email@example.com) and copy all affiliated individuals (students and faculty members). Proposals must be submitted by April 16th, 2021.
Criteria for Selection
Projects will be selected for support based on whether they meet the criteria introduced in this RFP, feasibility, clear fit within Health Humanities, and fit within the context of the set of projects the HHL supports.
DKU Health Humanities Laboratory Request for Proposals: Health Humanities Projects
Health Humanities Lab Information Session
On July 8th at 10am (China Time) the Health Humanities Lab will host an information session via Zoom to give an overview of health humanities, the types of projects students and faculty might consider proposing, and guidance on the proposal development process.
Date and Time: July 8, 2020 at 10am (China Time)
Zoom Meeting Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97454113970
Click [Here] to watch the recording
The Health Humanities Laboratory seeks to support DKU’s mission to provide project opportunities for its highly diverse community to evaluate contemporary global issues by fostering a space for studying the interdisciplinary areas of Health Humanities. Especially in our era of rapid globalization and interdependence, the sociocultural aspects of daily life create an important context for how we view and manage health among people and societies. A clear example: The recent COVID-19 outbreak has raised many questions that cannot be addressed with science alone. To these ends, the Health Humanities Laboratory invites students and faculty of DKU to submit project proposals to address an important health question that incorporates a humanities perspective. Proposals may examine this humanities-oriented question using methodologies from different disciplines.
Potential topics for proposals should concern aspects of individual or population health. Students who would like to submit proposals are required to find at least one DKU faculty member to mentor the project or the research. Having more than one faculty member from different disciplines is encouraged but not required. Faculty who submit a proposal must incorporate at least one student role as part of the project team and teams featuring multiple student roles are encouraged. Proposals related to the COVID-19 outbreak are welcome, but project proposals covering other topics within the health humanities are also encouraged.
Max funding per project is 10,000 RMB. The project budget should adequately fit the scope of work being proposed and be well justified. The proposal review committee may request a budget revision or additional justification if deemed necessary. Continue reading “DKU Health Humanities Laboratory Request for Proposals: Health Humanities Projects”