Let’s get this thing rolling!

It’s time to unveil the colloquium, gather the interested, and begin our conversations and collaborations.

1. See the info sheet and share with anyone you know has an interest in narrative medicine.

2. We have a mailing list.

3. We have a blog right here at https://sites.duke.edu/narrativemed (or http://dukenarrative.blog/)

4. Your schedule permitting, please join us either or both of our first inventory meetings, the first step in discovering the interests and activities of our narrative medicine community at Duke:

— Monday, February 12 at 10 am in Duke Medicine Pavilion room 2W93
— Friday, February 23 at 3 pm in Duke Medicine Pavilion room 2W93

5. If you can’t attend an inventory meeting, please take a minute to fill out our past and current projects form. We’ll use this, and what we learn at the inventory meetings, to create a list of activities and potential proposals, events, and initiatives.

6.  Plan to attend the Voices of Medicine show Feb. 28, and consider being one of our storytellers. Details are here.

Storytelling workshops at Center for Documentary Studies

In this article, Duke Today reminds us that Duke employees get a 10 percent discount on Center for Documentary Studies continuing education courses. Many of these courses can be applied to your narrative medicine projects.

Registration is now open for the spring and summer course offerings, which include sessions on drone photography, smart-phone filmmaking and how to visually tell a story that unfolds over many years.

Science and religion

Ray Barfield, MD, professor of pediatrics and Christian philosophy, was on WUNC’s State of Things today talking about how he navigates religion and medicine in his career.

Also on the show was Jeff Polish, executive director of The Monti, who is curating a storytelling show featuring stories about the intersection of medicine and religion this Friday at the Carolina Theatre.

Listen to the show.