Narrative Medicine News

How Storytelling Can Improve Business Communication and Transform Workplaces

Storytelling can help businesses thrive, says Murray Nossel, Ph.D., faculty for the Master of Science in Narrative Medicine program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.

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Rita Charon Discusses Her Interdisciplinary Nature

Times Higher Education recently featured Narrative Medicine Executive Director Rita Charon, M.D. in an article about scholars who challenge conventions by crossing disciplines.

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Narrative Medicine Alum Gayatri Devi Redefines Alzheimer’s

A new book by Master of Science in Narrative Medicine alum Gayatri Devi, M.D. radically rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s disease by defining it as an individual spectrum disorder.

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Narrative Medicine Academic Director Published in "On Race"

Craig Irvine, Ph.D., Academic Director of Columbia University’s Master of Science in Narrative Medicine program, is included in George Yancy's new collection of interviews, "On Race," published today by Oxford University Press. 

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5 Questions with Rita Charon, Director of the Virginia Apgar Academy

In May, Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., was named director of the Virginia Apgar Academy, a community of educators at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S). In this Q&A, she speaks about her new role, the importance that doctors talk with people outside the field of medicine, and what’s next for her.

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Spring 2017 Narrative Medicine Rounds Feature Bestselling Authors and New Yorker Staff Writers

The Spring 2017 Narrative Medicine Rounds includes Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of When Breath Becomes Air, and New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv.

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Narrative Medicine Alumnus Lands Academic Job

Phillip Mitchell, Narrative Medicine ('13), has a new position as the Assistant Director of Interprofessional Practice and Education at the Western University of Health Sciences, Northwest.

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Head of Education at New York's Frick Collection Joins Narrative Medicine Faculty

Rika Burnham, of the Frick Collection and arts education initiatives, brings The Literature of Art to the School of Professional Studies' Narrative Medicine program.

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Narrative Medicine Faculty Coauthor Book

Oxford University Press is publishing The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine, coauthored by seven members of the Narrative Medicine program faculty.

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Mother Jones Journalist Shane Bauer Speaks at Narrative Medicine Rounds

Shane Bauer spent four months as a prison guard and reported on it for Mother Jones, in one of the most important pieces of journalism to emerge this year. At Narrative Medicine Rounds, he took a capacity audience behind the scenes.

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