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

The Spring 2017 Narrative Medicine Rounds features a striking lineup of bestselling and acclaimed journalists, professors, and clinicians discussing their work that lies between health care and narrative. Programs are free and open to the general public, and are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

This spring includes February's program with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of When Breath Becomes Air, who will be in conversation with the Program in Narrative Medicine's Creative Director Nellie Hermann. When Breath Becomes Air, about Paul Kalanithi's journey towards becoming a doctor while also dealing with terminal cancer has received rapturous reviews, with The New York Times writing, "I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option."

In March, New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv, whose empathetic stories are a highlight of the august publication, will be discussing "Writing About Extraordinary Psychological States."

April's event features the Academy Award-nominated documentary Extremis, about end-of-life care in the ICU, and a conversation with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider and Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter.

To close out the season, writer Randy Cohen and creator of the podcast Person, Place, Thing will be interviewing medical journalist Harriet A. Washington.

Read more about the Narrative Medicine Rounds, and learn more about the Master of Science in Narrative Medicine.