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May Virtual Narrative Medicine Rounds: Join us on Zoom!

“Passing for Human: Writing Comics from Life,” a talk by cartoonist Liana Finck

We are excited to announce that we will hold our May Narrative Medicine rounds with Liana Finck live via Zoom​, hosted by Benjamin Schwartz!

For our May Narrative Medicine Rounds we are delighted to welcome cartoonist Liana Finck. Her work appears regularly in the New Yorker and on her Instagram feed; her most recent publications include a graphic novel entitled Passing for Human, and the cartoon collection Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints and Notes to Self. Finck is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. She has had artist residencies with the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Tablet magazine. Her first book, A Bintel Brief, was published in 2014. 

Benjamin Schwartz, BA, MD, Columbia University, who will introduce Liana Finck and moderate our first virtual Narrative Medicine Rounds, is an assistant professor of medicine (in surgery) at Columbia University Medical Center, where he teaches narrative medicine and visual storytelling to medical students as well as provides creative direction and strategy for patient-centered communications efforts. Dr. Schwartz is also a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker, where he sneaks his children’s names into each of his cartoons.

Narrative Medicine Rounds are monthly rounds on the first Wednesday of the month during the academic year hosted by the Division of Narrative Medicine in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. These events are free and open to the public. You can listen to a podcast of them on iTunes.

Photo by Jorge Colombo

Note on Zoom: You will be able to register up until 15 minutes prior to the start time. For security reasons, late registrations will not be accepted.

The confirmation and the link and password to join the meeting will be sent via email on May 6th, so pay close attention to your email for those instructions!

Once you receive instructions to join, please join the session promptly at the start time, as we will be locking the session after a ten minute grace period to make the space as secure as possible.