Oncological Sciences Center

More Than Skin Deep: Introducing Medical Hmanities at Purdue

November 14 @ 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM - Stewart Center, Rm 306 for symposium, and keynote will be in Fowler Hall at 7:30pm

"More than Skin Deep Introduction of Medical Humanities @ Purdue broadens the Cancer Culture and Community decade long exploration of the human response to cancer as expressed through the arts and literature. This years theme More than Skin Deep, explores the importance different humanities perspectives on the human experience, medical practice, and scientific technology. A day-long symposium features national humanities experts on current issues in the field of health care and Indiana faculty, researchers, and archivists engaged in programs in the medical humanities. It will also feature special collections and research projects unique to Purdue related to the medical humanities, in particular the psychoactive substance research collection at the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections. The keynote address How Cancer Crossed the Color Line, features Princeton Professor Keith Wailloo who will examine how cultural stereotypes of racialized bodies shape cultural views of cancer risk. Adding personal voices, Tamika Felder, Cervivor and Cancer Advocate Tamika Felder will speak on her experience with Cervical Cancer and as a Cancer Advocate.

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