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Health Humanities Grand Rounds with Dr. Damon Tweedy - UNC English & Comparative Literature

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Health Humanities Grand Rounds with Dr. Damon Tweedy

September 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

About the talk:
“Reflections on Race and Medicine in the Year of COVID-19 and Nationwide Protests”
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined an ugly light on the longstanding racial and ethnic health disparities that persist in our country. Coupled with the televised murder of George Floyd, these events have sparked a renewed racial reckoning in America. In his talk, Dr. Tweedy will explore the dilemma of race within the medical school and hospital setting, highlighting the challenges faced by black patients and black doctors while reviewing recent developments and reforms in the field.

About the speaker:
Damon Tweedy, MD is an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and staff psychiatrist within the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System. He completed both medical school and his specialty training at Duke. Within the VA system, he directs a team of mental health providers working in primary care clinics. At the medical school, he leads a behavioral health seminar for second-year medical students and is a small group leader for another course that introduces these students to advanced aspects of the doctor-patient relationship.

Dr. Tweedy has written extensively about the intersection of race and medicine, both in academic journals and in popular print publications including a recent op-ed in The New York Times. His 2015 book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, made the New York Times bestseller list and was selected by TIME Magazine as a top non-fiction book that year.

How to attend:
Health Humanities Grand Rounds events will be held via Zoom webinar this fall. These events are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. You can register for the event here:

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September 1, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm