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Careers in Medical Humanities & Health Studies

Monday, February 25 in Campus Center, CE 409

Interested in Medical Humanities?  Curious how it can benefit & enhance your career?  Join us for a day full of careers in Medical Humanities & hear from IUPUI & IU School of Medicine faculty, MHHS alum, & medicine & healthcare professionals to learn more. 

10:30AM-11:55AM: Health Careers Panel:  Preparation for Health Careers {refreshments served}

- Lawrence P. Garetto, PhD: Departments of Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology, IU Schools of Dentistry and Medicine

- Zacharie Brahmi, PhD, MD: Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and Admissions Committee member, IU School of Medicine

- Patricia D. Bledsoe, MEd, MSW, LCSW: Program Manager and Senior Affiliate Faculty, Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, IU Health

- Joshua Morrison, MSEd: Director of Student Enrollment Services, IU School of Health & Rehabilitation Science

- Carole Kacius, PhD: Assoc. Professor, Assoc. Chair, Academic Programs & Alumni Services, Richard M. Fairbanks, School of Public Health at IUPUI           

12:00PM-1:00PM: MHHS Seminar talk:

“Reflections on the Body: Living Organ Donation” {pizza served} 

- Macey (Thompson) Henderson, JD: Co-Founder of the HERO Network LLC, PhD student in Health Policy and Management, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health

1:15PM-2:25PM: Alumni/Graduate Student Panel:  What are they doing now?

- Nicole Helsel, BA – Individualized major in MHHS: Pharmacy student, Purdue University

- Aaron Burgess, BA – Geography: Graduate Student in MS, Geographic Information Science Program, IU School of Liberal Arts

- Macey (Thompson) Henderson, JD, BA – Phil, MHHS Minor: Director of Health Policy & Transplant Services/Co-Founder of HERO Network LLC; Visiting Researcher & Consultant at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University; PhD student in Health Policy and Management at IU Fairbanks School of Public Health

- Heather Mullins-Owens, JD: Co-Founder of HERO Network, LLC

- Dillon Etter, BA – Spanish, BS – Biology, MHHS Minor: MPH graduate student, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, Research Assistant, Section of Adolescent Medicine, IU School of Medicine, and future medical school matriculant

2:30PM-4:00PM: Employers and Community Representatives Panel {refreshments served}

- Byron Buehner: President & CEO, Indiana Blood Center

- Jeanne Reiger: CST, Assistant Professor, Surgical Technology Program Chair, Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana

- Jim Stout: Program Manager, Imagis

- Karen Isenminger, PhD, FNP: Full Professor, Graduate Nursing Program, University of Indianapolis; Former Director of Ethics, St. Vincent Health

- Vivian Combs, MS: Director, Global Medical Communications, Lilly Diabetes

For more information, please contact the Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program

 medhum@iupui.edu; 317-274-4740

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