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MHHJ in the News: The Dig

WASHINGTON – On March 26, the Georgetown-Howard Center for Medical Humanities and Health Justice hosted their first public event, a fireside chat centered around health narratives in the Black community with Gene Demby, co-host of NPR’s Code Switch podcast, and Marcia Chatelain, Pulitzer Prize winning historian. 

Co-executive directors Dana A. Williams, Ph.D., dean of the Howard University Graduate School, and Lakshmi Krishnan, M.D., Ph.D., founding director of the Georgetown Medical Humanities Initiative, founded the center based on a shared interest in how the humanities can improve healthcare training, delivery, and practice in ways that enact justice. This year’s theme – lore – explores how the histories, identities, and traditions of communities of color impact their views on medical care.


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