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The Doctors Are In with Dr. Sneha Mantri & Dr. Deborah Jenson

Dr. Sneha Mantri (left) wears a white lab coat and smiles at the camera. Dr. Deborah Jenson (right) wears a dark green shirt and smiles at the camera.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
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5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
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Sneha Mantri, Deborah Jenson

Topic: Narrative Medicine

What is narrative medicine, and how does it transform clinical and literary spaces? Neurologist and narrative medicine specialist Sneha Mantri dialogues with Deborah Jenson about her training in narrative medicine, how it enters her practice with patients living with Parkinson disease and other movement disorders, and how she envisions the future of the field.

Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Sneha's Bio:

Dr. Sneha Mantri is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Duke University. She attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she also obtained a Master of Science in Narrative Medicine. She has been actively involved in developing narrative medicine and health humanities curricula for medical students and residents, with a focus on improving physician-patient communication and mitigating burnout.

Deborah's Bio: Deborah Jenson (PhD Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University) is a Professor of romance Studies and Global Health at Duke. She founded and co-directs the Duke Health Humanities Lab. Her current health humanities work focuses on the Haitian role in the creation of ethnopsychiatry, and French novelists' representations of their own health experiences in their characters' bodies.

Contact: Cuquis Robledo