News and Events
In Summer 2022, Molly Robinson, associate professor of French, completed Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program’s Instructor Training thanks to a faculty grant from the Mellon Foundation and the Center for Community and Global Health.
We are now taking Inside-Out Instructor Training Faculty Grant Applications for Summer 2023!
Over the summer, Lewis & Clark undergraduates mentored Roosevelt High School students in the first year of the College Success Program, founded by Professor Mitch Reyes and supported by the Mellon Foundation.Narrative medicine programs teach doctors and other caregivers “sensitive interviewing skills” and the art of “radical listening” to improve patient care. The New York Times reports in this story that narrative medicine is now taught in some form at roughly 80 percent of medical schools in the United States.In collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Oregon, psychology professors Jerusha and Brian Detweiler-Bedell conduct research to help Oregonians identify and respond to the risk of melanoma.
How Doctors Use stories to Cope with COVIDNarrative Medicine is a discipline in which doctors and nurses use the principles of literature and art to better understand patients’ stories and incorporate them into their practices, by asking many questions and carefully listening to their patient’s answers.
In Los Angeles, Narrative Medicine is now being taught at USC Keck School of Medicine and at the new Kaiser Permanente medical school.
Read the LA Times coverage
Come see students in Studio Art/Art History and Environmental Studies working with fiber arts on a collaborative project with artist Amanda Triplett. The studio space is Fields 206 and is open Mondays/Wednesdays, 11:30-2:30. Project encompasses collection of climate data from the Columbia Gorge.L&C’s Center for Community and Global Health offers Narrative Scribe Training, which emphasizes the importance of listening and storytelling to health care teams.Art therapists will be present at the event on Sunday, May 1, 2022 to facilitate the process as we set our hearts and wishes in motion by creating art inspired by Ukrainian traditions. All art supplies will be provided and interpreters will be available.We are inviting you to join in on discussions about various topics on consent education! We have three exciting workshops to get excited about.L&C’s student-led Tiny House Club is building a sustainable dwelling for a Portland-area nonprofit.Mask wearing on the CAS campus will be optional beginning Saturday, April 2, in most circumstances.
Past EventsNovember 16, 2022The Center for Community and Global Health invites you to join us:
Teamwork in Medicine
Wed. Nov. 16 5:00-6:30
JR Howard Hall Room 202
Pizza dinner will be served!
Teamwork in Medicine brings together a panel of medical professionals to discuss teamwork in the practice of healthcare. It will include a panel Q&A and facilitated small group discussions where participants will workshop patient case studies.
Teamwork in Medicine is open to all LC students with a special invitation to LC student athletes.November 9, 2022Visualizing the Past: A Conversation with Dr. Rebecca Hall, author of the award-winning graphic narrative Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts
Facilitated by Reiko Hillyer, L&C associate professor of history and director of ethnic studies
Please note that masks are required for this event.
ASL interpretation will be provided.
Remote streaming will be available at the Zoom link posted to the symposium website. No registration is required to attend in person or stream remotely.
After the talk, please join us for a book signing and light reception in the Gregg Pavilion. Dr. Hall’s book will be available for purchase.
Additional details provided on the symposium website.November 9, 2022This year’s Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies is titled Art of Storytelling.
Join us for three days of keynote presentations, panels, workshops, and other events examining the practices, purposes, and impacts of storytelling for BIPOC individuals and communities.
Details on the symposium website.
Community and Global Health is located in room 307 and 309 of JR Howard Hall on the Undergraduate Campus.
Carolyn L. Zook
Associate Director and Pre-Health Advisor
Community Engagement Coordinator
Community and Global Health
Lewis & Clark
615 S. Palatine Hill Road MSC 25
Portland OR 97219