Do You Believe In?
Special, Guest-Edited Issue on Religion, Healing, ad Public Health
can't hide from religion in Georgia. If you don't go after it with
a positive agenda, it will come after you."
Director, Interfaith Health Program
understand our patients fully, we need to understand their beliefs,
or we will not be effective as their healers."
Lori Arviso Alvord,
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean for Student Affairs,
Dartmouth Medical School
Perspectives on Health and Healing
Can Science and Religion Work Together?
A three-pronged approach to health, healing, and spirituality
P. Venugopala Rao, Associate Professor of Physics
Carla Gober, Registered Nurse and Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Division
and Modern Medicine
Science on a wing and prayer?
Patient and Healer
Four anthropological observations
Ballroom, Dobbs University Center
Friday, April 11, 7:30
Keynote Address: “Ceremony Medicine: a Navajo Philosophy
By Lori Alvord
Saturday, April 12,
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Panel discussions, followed by lunch
with the panelists, table discussions,
and a wrap-up session.
Lori Alvord, surgeon and author of
The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon
Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing
Richard Selzer, surgeon and author of The Doctor Stories and
The Exact Location of the Soul
Sherwin Nuland, surgeon, medical historian, and author of How
We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter and the memoir
Lost in America: A Journey with My Father
Thomas Thangaraj, D.W. and Ruth
Brooks Associate Professor of World Christianity, Candler School
Claire Sterk, Professor and Chair,
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public
Health will serve as synthesizer.