Humanities in Health Conference (HinH 2016)

April 7, 2016 - 8:00am

Conference Overview and Goals

The humanities are vital to an informed and engaged society. Keeping them strong requires that we value their positive impact and embrace their important role in other disciplines. As part of the Provost’s year of the humanities initiative, we are organizing a one day conference around the topic of humanities in health. This will serve to enhance the visibility of humanities in medicine. The University of Pittsburgh’s Humanities in Health Conference is an opportunity to showcase and foster collaborations and partnerships between humanities and health in research, education, care services, and other work throughout our institution and community. We invite you to submit abstracts to present and share collaborative work that you have performed or are in the process of performing.

Organizing Committee:

Abdesalam Soudi, PhD, Conference Chair
Judy Chang, MD, MPH, Vice-Chair
Shelome Gooden, PhD
Scott Kiesling, PhD
Jeannette E South-Paul, MD
Allison Thompson, Conference Administrator
LaShanda Lemmon-Mangham, Conference Website Support
Hannah Purkey, Conference Student Administrative Assistant

Hosted by:

Departments of Linguistics; Family Medicine; Obstetrics, Gynecology, &   
Reproductive Services

Conference Sponsors:

Provost, Dr. Patricia E. Beeson's Year of the Humanities in the university Grant
UPMC Health Plan
University Honors College
Department of Linguistics
Department of Family Medicine
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Services





Contact us please for sponsorship opportunities


Contact Dr. Soudi at or for any questions

Link to Event Flyer pdf