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CHCI Medical Humanities Network

Research Projects

Focus Project: Covid-19 Response

  • Care for the Polis

    Columbia University

    Goal: To bring scholars, designers, curators, and caregivers from across the humanities, medicine and design to share their research and experience on the intersections of health, policy, publics, and the built environment.

  • Community Sabbatical Research Leave Program

    University of Texas Humanities Institute

    Goal: The Community Sabbatical Research Leave Program provides $5,000 grants to help leaders of non-profit organizations in Central Texas carve out the time and intellectual space for deeper reflection, research, and discussion about a question or issue that participants are seeking to resolve for their organization and those it serves; this year’s grants will focus on projects related to Covid-19.

  • Graphic Medicine in the Time of COVID-19

    Creighton University

    Goal: Introduce health sciences students to frameworks of health, care, and illness found in graphic medicine (memoirs) to help them process the implications of the pandemic.

  • Poetry in the Time of Coronavirus

    University of Texas Humanities Institute

    Goal: To circulate and create an archive of poetry that feels timely in the time of coronavirus, no matter when it was written.

  • South Carolina Pandemic Healthcare Ethics Advisory Council

    South Carolina Hospital and Medical Associations

    Goal: To develop recommendations for state institutions regarding the distribution of scarce resources (such as ventilators and medications) during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Synapsis Covid-19 Special Issue

    Columbia University

    Goal: Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal has produced a special issue dedicated to the humanistic questions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.