My Ohio with poet and educator David Baker

Poet and educator David Baker has lived in Ohio for more than thirty years, and his poetry springs directly out of his life and experiences here. These poems illuminate our villages and farms—from Lake Erie to the Ohio River—our big-city gardens, small-town neighborhoods, and family life. David is also one of the country’s leading eco-poets, devoted to the natural world—the … Read More

Honoring Stories through Narrative Medicine

In this talk, Akron Children’s Hospital Narrative Medicine Coordinator Nicole Robinson introduces us to the emerging field of narrative medicine and how it provides a path for all to engage in the human experience of illness, health, and healing. We look at the ways that stories, through close reading and reflective writing, have the ability to deepen our understanding of, … Read More

Visual Art, Clinical Mastery, and the Challenge of Uncertainty in Medicine

How a clinician performs in uncertainty has the potential to include them in medicine’s best moments, or its deep entanglement with unwellness. It has the potential to make or break a patient’s life. In this talk, artist and educator Alexa Miller identifies uncertainty as a profound lever for transformation in, and the unexpected ways in which uncertainty can be harnessed … Read More