Thursday, May 01, 2008

Summer Events: Changing the Face of Medicine

Starting to plan your summer trip to Portland? Coming for the Rose Festival? Why not stay a little longer and catch one of the events planned in association with the exhibit, Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians:

Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians
June 18-August 1, 2008
Collins Gallery
Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave.
Portland, Oregon

Gallery Hours: Monday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: noon–5 p.m.

Opening reception
Wed., June 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Keynote Lecture: A Brief History of Women in Medicine
Sat., June 21, 7-8 p.m.
Oregon Health Science University Auditorium
The mark of the woman physician through history has been one of hardship, distinction and accomplishment. Sima Desai, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University, highlights the challenges and successes of both the women and the institutions which made a difference for and in medicine. While historically women once held important positions in medicine where their wisdom and healing were widely sought, they were driven out of the profession in the 17th and 18th centuries when societal norms changed. Hear how they rose to prominence in the late 1800s in preventative medicine, and the larger inroads made by women in the profession in the 19th century.

Careers in Medicine Panel Discussion
Sat., July 12, 2-3:30 p.m.
U.S. Bank Room, Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave.
Women from a variety of medical professions and at different stages of their educations and careers, share their experiences and thoughts on the unique issues faced by women in medicine. Panelists include Kim-Chi Vu, MD, a plastic surgeon, Flora Fazeli, MD, a gerontologist for Kaiser Permanente; April Sweeny, MD, a psychiatric resident at Oregon Health Sciences University; and Stephanie J. Murphy, V.M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Anesthesiology and Peri-Operative Medicine Department (APOM) at Oregon Health Science University and director of the APOM Core Animal Laboratories.

Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, M.D.: Changing the Face of Medicine in Oregon and Across the World
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
U.S. Bank Room, Central Library
801 S.W. 10th Ave.
Learn about Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, M.D., an 1894 graduate from the University of Oregon Medical School and a key figure in progressive era Oregon public health and suffrage campaigns. Kimberly Jensen, professor of history at Western Oregon University and author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War, traces Lovejoy’s accomplishments from her medical service in the First World War to directing and expanding the American Women’s Hospitals, an international medical relief service for civilians and refugees. As organizer and first president of the Medical Women’s International Association, Lovejoy developed an international vision for cooperation among medical women which continued throughout her life.

Related exhibits:
Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating Oregon's Women Physicians
June-September, 2008
OHSU Main Library lobby

The Changing Face of Medicine
June 18-August 1, 2008
Portland State University Library (1875 S.W. Park Ave.) presents photographs and biographical sketches of women doctors of medicine who graduated from Portland State University.

“Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians” was developed by the Exhibition Program of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. The American Medical Women’s Association provided additional support.

Additional local support provided by Portland State University, Western Oregon University, the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering & Mathematics.

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