Martina Scholtens worked as a physician at Bridge Refugee Clinic in Vancouver for ten years, caring for patients from around the world. Her book about this work, Your Heart is the Size of Your Fist, is a creative nonfiction account of one Iraqi family’s first year in Canada from her perspective as their doctor. In this Medical Center Hour, Dr. Scholtens explores the physician writer’s obligation to patient, profession, and society and inquires into the legitimization of patient suffering, the concept of medical maternalism, and the challenges of advocacy.
The Moore Lecture of the School of Medicine/Medical Grand Rounds
Co-presented with the Generalist Scholars Program and the Department of Medicine, and offered in conjunction with Primary Care Week at UVA
First identified in 1947 and first known to cause human illness in 1953, Zika virus was seldom seen during the next 60 years. Starting in 2013, however, sizable outbreaks of human infection occurred, and in 2015 Zika appeared in the Americas, first in Brazil, then much more widely. The mosquito-borne virus also began making dramatic headlines. Zika was discovered to be transmissible during pregnancy, with serious, even devastating neurological injury to the baby, and transmissible between sexual partners, with risks to a fetus in the event of pregnancy. Earlier this year, the World Health Organization declared Zika a global public health emergency.
The 2016 Hayden-Farr Lecture by Dr. Lyle Petersen, Incident Manager for Zika Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is an update on Zika--the science and the medical, public, health, environmental, social, and ethical implications that make this disease an urgent global challenge.
The Hayden-Farr Lecture in Epidemiology and Virology/Medical Grand Rounds
Co-presented with the Department of Medicine and the Office of the Hospital Epidemiologist, UVA Health System