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Dear Colleagues:
Please consider joining our distinguished group of interdisciplinary scholars, many whose name you will recognize, at the “Frankenstein and Popular Culture” symposium to be held at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) from October 27-29.
Thanks, Les

CIP Project – We Need Your Help

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Health Humanities Consortium is working on securing a CIP (Classification of Institutional Programs) code for Medical Humanities/Health Humanities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) uses CIP codes to collect data on enrollment and graduation for degree programs in higher ed and graduate education in its IPEDS database, and these data are used by many administrators and funding bodies in year-to-year management of academic programming. The process for requesting new CIP codes is anticipated to be approved this summer; the first step in past updates is that NCES does some preliminary research on new and unique degree programs in the US.

If you are a chair/member of a bachelor, master, certificate, or doctoral degree-granting program in Medical Humanities or Health Humanities and would like to participate in this effort, please email Sarah Berry at cipproject@healthhumanitiesconsortium.com. Please note that data for minors are not collected by NCES, but if you run a minor and anticipate developing a major at any point in the future, your participation would be very useful, so please email me. Two steps to take now are: 1) to communicate with your institution’s Keyholder or Coordinator (frequently the Registrar or Institutional Research Officer) and let them know that we are planning this initiative; the Keyholder or Coordinator may be contacted by NCES before program chairs. 2) Find out how what CIP code for your Medical Humanities or Health Humanities degree program(s) is currently being used by your institution.

When NCES announces the beginning of the process I will follow up with participants. At this time, we anticipate that it will be useful to pool some of our shareable program data to make a case to NCES—more details to come in summer 2017.

2017 Business Meeting Powerpoints

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If you wish to see the 2017 Business Meeting Slides from our Houston meeting, that can be found under the Steering Committee tab.

Burke, word cloud HHC 2017

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“What is Health Humanities” From Katherine Burke at HHC 2017 Meeting

Thank you Houston

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The HHC thanks the McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics for an excellent #HealthHum2017 meeting.

See you next year in Stanford for #HealthHum2018

Timeline of the Health Humanities Now Available

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A timeline of the history of the Health Humanities is now available under “About” on this website. If you have any events to add (or information to correct), please let us know at info@healthhumanitiesconsortium.com.