“The Healing Eye” Exhibition Features Documentary Work by Duke Doctors

Photograph by Dr. Cynthia Feltner, from her documentary project on workplace safety.

Doctors who participated in Duke University’s innovative Documenting Medicine program will present and discuss their work on Tuesday, September 11, at the Sanford School of Public Policy; a reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. In 2010, with support from the Graduate Medical Education Innovation Fund, Duke pediatrician and documentary photographer Dr. John Moses and Liisa Ogburn, an instructor at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), started the Documenting Medicine program, which enables Duke medical residents and fellows to work with documentarians at CDS for nine months. During that time participants produce a photographic exhibit or multimedia presentation that explores a medical issue or story.

Tuesday, September 11, 5:30 p.m.
Room 153 of Rubenstein Hall
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University West Campus
302 Towerview Dr., Durham, North Carolina
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An exhibition of the physicians’ work, The Healing Eye: Doctors, Policy, and Patients, opens the same day in Rubenstein Hall and runs for the remainder of 2012. The exhibition is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Healing Eye features images from several documentary projects that Duke physician residents and fellows completed during the last two years, as well as work by Documenting Medicine cofounders Liisa Ogburn and Dr. John Moses. They are:
Workplace Safety, by Dr. Cynthia Feltner; Young Gunshot Victims, by Dr. John Moses; Caring For Our Vulnerable Children, by Liisa Ogburn; Frequent Flyers, by Dr. Andrew Parker; En Sus Zapatos: Serving the Hispanic Population, by Dr. Maria Portela; and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, by Dr. Alison Sweeney.

All but Parker will be present on September 11 to discuss their work at the exhibit opening and reception.

The exhibition and event are co-sponsored by Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy; the office of Chancellor for Health Affairs Victor Dzau; the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & the History of Medicine; and the Center for Documentary Studies. To see additional projects, some of which incorporate audio or video, visit the Documenting Medicine website

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