NNLM Reading Club Presents...
A virtual live author series to discuss books on topics related to health and health equity
Join NNLM and our All of Us community partners for an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD. He'll join our host, Edgar Gil Rico, National Alliance for Hispanic Health, to discuss his book, Becoming Dr Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon. Dr Q, as he is known, shares his journey from a child in a Mexican village to migrant farm worker in California to world-renown brain surgeon and researcher. Dr Q will also answer audience questions.
January 14, 2021
3-4 pm ET; 2-3 pm CT; 1-2 pm MTN; 12-1 pm PT
Live YouTube Event: https://youtu.be/uXi-TS_rvKQ
Bill Sullivan is a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he studies genetics and microbiology. Mixing cutting-edge research and relatable humor, his book, Pleased to Meet Me, is filled with fascinating insights that shine a light on who we really are--and how we might become our best selves. A recording of his presentation can be found at https://youtu.be/1l2CGOsYL04.
Dani McClain and Andrea Collier discussed McClain’s book, We Live for the We: the Political Power of Black Motherhood and how Black mothering is an inherently political act: Black women are more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than women of any other race; Black mothers must stand before television cameras reminding the world that their slain children were human beings. Dani read from her memoir and shared her own experiences of mothering. A recording of the event can be found at https://youtu.be/Wvs2lhYGj0s.
The New York Journal of Books called The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age “quite simply an excellent book written with intelligence and balance for both the general public and health care practitioners. The author, Robert Wachter, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and one of the nation’s most influential physician-executives, discussed how digital health and health technology have evolved since his book was published in 2015 and what patients need to know in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. He gave a short presentation, read briefly from his book, and then answered questions. A recording of the event can be found at https://youtu.be/2RLXpE_x6nI.