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What can Charles Dickens teach us about health and health care? Read Louise’s essay “A Tale of Two Doctors” about the week she had visits with both her internist and orthopedist for the answer…

Watch videos of Louise…

giving the University of Utah health sciences commencement address on “The Medical Imagination” May 19, 2017.

Or watch her deliver a medical/literary/art edutainment talk called “Becoming a Doctor: the Bibliophile Edition” for the pre-commencement Class of ’58 sponsored lecture at Harvard Medical School.

Louise in the New York Times “You can’t tell by looking at me, but I’m a genetic mutant… https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/opinion/sunday/dont-discriminate-against-mutants-like-me.html?_r=0

Louise will be featured in a new documentary on doctor-writers, Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity in Medicine.  View the trailer here.

A story-based essay by Louise about a chance meeting with an octogenarian that shows what geriatrics is and why it matters appeared first in Health Affaire Narrative Matters (also audio with Louise reading) and then a modified version appeared in the Washington Post.

New op-ed by Louise in the New York Times Sunday review introduces “Silver Architecture & Design” which should be to the aging population what green architecture is to the environment.

Louise published an Op-Ed in the San Francisco Chronicle July 30, 2014, on the need for philanthropists and health systems to invest in health services for older adults.

Louise publishes an article on “The Future of Robot Caregivers” in the New York Times Sunday Review July 20, 2014. The Canadian Broadcasting Company then interviewed her about the piece.

Louise interviewed on NPR/Jefferson Public Radio on June 20, 2014 about her book, stories & medicine, and good care of older adults before presenting at Asante Rogue Health System in Oregon.

PEN America chooses A History of the Present Illness for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize longlist of 10 debut authors. The prize “honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work…represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.

Louise publishes an article in the Lancet entitled, “How do we tell the stories of medicine?”

Louise talks with a medical student on The Short Coat podcast about how writing, art, medicine, and science mesh together more smoothly than most expect. Listen here.

Highlights of Past News

In a wide-ranging interview, Louise speaks with Michael Krasny of KQED Forum radio.

A History of the Present Illness named as finalist for the Chautauqua Prize.

Louise featured on UCTV & YouTube giving a talk about Falls in Older Adults.

On this podcast, Louise reads from A History of the Present Illness and discussing the book in New York City.