Past Events


Ridge Scholar Symposia

Presentations by UM student recipients of the Ridge Scholarship.  Projects intersect the Humanities and health/healthcare.  Free and open to the public.

Oct. 3, 2016

5:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Liberal Arts 103A
University of Montana

Oct. 13, 2016

5:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Ridge Library Learning Center,
Broadway Building, St. Patrick Hospital,
500 W. Broadway St.

September 9, 2016

Free Quarterly Film and Discussion Series for the public focusing on the intersection of health/healthcare and humanities. Please join us for the next film screening on Friday, September 9 at the Roxy Theater in downtown Missoula. The film will start at 7pm, to be followed by a panel discussion. The event will be held in coordination with Suicide Prevention Week. 

September 5-9, 2016

Suicide Prevention Week 2016

Kevin Kicking Woman peorming on stage

June 22, 2016

The Provider Reading Group was held on Wednesday, July 20 from 7-8:15 p.m. The June selection, the poem A Worker’s Speech to a Doctor by Bertolt Brecht, raises questions about social determinants of health, any provider responsibilities to address them, provider/patient relationships, and more. We also discussed the song Speed Trap Town by Jason Ibell. (Optional reading: “The Rise of the Medical Humanities".

June 13, 2016

A screening of The Purity Myth was held on Monday, June 13 at the Roxy Theater in downtown Missoula, and was followed by a panel discussion with Adri Ramos of the Blue Mountain Clinic; Andy Johnson, graduate student at the University of Montana; Sarah Donald, member of the Planned Parenthood Teen Council; and moderated by Dustin Satterfield, Sociology and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies faculty member at the University of Montnana. 

April 26, 2016

The Ridge Symposium was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 featuring presentations by four Ridge Scholars. More information about scholars can be found on the Ridge Research Awards page.

April 22 and 23, 2016

Roots and Wings, an original one-woman theater and dance piece about being misdiagnosed with a serious illness and recovery, was performed April 22 and 23, 2016. This event was co-sponsored by the Red Willow Learning Center.

April 11-15, 2016

John Stone, MD, PhD, Creighton University Professor, IHH ex officio Board Member, visited Missoula April 11-15, 2016. Dr. Stone presented several events focusing primarily on health disparities, met with Pre-Health Professional and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies students at UM, met with faculty from Humanities and Social Sciences involved in WGSS Program, presented at evening discussion group at SPH, and presented at Friday Medical Conference for healthcare providers.

April 2016

Sponsored four presenters for “Ethics Month" as a part of Friday Medical Conferences (FMC). Speakers included Stewart Justman, PhD (informed consent and the placebo effect); Dr. John Stone, MD, PhD (healthcare disparities); Mark Hanson, PhD (ethical issues with advance directives); and Liz Rantz, MD (the right to healthcare). 

March, 2016

Hosted the Climate Change and Health series in March, 2016. This event was co-sponsored by Climate Smart Missoula and the American Lung Association. The series included:

          3/15: What Does Climate Change Have to Do With Heart Health?  Mark Vossler, MD, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

          3/16: Taking It In: Climate Change, Emotions and the Humanities. SueEllen Campbell, PhD, Colorado State University

          3/16: IHH screened Climate Change and Health on March 16, 2016 as a part of the IHH film and discussion series.  Discussion leaders were Amy Cilimburg, Director, Climate Smart Missoula; and Jan VanRiper, ED, IHH.

          3/19: Body & Soul: Writing About Health and Climate Change, a writing workshop with John Calderazzo, PhD, Colorado State University

          3/19: Wisdom to Survive, a film with audience discussion following.

February 9, 2016

Hosted Health Implications of Climate Change, a presentation by Drs. Lori and Rob Byron, on February 9, 2016. This event was co-sponsored by the Montana Chapter of the American Lung Association.

January, 2016

The Rocky Mountain Dance and Theater School screened two films about dance and health during the International VIBE event in Missoula in January, 2016. This event was co-sponsored by The Insitute of Health and Humanities. 

November 15, 2015

Screened Homelessness and Health on November 15, 2015 as a part of the IHH film and discussion series. Panelists included Dr. John Miller, CMO for Partnership Health Center; Eran Fowler Pehan, Executive Director, Poverello Center; and Michael Moore, United Way of Missoula.