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TMC Seminar (Online): “The Art of Living as Creatures” with Dr. Brian Volck and Dr. Martha Carlough

Friday, September 23, 2022, 3PM | Webinar
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This seminar is being held at 3:00pm ET, in conjunction with TMC’s Practice & Presence Gathering.

Brian Volck is a pediatrician who received his undergraduate degree in English Literature and his MD from Washington University in St. Louis and his MFA in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of a poetry collection, Flesh Becomes Word, and a memoir, Attending Others: A Doctor’s Education in Bodies and Words.He co-authored of Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine with Joel Shuman. His essays, poetry, and reviews have appeared in The Journal ofMoral Theology, The Christian Century, DoubleTake, Health Affairs, and IMAGE. His clinical work has taken him to the Navajo Nation, rural Honduras, inner city community health centers, and academic teaching hospitals. He teaches theology and medicine at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and is a Benedictine oblate at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert near Abiquiu, New Mexico. His website is www.BrianVolck.com.

Martha Carlough, M.D. M.P.H. is a consulting professor in theology and medicine at Duke Divinity School and professor of family medicine and director of the Office of Global Health Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Carlough has more than 30 years of experience in clinical and public aspects of maternal and child health, including a decade of work in Nepal. As a spiritual director trained in the Ignatian tradition she leads spiritual formation for the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative.


September 23, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School
Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at Duke