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Emory hosts inaugural event in new 'Psychiatry and the Humanities' public educational series

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Jennifer Johnson McEwen
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WHAT: A new Emory University educational series, “Psychiatry and the Humanities” will explore the intersection of the arts and the sciences. The event is free and open to the public.

The inaugural event will focus on the connection between poetry and psychiatry.

Poet Jericho Brown, director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University and nominee for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry, will join Andrew Furman and colleagues from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Brown will read his poetry and a panel discussion and Q&A session will follow. 

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 12, Reception at 7 p.m. and program begins at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:Emory Brain Health Center (first floor), 12 Executive Park Drive, Atlanta, GA


  • Jericho Brown, PhD, Winship Distinguished Research Professor of English and Creative Writing, Emory University
  • Andrew C. Furman, MD, professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine. Furman is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst as well as a small group advisor.
  • Negar Fani, PhD, assistant professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine. Fani is a clinical neuropsychologist whose clinical work and research is centered around people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • DeJuan White, MD, assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. White serves as medical director of Psychiatric Emergency Services at Grady Memorial Hospital.

PARKING: Parking is free and available in the garage next to the Emory Brain Health Center.

MEDIA INFO: Media attendance must be arranged in advance. Please RSVP to Jennifer Johnson McEwen at 404-441-5929 or




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