Humanities Institute

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. David Ring on "Hacking Your Mind for Health"

Mon, March 4, 2019 | University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Dr. David Ring
Dr. David Ring

This Spring the Humanities Institute continues to host a series of monthly Health & Humanities Research Seminars in partnership with Dell Medical School. A follow-up to the Spring 2018 Pop-Up Institute, the seminars are intended to engage scholars and practitioners across the health and humanities disciplines in research-oriented dialogue. 

The March seminar took place on March 4th at the University of Texas Club and featured a presentation by David Ring, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care, Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care, and Professor of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School. Dr. Ring’s talk, “Hacking Your Mind for Health,” explored the increasing evidence that what goes on in your mind can affect your health in such areas as, for instance, symptom intensity, and why and how that matters for providers, patients, and researchers.

About the Speaker:
In addition to earning his MD from the University of California at San Diego, Dr. Ring was awarded a Ph.D. for clinical research in psychosocial aspects of arm pain from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. His interests include trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction in the arm, quality and patient safety, common arm illnesses and psychosocial aspects of arm illness. He has more than 450 peer-reviewed original research publications. He is a deputy editor for Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Seating for each seminar is limited and available by advance reservation. You can RSVP HERE to request a seat. Questions may be emailed to HI Associate Director and seminar organizer Phillip Barrish at

Sponsored by: the College of Liberal Arts through the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities #1, the Humanities Institute, and Dell Medical School

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