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Confronting Domestic Abuse: Then & Now

March 27, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Department of Humanities Grand Rounds and Panel Discussion

Panelists will describe their experiences with domestic abuse victims in relation to their different roles, discussing together how approaches to domestic violence have changed historically and how health care systems, health care practitioners, and advocacy groups address intimate partner violence today. Dr. Cheryl Dellasega, Professor of Humanities, will moderate the panel, which will also take questions from audience members.

The event takes place March 27, 2024, noon – 1:15 p.m. in Lecture Room D and also via Zoom – (Link:   Password: 406281


Jennifer McCall-Hosenfeld, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the Penn State College of Medicine
Co-Director, Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research

Jane A Petro M.D. F.A.C.S. F.A.A.C.S.
Emerita Professor of Surgery, New York Medical College

Aisha Mobley, A.A., B.S., M.Ed.
Lead consultant, NASR Consultant Group; Assistant Director, Iron Dome Legal Advocacy Group; Community Liaison, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

Launick Saint-Fort, MSI, Volunteer Case Manager at a domestic violence shelter in Lancaster County

Mariya Starostina, MSII, Advocate for Domestic Violence Victims

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The Humanities Grand Rounds panel complements the National Library of Medicine exhibit “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives,” which will be at the Harrell Health Sciences Library March 11th – April 20th 2024.


Continuing Education credits are available to Penn State Health and College of Medicine employees.  Eeds sign in Methods: Text Code to 828-295-1144 | Visit | eeds iPhone/Android App.The Activity Sign-In Code is: 37node and expires Mar 28 at noon | AIN #: 1934

Credit Designation: Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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