Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the University of Maryland will launch a new university calendar that will streamline and replace the FYI and Free Stuff @ UMD calendars. Beginning Sept. 8, you will be able to submit your events to the new campus calendar for review and approval, much like the current process for FYI and Free Stuff @ UMD. On Sept. 8, if you visit this website, you will automatically be redirected to the new calendar. In addition, a new weekly email called UMD This Week will launch on Sept. 8, replacing the daily FYI email. UMD This Week will be delivered at the beginning of every week and will highlight top upcoming events. The email will include details on how to access the new calendar and how to submit events for approval. Questions? Email

MPRC Seminar: Ethnomedicine and Biomedicine In Rural Senegal: Rationality and Magical Thinking

When: Monday, October 14, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Cole Student Activities Building : 0124B
Event Type(s): Seminar

Speaker: Jack Sandberg, Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, George Washington University

About the Talk: In this research Dr. Sandberg explores cultural models among members of a rural population in Senegal related to the use of ethnomedical and biomedical therapies. The use of ethnomedical therapies is often disparaged among Western medical and public health practitioners as motivated by magical thinking. Using innovative disease-narrative data gathered as part of the Niakhar Social Networks and Health Project (NNHSP) Dr. Sandberg and his colleagues examine the dimensionality of schemas and associated behaviors motivating and influenced by the choice of therapeutic model, whether biomedical or ethnomedical.


For more information, contact:
Tiffany L Pittman

Questions and/or comments about this page may be directed to the IT Help Desk at 301-405-1500.