Ridge Professional Symposium 2018


For the first time ever, the Institute of Health and Humanities is sponsoring the Ridge Professional Symposium which will be held on Tuesday, May 1st at 5:45 pm at the St. Patrick Hospital Learning Center, first floor, 500 W. Broadway.

The Symposium is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

Qualified UM faculty, those serving in clinical or research positions at UM, and local healthcare practitioners are eligible for professional wards for research and creative works on topics at the intersection of health and/or healthcare and the humanities


There will be two presentations at the symposium including:

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: The Influence of a Community Garden Program on the Humanistic Aspects of Behavior Change presented by Kristin Anderson, MD, MPH, Community Medical Center; Maria Kendra, Development Director, and Jean Zosel, Executive Director, Garden City Harvest.

Patient Perspectives on the Impact of Social Determinants on Their Personal Health: A Narrative from a Community Health Center Population presented by the Partnership Health Center team of: Elizabeth Paddock MD, Clinical Assistant Professor with the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana; Kate Krebsbach, DO; and David Terry, B.A. Behavioral Health Care Manager.