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Medicine’s Erin Gentry Lamb co-directs project receiving funding by National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a collaborative research grant for a project co-directed by Erin Gentry Lamb, a professor of medical humanities and an associate professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Titled “The Meanings of Dementia: Interpreting Cultural Narratives of Aging Societies,” this project will produce a special supplement to the Hastings Center Report of 18 new essays analyzing shared ideas and values concerning dementia that circulate in the United States and other aging societies. 

Gentry Lamb will co-direct the project alongside Nancy Berlinger, a Hastings Center research scholar.