NeuroTech Lab: Events

“Bodies at War (MINA)” documentary screening

From left, HEI Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and VTH Initiative researcher Charmayne Hughes, Filmmaker and UC Santa Cruz Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Emily Cohen Ibañez, and SF State Assistant Professor of Cinema and VTH Initiative researcher Steven Choe at the “Bodies of War (Mina)” screening.

From left, HEI Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and VTH Initiative researcher Charmayne Hughes, Filmmaker and UC Santa Cruz Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Emily Cohen Ibañez, and SF State Assistant Professor of Cinema and VTH Initiative researcher Steven Choe at the “Bodies of War (Mina)” screening.

 

Bodies at War film screening flyerThe VTH Initiative, the NeuroTech Lab, and HEI presented a screening of the documentary “Bodies at War (MINA)” by filmmaker and UC Santa Cruz Adjunct Professor of Sociology Emily Cohen Ibañez, PhD, at the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University on March 7.

The film offers a window into the lives of Colombian people as they strive to rehabilitate themselves and others after landmine injury. A legacy of its unremitting fifty-year-long civil war, Colombia is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world. With remarkable access, “Bodies at War” brings together diverse perspectives on what rehabilitation is and means in Colombia.

After the film, Violence, Trauma and Health (VTH) Initiative researcher and SF State Assistant Professor of Cinema Steven Choe moderated a question and answer session with Ibañez. To learn more about the documentary visit the film’s website: acolombianlandminestory.com.

Violence, Trauma, and Health Initiative launches

HEI Director Cynthia A. Gómez discussed HEI and SF Build efforts with attendees of the Violence, Trauma, and Health Initiative

On November 16, 2015, HEI, SF BUILD, and the NeuroTech Lab co-presented the Violence, Trauma and Health (VTH) Initiative launch event. As one of the faculty research clusters sponsored by Provost Sue Rosser, the VTH Initiative is a gathering of researchers, funders and community partners interested in addressing the intersectionality of violence, trauma and health on individual and collective well-being.
 
Provost Rosser delivered a welcome message to the community based organizations and SF State and UCSF faculty in attendance. HEI Director Cynthia A. Gómez discussed HEI and SF Build efforts and introduced the VTH Initiative cluster of researchers — Charmayne Hughes, HEI Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Melissa Hagan, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Steve Choe, Associate Professor, Cinema, College of Liberal and Creative Arts — who discussed their work.
 
Attendees had an opportunity to meet and converse with each other in an effort to initiate possible collaborations of research or community projects addressing violence, trauma and health.