Narratives of Discovery

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is honored to partner with Dr. Rita Charon in a “Narratives of Discovery” series interviewing today’s top life scientists, offering new perspectives on their work and inspirations.

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  • June 7, 2022

    A narrative medicine perspective on Virologist David Ho and his global seminal contributions to the bioscientific and clinical knowledge of HIV/AIDS and SARS-CoV-2

    David Ho
  • February 10, 2022

    Dr. Hripcsak has had profound influence on the development of medical informatics globally through his discoveries while at Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics.

    George Hripsack
  • December 4, 2021

    The Irving Institute is proud to announce the publication of our narrative medicine partnership with Dr. Rita Charon.

    Photo of the Earth from the surface of the moon
  • October 27, 2021

    An interview with geneticist and pediatrician Wendy Chung - The "Narratives of Discovery" Series, a partnership with Dr. Rita Charon and the Irving Institute.


    wendy chung photo by JORG MEYER
  • September 8, 2021

    A narrative medicine perspective on leading global health expert Dr. El-Bassel, as she discusses her inspirations and approach.

    Nabila El-Bassel
  • July 21, 2021

    A narrative medicine interview of Andrea Califano by Rita Charon, exploring the art of biology.


    Andrea Califano
  • March 22, 2021

    As a professor of biomedical engineering and director of research for stem cell and tissue engineering at Columbia University, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic has a profound and poetic approach to her work.


    Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic