Laurel Braitman is a bestselling author and the director of writing and storytelling at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Laurel Braitman, PhD, is the New York Times bestselling author of Animal Madness and House of the Heart (forthcoming), a coming-of-age story all about the ways we might live with the perspective of a terminal disease without the bad prognosis. Her writing about science, nature, beauty and loss has appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, National Geographic and more. Her collaborations with physicians, musicians, artists and scientists have been featured on the BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera and elsewhere. She has a PhD from MIT in History, Anthropology, Science, Technology and Society and is the first writer-in-residence and director of writing and storytelling at the Stanford School of Medicine, where she helps physicians, medical students and other healthcare professionals communicate more authentically -- for themselves and their patients.

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“One with each other”: Notes from Session 1 of TED2019 Fellows talks

April 16, 2019

The event: Talks and performances from TED Fellows, celebrating the 10th anniversary of this life-changing, world-changing program. Session 1 is hosted by TED Fellows director Shoham Arad and TED Senior Fellow Jedidah Isler. When and where: Monday, April 15, 2019, 10:30am, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC. Opening: We begin the day by […]

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