Chinese Medicine Class Research Trip to Washington, D.C.
Nicole Barnes' freshman seminar, Chinese Medical Beliefs and Practices, recently made a trip to the National Library of Medicine in Washington, D.C. "The students consulted the library's collections of Chinese public health posters—one of the largest in the world—and will use these materials to write papers showing transitions in medical beliefs and practices in 20th-century China," according to an article in Duke Today.
According to Barnes, several of her students "expressed gratitude for the peace and quiet that the NLM provided. It seems that getting away from the hustle and bustle of campus gave them a unique opportunity to think without interruptions, and several of them made significant progress on their final papers."
Barnes, an assistant professor of history, was brought to Duke last year with help from HWL's bridge appointment program. Her class trip was made possible with HWL undergraduate research funds.