Heart Murmur

No matter how I slice it, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed after the last advisory board meeting. I was unsure of how participatory we were able to make it and wondered about the process of ownership when we were the ones translating and directing conversations. It felt like 3 pieces of a venn diagram where I could see that each participant had some definite things in common with each other but were not overlapping in their interaction with one another. How do we truly engage each participant when there are some major logistic and methodological barriers?

CARE Reading Group Session 9

CRG9 will take place on Tuesday (Aug 20) from 10am to 12pm in the CARE lab. This week, we’ll be going through Chapters 4 & 5 of Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. The group will likely be meeting on Tuesdays from now on to accommodate everyone’s schedules during the semester, but watch this space for updates on CRG dates and times.

Tower of Babel

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to observe an advisory board for the women’s heart health project. The board convened in a training room at the National University of Singapore. At the meeting, the CARE researchers met up with elderly female patients facing cardiac health issues to talk about the problems they face and to hopefully collectively develop solutions to the heart health situation in Singapore.