Dr. Sweet spoke at the Undergraduate Commencement for Sacred Heart University in Connecticut on May 15, 2016. For her address, see here, starting at 48:45–58:17. http://www.sacredheart.edu/aboutshu/news/newsstories/2016/may/sacred-heart-university-celebrates-50th-commencement-.html
Dr. S. was invited to Budapest to give a TEDx talk, and also to debate Dr. Bertalan Mesko MD PHD, a medical futurist, on Apps. v. Medicine, at the first Annual Brain Bar Budapest. She began the debate with a 2o minute talk on: Dr. Virtual and Dr. Personal, telling three stories about technology in medicine; The good, the bad, and the ugly. Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc2MqZR5x80
When I heard from my editor 18 months ago that God’s Hotel was going to be translated into Traditional Chinese and published in Taiwan—I was thrilled. It was the first foreign country to translate and publish my work, and I was thrilled for that, but also because it meant I’d succeeded in making my experience as a doctor in a very unusual hospital in San Francisco California, compelling and important outside the United States, as well as inside it.Then I got the galleys, and what a beautiful edition! I love the care with which the book has been done, the cover especially, and I would like to thank the editor, Ms Baywen Chang and the translator Ms Cindy Hung for their incredible work at making God’s Hotel powerful and clear enough so that it could be selected as a Best Book for 2014.
GOD’S HOTEL is really thrilled. It loves awards.
Baywen Chang accepting the award.
Thanks very much to the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for their award of a Fellowship in the category of Creative Arts, General Non-Fiction, for the 2014-2015 year. It will allow Dr. Sweet to work on her next book, tentatively titled, “Slow Medicine, Fast Medicine: Healing in an Age of Technology.” http://www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/victoria-sweet/
FN made it back into the news, perhaps partly because the Crimea suddenly seems close, and not far. She was an amazing woman, and once you start to read her, it’s hard to stop. For my article on Nightingale, Obamacare, and the idea of a calling, see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/
GOD’S HOTEL wins the Gold Medal for Non-Fiction of the 82nd Annual California Book Awards: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/node/3032