Program Features and Updates


The Stanford Medicine & the Muse Program in Medical Humanities is pleased to announce the awarding of four grants to Stanford faculty and affiliated health care practitioners conducting research in the area of medical humanities. We are pleased to have this opportunity to support our faculty and affiliated health care practitioners in exploring the intersection of the arts and humanities and medicine. Their work can help patients as well as health care professionals as they deal with the challenges of illness and doctoring.

The grant winners are:

Henry Curtis, MD

Clinical Instructor, Division of Emergency Medicine

Project: Medical Humanities Playback Theater for Emergency Medicine Intern Orientation Milestone Education

Henry A. Curtis, M.D. FAAEM is a clinical instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is fellowship-trained in simulation education and is involved in multiple simulation projects at Stanford. He is currently pursuing a MFA in Directing at the Academy of Art University. He has a dedication to finding innovative methods of integrating medical humanities into medical education and generating enthusiasm for these techniques. His current research encompasses his work in the development of a performance arts method called Playback theater for medical education.

 

Lauren Edwards, MD

Clinical Instructor General Medicine Disciplines

Project: Narrative Medicine Group for Internal Medicine Residents

Lauren Edwards, M.D. is a clinical instructor in the School of Medicine at Stanford with a focus on Internal Medicine. She attended UC Berkeley as a Philosophy major and later received her medical degree from Columbia University. She completed her residency at UC San Diego where she received an Outstanding Teaching award in 2012. She has a special interest in narrative medicine and is a member of the Stanford Pegasus Physician's writing group as well as being a faculty advisor for med scholars at Stanford University.

 

Anya Griffin, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia

Project: Capturing Pain: Photographic storytelling of youth in chronic pain

Dr. Anya Griffin is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, & Pain Medicine. She graduated from UCLA with a masters degree in Dance/Movement Therapy, which is a creative arts therapy involving the psychotherapeutic use of movement to foster the emotional and physical integration of the individual.  Dr. Griffin received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at USC Keck School of Medicine/Children's Hospital Los Angeles and her postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Griffin is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified dance/movement therapist. She has worked in pediatric hospitals for over a decade in California, Texas and Georgia. Dr. Griffin currently works as a pediatric psychologist at the Lucile Packard Children's/Stanford Children's Health pediatric outpatient pain management clinic, where she is responsible for providing non-pharmacological pain management interventions for the pediatric pain rehabilitation program.

 

Susan Quaglietti 

Residential Program Nurse for TRP, HVRP, First Step

Ming Lai

Producer, Writer, Director 

Project: Post-Production of the documentary film “Visions of Warriors”

http://hfblog.humanistfilms.com/  

Susan Quaglietti is a nurse practitioner who has been working with veterans at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System since 1987. Besides her long experience managing chronic care issues, she has also been helping veterans explore how creative expression can assist with recovery. She is the co-founder of the Veteran Photo Recovery Project, a photography workshop that allows veterans to create a photographic narrative about a personal recovery theme.

Ming Lai is a rising filmmaker, whose films explore the human condition. His films have been honored with many awards and film festival selections. His previous feature documentary, “Art Recession,” is about the importance of art education.  When he learned that photography was being used to help heal veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, and other mental illnesses, he was deeply moved to film a documentary about the therapeutic process.  As a film maker and photographer, his goal is to have viewers realize that “Photography can document suffering, sometimes it can even heal it.”

 


July 2015

  • Read about the recent "Medicine Around the World: Healing from a Global Perspective" event in this Scopeblog.
  • Stanford alumna Dr. Ilene Wong addressed the topic “Has the medical community failed the intersex community” at  a recent book reading and panel discussion on the Stanford Campus. Read about it in this Scopeblog

 

Upcoming Events

Health Care: The Human Story
Anna Deavere Smith
Playwright - Actor - Professor

25th Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:30 pm
Li Ka Shing Center: Berg Hall
Stanford School of Medicine


Empathy Exhibition
August 12, 2015 - January 25, 2016
Robert Mondavi Family Gallery, Cantor Arts Center
free admission


Becoming A Real Doctor: Writings on Medical Education and Training
September 24, 2015, 5:30 pm
LKSC 130

Free and open to the public. An RSVP to anagy@stanford.edu is kindly requested.
Sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Ethics, the Medicine and the Muse program and the Stanford Pegasus Physician Writers


Fall Saturday Writers' Workshop: with Dr. Sharon Bray

Nov. 7, 2015, from 8:45am to 4pm at the Mountain View home of Dr. Audrey Shafer
Acclaimed workshop leader and author Dr. Sharon Bray will lead a creative all day workshop.
Lunch provided.
Please register to anagy@stanford.edu.


Upcoming Stanford Physician Writers Book Readings and Signings at the Stanford Bookstore

THE REAL DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU SHORTLY
MATT MCCARTHY, M.D.
SEPTEMBER 29 2015, 6-8PM

 

STATE OF THE ART PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
ALAN SCHATZBERG, M.D.
OCTOBER 29 2015, 6-8PM

 

MY YEARS IN VIETNAM AS A SURGEON
HENRY WARD TRUEBLOOD, M.D.
NOVEMBER 12 2015, 6-8PM

 

PSYCHOANALYTIC ASPECTS OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY
MALI MANN, M.D.
THE REAL JOUISSANCE OF UNCOUNTABLE NUMBERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE WITHIN LACANIAN PSYCHOANALYSIS
MAGDALENA ROMANOWICZ, M.D.
DECEMBER 10 2015, 6-8PM