“In this biomedical revolution, we need the humanities now more than ever.”
-Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
Program Features and Updates
06/29/16, All Things Considered (NPR)
Samuel Rodriguez, clinical associate professor of anesthesia, and Thomas Caruso, clinical associate professor of anesthesia, have developed the Bedside Entertainment and Relaxation Theatre (BERT) in efforts to reduce anxiety in children during their moments before surgery. Rodriguez and Caruso are featured here and in an accompanying Kaiser Health News video.
BEMH graduate, Scott Rodriguez, won the 2016 Barbour Award from the Stanford Dept of Medicine. Scott is now in the residency program in Medicine/Primary Care at Dartmouth. Congratulations Scott!
--Becoming doctors: a podcast featuring Stanford medical students is revived
Becoming Doctors, a podcast that features the stories of medical students in the School of Medicine, has been revived with a focus on primary care. In this Q&A, Emily Lines, a medical student who spearheads the podcast, discusses the series. Becoming Doctors is funded by a Stanford Medical Scholars grant, awarded by the Scholarly Concentration in Biomedical Ethics and the Medical Humanities.
05/17/16, Stanford Medicine News Center
Tacy Framhein and Charlene Rotandi have been named winners of the Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award, and Teresa Burk and Jacqueline Genovese received the Inspiring Change Leadership Award.
--“What a lift to one’s morale”: Stanford physicians take time from busy schedules to discuss art
This post by Jacqueline Genovese highlights the Faculty Art Engagement Series, a three part series of discussions in art founded by Nawal Atwan Johansen, clinical assistant professor of medicine, and Byrant Lin, clinical assistant professor of medicine. Eva Weinlander, clinical assistant professor of medicine, and Sara Gandy, clinical associate professor of psychology, are quoted here.
2016 Medicine & the Muse Symposium Photos
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--Writer Anne Lamott headlines annual Medicine & Muse showcase
Medicine & the Muse, an annual event that celebrates art and medicine, took place last Thursday. This post includes highlights from the conversation between author Anne Lamott and Paul Costello, chief communications officer for the School of Medicine.
Dr. Alfred Paul Spivack
07.26.1928 – 04.23.2016
The Medicine and the Muse community extends condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Al Spivack, Stanford Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine. Al passed away suddenly at the Vi Palo Alto. Al founded the Coronary Care Unit at Stanford, championed the role of nurses, and mentored many students and trainees. His fused ceramic-glass art works were featured in an exhibit at LKSC, and his photographs of underwater life were exhibited at the Vi. He was an active member of the Stanford School of Medicine Art Committee, and celebrated many Medicine and the Muse events, including the Symposium on April 14th 2016. He was keenly interested in the intersections of art and medicine. We miss Al – his brilliance, innovation, humor, kindness and grace.
Congratulations to Medicine & the Muse affiliated faculty, Jonathan Berger, who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2016 Rome Prize!
Check out this podcast with Writer-in-Residence, Laurel Braitman, on Another Round with Heben and Tracy as she talks about parrots and the law. https://www.acast.com/anotherround/episode51-keepyoheart-withqueenlatifah-?autoplay
Congratulations to BEMH concentrator, Emily Liu, for winning the WGEA New Investigator Award for presenting: "Practicing Well: Student Perspectives on a Bioethics and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration Program" (Emily Liu, Jason Batten, Audrey Shafer) at the recent 2016 WGEA Regional Meeting!
Congratulations to the 2016 Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award winners!
Click HERE to read the winning pieces.
First Place: Grace Kearney, "On the Mind"
Runner Up: Sierra Freeman, "We’re All Okay"
Runner Up: Arany Uthayakumar, "At the Loom"
Honorable Mention: Sojourner Ahebee, "On Hushed Sugarcane"
We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Irvin David Yalom, M.D. Literary Award. Submissions will be accepted until December 30, 2016.
Fall Saturday Workshop with Dr. Sharon Bray
November 5, 2016, from 8:45am - 4:00pm
Home of Audrey Shafer (Mountain View)
This is Dr. Sharon Bray's final writing workshop before retirement!
Open to anyone with a connection to the medical school or affiliated hospitals (including alumni, faculty, staff, house staff, students). Priority will be given to medical students, house staff, and first-time participants. The workshops are free, but space is limited and sign-up is required. No writing experience required. Supportive environment.
Click HERE to sign up