8/30/2022 Finding Humanity and Meaning in Medicine —Physician-engineer Bryant Lin, MD, on finding a human connection on Medpage Today, The Doctor's Art: on Meaning in Medicine.
8/09/2022 Why is it so difficult to be nice? —Audrey Shafer, MD discusses health humanities with Henry Bair & Tyler Johnson, MD on Medpage Today, The Doctor's Art: on Meaning in Medicine.
5/17/2022 In photos: Stanford community celebrates health and wellness, Scope Blog. By Hanae Armitage
5/17/2022 Brian Smith is a first-year medical student at Stanford. Listen to his essay, Shame Off You on KQED, Perspectives.
5/16/2022 Ben Teasdale is a medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he studied history and philosophy of medicine. Ben's essay, The Astronaut appears in the Spring issue of Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine
4/5/2022 Congratulations to steering committee member Dr. Alyssa Burgart on their Medical Staff Impact Award, Dr. Adjoa Boateng on her The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Teaching Award, and Director Dr. Bryant Lin on his Stanford Asian American Faculty Award.
4/4/2022 How a Stanford med student used her experiences to write a heist caper and score a Netflix deal, Stanford medical humanities and the arts student Grace Li on her new novel, "Portrait of a Thief.”
3/3/2022 The honor and obligation of being Black in a white coat, Black physicians and alumni of Stanford Medicine discussed their experiences in the medical profession, from serving as role models to feeling isolated.
2/10/2022 Episode 33: Hot Topics Mini-Series, Medicine and the Muse, Stanford Medcast with Dr. Bryant Lin
10/13/2021 ‘Renewal’ sculpture on Stanford School of Medicine campus honors anatomy donors Using bricks salvaged from a demolished anatomy building, art and anatomy lecturer Lauren Toomer created “Renewal,” now gracing the medical school campus.
10/8/2021 Stuck@Home virtual concert series marks return to campus with live performance The Medicine & the Muse Program’s Stuck@Home virtual concert series features the artistic talents of the Stanford community. After more than a year online, they had their first in-person performance at Bing Concert Hall.
08/25/2021 Bryant Lin, MD, Named Director of Medical Humanities and Arts Bryant Lin, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, has been named Director of Medical Humanities and Arts within the Center for Biomedical Ethics. Welcome Bryant!
6/9/2021 Medicine & the Muse was awarded two educational awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE): Gold Award for the MedMuse 4 U newsletter for digital communications and Bronze Award for the Stuck@Home Virtual Concert series for special events (online). Congratulations to all winners!
5/23/2021 Stanford Medicine Stuck@Home Concert segment celebrates Asian grandmothers, youth activism
Medicine & the Muse joined with Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) for a two-hour virtual ceremony featured performances by over a dozen Bay Area community members and Stanford affiliates, followed by a panel of six women who discussed the experiences of Asian-American women across generations. Watch the concert & panel here.
4/29/2021 Remembering the victims of COVID-19 through site-specificity
Stanford Medicine, including Medicine and the Muse, and the Office for Religious and Spiritual Life partnered to create the COVID-19 Remembrance Project, which honors the numerous lives lost during the past year to the coronavirus.
4/20/2021 Recognition of the power of music in medicine is growing
Lloyd Minor MD, dean of the Stanford School of Medicine shares a personal narrative about his experience playing the cello and the therapeutic benefits of music, dance and art, as well as the role of arts and humanities in medical education.
4/09/2020 Seven Stanford scholars awarded Guggenheim Fellowships. Congratluations to affiliated faculty Lochlann Jain and Daniel Mason!
1/26/2021 Coffee with a Colleague
Jacqueline Genovese in conversation with Sarah Berry about her work as Executive Director of the Medical Humanities and Arts program at Stanford, physician and veteran educator, and author of a memoir in progress about family and cancer.
1/10/2021 Democracy and the health of a nation
Dr. Audrey Shafer reflects on health and diversity after the January 6 events at the capitol.
12/25/2020 Stanford physicians unite to bring cheer during the pandemic
Dr. Matias Bruzoni, Margarita Gallardo and daughters, and our ED Jacqueline Genovese on KCBS radio.
12/14/2020 Episode 27: Stories from the Front Line with Dr. Audrey Shafer But Really, How Are You? podcast. Recorded July 2020.
10/27/2020 An evening with Jennifer Brea, luminary behind knockout film ‘Unrest’
Medicine and the Muse's Film Group Director Dr. Jonathan Berek hosted a documentary film screening and discussion with Jennifer Brea, an academic turned myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) activist and independent filmmaker.
7/31/2020 From healthcare workers to the rest of us — how can we better cope?
TED Radio Hour (NPR). This episode focuses on how to cope with stress and features Black physicians and TED Fellow & Director of Writing and Storytelling at Medicine & the Muse, Laurel Braitman.
7/14/2020 Stanford’s Music Will Go On: Recapping Spring Musical Innovations
Stuck@Home concert organizer, Jacqueline Genovese, Executive Director of Medicine & the Muse, comments on the impact that music can have, even amid the physical limitations posed by quarantine.
7/9/2020 2020 Art & Anesthesia Soirée
Essential, published by Founder of Medicine & the Muse, Dr. Audrey Shafer.
6/24/2020 Black Medical Workers Reflect on the Front Lines of Covid and Racism
Dr. Laurel Braitman, director of writing and storytelling, SOM's Medicine and the Muse Program was joined by four writers from Writing Medicine: Med student Dasha Savage, Associate Dean of Admissions and Professor Iris Gibbs, resident (and Stanford grad) Brandon Turner and critical care fellow Adjoa Boateng in conversation with the host of Forum, Michael Krasny.
6/9/2020 The Creative Awakening Happening at Stanford Medicine
Check out the interview of Medicine & the Muse Executive Director, Jacqueline Genovese, and Stanford Medicine Dr. Bryant Lin on Doximity's Op-Med.
5/20/2020 How writing helps medical students and doctors handle stress
Laurel Braitman, PhD, started teaching medical students storytelling five years ago in her role as writer-in-residence. But the more opportunities she gave medical students to tell stories about their frustrations, joys and fears, the better the students reported feeling about themselves and their medical careers, Braitman explains in her new TED talk.
Braitman is also featured in this article: Writing Medicine workshop helps healthcare workers reflect on pandemic
5/14/2020 Supporting Young Adults to Rise to the Challenge of COVID-19
Letter to the editor, written by Jason Nagata, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
4/27/2020 I’M A NURSE, I HAVE COVID-19, AND THEY WANT ME BACK AT WORK
Eve Leckie is an RN who has worked in critical care for over a decade. You can find them on twitter @browofjustice, where they almost never post about being a nurse, except when they have something important to say. Their most difficult work before now is “I Will Not Cry,” an open-access journal article available through Annals of ATS. This essay began in our Writing Medicine workshop and been published in McSweeney's.
4/16/2020 Writing a Chinese-American ‘Ocean’s 11’ between medical school classes
Grace Li, first-year medical student at Stanford, wrote a short story, "Time Like Water," that received second place in Stanford Medicine's 2019 Paul Kalanathi fiction contest.
4/15/2020 Stanford med students use artistic talents to combat COVID
Ryan Brewster, MS4, former student leader of the Medicine & the Muse symposium and co-leader of Stanford Medicine Open-Mic Nights, is using his art to communicate critical COVID19 information
3/18/2020 Moral Courage in the Coronavirus: A Guide for Medical Providers and Institutions
This article was authored by Dr. Holly Tabor, co-director of the BEMH scholarly concentration and assistant director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, and MedMuse steering member, Dr. Alyssa Burgart, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.
3/15/2020 Hospitals Need to Cancel Elective Procedures: This is a pandemic – No time for business as usual.
Written by MedMuse steering committee member, Dr. Alyssa Burgart
2/1/2020 Risks, Benefits, and Conundrums of Cancer Screening
Nick Love is the winner of The AMA Journal of Ethics, John Conley Art of Medicine Contest for works in visual media.
9/17/2019 Dr. Audrey Shafer shares lessons from a childhood with gay neighbors in Philly
9/17/2019 Medicine and the Muse teams up with Sorbonne Université in Paris
9/2019 Candice Kim, Emerging Scholar Award at the 9th International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society
7/30/2019 A break to remember: Stanford faculty reminisce about their college summers features Medicine & the Muse Director Dr. Audrey Shafer
7/29/2019 Radiolab, G: The World's Smartest Animal, Writer in Residence Dr. Laurel Braitman competes against two comedians to find the world’s smartest animal. What results is a series of funny, delightful stories about unexpectedly smart animals and a shift in the way we think about intelligence across all the animals - including us.
07/26/2019 KQED Perspectives, Duck Syndrome, by Arifeen Rahman
Arifeen is a medical student representative on the Medicine & the Muse Steering Community and a concentrator in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities
05/23/2019, SCOPE Blog
-- Cystic fibrosis took Mallory Smith’s life, but her memoir lives on
Jenny Tiskus is a second year medical student at Stanford working on a humanities MedScholars project. Her story, The River Styx, is featured on season 2 episode 10 of The Nocturnist.
-- HOW BRAIN HANDLES TRAUMA COULD EXPLAIN A LOT ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS' TESTIMONY
Adapted from The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing From the Frontlines of PTSD Science (Harper) by Shaili Jain, M.D., a psychiatrist and PTSD specialist at Stanford.
Med Muse Affiliated Faculty member Aleta Hayes was in the news:
04/25/2019, Scope Blog
-- Al Letson explores ties between journalists and doctors at Medicine and the Muse symposium
2019 Medical Student Research Symposium Award,
Candice Kim, "ELUCIDATING P63‐MEDIATED REPRESSION OF KERATIN 18 DURING EPITHELIAL DIFFERENTIATION"
Candice is a double concentrator in BEMH and Molecular Basis of Medicine.
Dr. William Meffert, a member of The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford, was featured in the Nocturnist Podcast, reflecting on his time in Vietnam. Listen here.
Interview of Shaili Jain with Paul Costello: View Here
The 2019 MD Program Teaching Awards Ceremony presented Writer-in-Residence Laurel Braitman and two affiliated faculty: Erika Schilinger and Veronica Santini the Award for Excellence in Promotion of Humanism. In addition, two BEMH concentrators: Julie Barzilay and Jessica Pullen were inducted into Gold humanism honor society.
02/27/2019, SCOPE Blog
-- Inheritance: On family secrets, genetics and ethics
01/3/19 Watching movies and learning about medicine, medical student Bronwyn Scott
01/09/2019, SCOPE Blog
-- Watch list: 10 recommended films about medicine
1st Place: Pulseless by David James Bell
2nd Place: How Fishele Died by Nathan Szajnberg
3rd Place: Broken by Lucia Gagliese
Dr. Audrey Shafer and Dr. Danielle Ofri spoke with @kbprods about his film Why Doctors Write on "A Kind Voice Radio," on December 19 at 4:00PM PT
An edited version of the program can be found here, the play button is just under the top toolbar: http://tobtr.com/11119557
Link to film trailer: https://vimeo.com/137260974
Audrey Shafer in conversation on A Kind Voice radio program supporting the film Why Doctors Write and spreading the word about how narrative writing, the humanities, and the arts are helping doctors care from themselves in today's healthcare industry.
Military Experience & The Arts
-- “Check. Your Move, Boredom”
Dan Hurley, a Stanford sophomore and U.S. Marine veteran, writes about a not often discussed aspect of military service and combat in this essay published in Military Experience and the Arts for Veterans Day. Hurley is a student in the War Literature and Writing class offered through Medicine and the Muse.
10/01/2018, SCOPE Blog
-- Firelight serenade: Stanford Medicine students perform at open mic
The open mic program began with support from Medicine and the Muse program and is supported by the Stanford Medicine Arts Collective, an organization led by Ryan Brewster, a third-year medical student.
CBC Radio - White Coat, Black Art w/ host Dr. Brian Goldman
-- Frankenstein 101: What the monster teaches medical students w/ Audrey Shafer
10/16/2018, Stanford Live
-- Beethoven, Meet Frankenstein
10/17/2018, SCOPE Blog
-- “I will not become a Robot Doctor”: A medical student vows to practice compassion
09/18/2018, SCOPE Blog
-- Journal editor aims to prompt thoughtful review of ethics in precision health
08/29/2019, SCOPE Blog
-- After cancer: A new way of being family
Second year medical student and BEMH medical scholars awardee Orly Farber appears on NPR with her STAT News story on medical education.
07/11/2018, SCOPE Blog
-- Virtual reality helps train emergency physicians
06/08/2018, SCOPE Blog
-- Laser art installation commemorates Frankenstein
-- The Company We Keep
-- 'Frankenstein' 200 Years Later: The Creature and Its Creator
06/26/2018, SCOPE Blog
-- MS1 and done: Wrapping up my first year of medical school
04/05/2018, Stanford Medicine News Center
--Mixed-media mosaics of the human body, inspired by Frankenstein
04/20/2018, SCOPE Blog
-- On memoirs, social media and what it means to be human
04/25/2018, Palo Alto Online
-- In sickness and in health
04/25/2018, SCOPE Blog
-- Vision, virtue and vexation at the annual Medicine and the Muse symposium
03/02/2018, Stanford Arts Blog
-- Humanity, technology join hands in Life/Art/Science/Tech Festival at SLAC
03/05/2018, Stanford Daily
-- Having Your Writing Workshopped
03/15/2018, Stanford News
-- New Stanford student group bridges the arts, sciences and engineering
03/20/2018, Stanford News
-- Stanford researchers listen for silent seizures with "brain stethoscope" that turns brain waves into sound
02/14/2018, Stanford Sope Blog
-- Neuroscience and music: A conversation with opera singer Renée Fleming
January 2018, Stanford Scope Blog
--Smoke and mirrors: Writing that commemorates Frankenstein
01/17/2018, TedxPalo Alto High School
-- Medicine, Military, and the Muse (Jacqueline Genovese)
-- Why Frankenstein matters (By: Audrey Shafer)
01/23/2018, The Six Fifty
-- Frankenstein@200: Stanford explores the futurism of a centuries-old novel
BEMH medical student Nicholas Love has won the Japanese Medical Society of America Scholarship Award for his project “Initiate discussion and exchange of knowledge between the United States and Japan regarding medical mnemonics”
December 7, 2017, Psychiataric News
--Burnout’s Roots May Lie in Young M.D.s’ Expectations of Themselves
A chief resident (Jessica Gold) looks back at a time in medical school when she wasn’t even sure she wanted to be a doctor.
2017 Medicine & the Muse Symposium Photos
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11/21/2017, Stanford SCOPE Blog
-- Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson champion cancer survivors at Stanford event
Frankenstein at 200, Opening Colloquium
October 2017, The Atlantic
--How to Die
As a psychotherapist, Irvin Yalom has helped others grapple with their mortality. Now he is preparing for his own end.
10/28/2017, Stanford Radio
- Frankenstein's Impact on Science with guest Audrey Shafer (Interviewed by Russ Altman)
09/26/2017, Stanford News
-- What history can teach us about medicine: A Q&A with a Stanford medical student
09/07/2017, Stanford News
--Virtual reality alleviates pain, anxiety for pediatric patients
“Many kids associate the hospital with things they deem stressful and scary,” said pediatric anesthesiologist Sam Rodriguez, MD, co-founder of Packard Children’s Childhood Anxiety Reduction through Innovation and Technology, or CHARIOT, program, which is leading the VR rollout. “We are finding that the ability to distract these patients with fully immersive, fun and relaxing sensory environments can have a significant impact on the anxiety and pain that they experience during minor procedures, dressing changes and other medical treatments.”
07/26/2017, Stanford News
--Stanford faculty, students and staff win grants to advance diversity
Medicine and the Muse Affiliated Faculty member Yoshiko Matsumoto, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Project: InclusiviTea: A Project Fostering Inclusivity Through Tea (Chanoyu) Events
Medicine and the Muse Frankenstein@200 Committee member Branislav Jakovljevic, Associate Professor, Theater and Performance Studies, Project: Performance Series: "Vital Signs: Contemporary Performance Art Series"
--Stanford medical student juggles his studies, graphic art and numerous extracurriculars
In this Q&A, medical student Ryan Brewster discusses his career in medicine and training in the arts. Sam Rodriguez, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine; Audrey Shafer, professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine; and James Lock, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, are referenced here.
Congratulations to the following Medicine and the Muse Affiliated Faculty won awards this spring:
Andrew Nevins, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching.
Erika Schillinger, MD, clinical professor of medicine, received the Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for Excellence in Advising Medical Students.
Darren Salmi, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery and of pathology, received the Lawrence H. Mathers Award for Exceptional Commitment to Teaching and Active Involvement in Medical School Education.
Sakti Srivastava, MD, associate professor of surgery, director of Digital MEdIC and chief of clinical anatomy, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness.
Samuel Rodriguez, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Teaching Award for Outstanding and Innovative Contributions to Medical Education.
Additionally, BEMH Scholarly Concentration graduate Lindsay Sceats, MD (surgery resident) and Pegasus Physician Writer Jessica Gold, MD (psychiatry resident) won Arnold P. Gold Foundation Awards for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching.
--Stars of Stanford Medicine: Poetry lover and aspiring physician-scientist
--"The Still Point" — A performance inspired by pain and love
This post chronicles a recent interactive performance on campus featuring music, art, storytelling and sound painting. Performers included Benjamin Robison, a medical student, and Matthew Wetschler, who is on leave from his residency in emergency medicine.
--What it is truly like for women doctors: A Stanford resident shares stories of gender in medicine
This blog post highlights a recent Huffington Post piece in which Jessica Gold, Pegasus physician writer and resident in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, introduces a new series of essays addressing sexism in medicine.
--Sand and waves: A Stanford physician reflects on her heritage
In this post, Medicine & the Muse affiliated faculty member Diana Farid, a clinical instructor of medicine, reflects on her heritage and how that shaped her journey into medicine.
--Annual Medicine & the Muse showcase spotlights Parkinson’s dance program
This year’s Medicine & the Muse event featured a talk and demonstration from David Leventhal, program director of Dance for PD, an international dance program that helps people with Parkinson’s disease remain active and in touch with their bodies. The annual event also featured performances from medical students including Alice Li, Arunima Kohli, and Sheun Aluko.
--The Poetic Intimacy Of Administering Anesthesia
Congratulations to Audrey Shafer (Director, Medicine and the Muse) on having her poem featured on NPR! Please visit the link above to read/hear Audrey's poem.
--Video game synced with anesthesia administration eases surgery stress for kids
This scopeblog features Medicine and the Muse affiliated faculty and vice-chair of the School of Medicine Art Committee Dr. Sam Rodriguez as well as Dr. Tom Caruso.
--Bringing innovative education to emergency medicine: A Q&A with a doctor/filmmaker
In this Q&A, Henry Curtis, clinical instructor of emergency medicine, discusses EMED 228: Emergency Video Production, a class that teaches students how to impact emergency care through filmmaking and simulation games.
--Teens use photography to depict journeys through chronic pain
This blog post highlights a story from the current issue of Stanford Medicine magazine about children with chronic pain who use photography to convey their experiences to their families and doctors.
--Stanford Medicine students and faculty share immigration stories
In response to the uncertainty surrounding immigration policies in the U.S., medical students and faculty members gathered together to share their stories and performances at an open mic event last week (sponsored by Medicine & the Muse). Dean Lloyd Minor; Jonathan Tijerina, a medical student who organized the event; Viet Nguyen, clinical assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences; Lisa Zhang, a medical student; and Diana Farid, clinical instructor of medicine, are referenced here.
--“You never know what you can learn when treating a rash”: A med student on storytelling
In the winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine, medical student Ruth Marks writes about her experience offering advice to her grandmother about a rash and about her interest in storytelling. The article is highlighted in this post.
--Parkinson’s patients find a new rhythm
This blog post highlights a story and accompanying video in the winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine about Dance for PD, an international dance program that helps people with Parkinson’s disease remain active and in touch with their bodies. Helen Bronte-Stewart, who brought the program to Stanford, is the John E. Cahill Family Professor, professor of neurology and neurological sciences, and director of the Stanford Movement Disorders Center.
--“It renewed my energy”: A look at medical students using art to contribute to medicine
This post highlights an article in the winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine about medical students who use art to heal others and channel their creative energies. The article references Audrey Shafer, professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine and founder and director of Stanford's Medicine and the Muse program; Nick Love, medical student; Amrapali Maitra, medical student; Ben Robison, medical student; Matthew Wetschler, resident in emergency medicine; and Michael Nedelman, medical student.
--Stanford doctor urges the medical humanities are a "must-have"
This blog post highlights a first-person piece in the winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine, in which anesthesiologist and poet Audrey Shafer argues that the medical humanities are a necessary discipline of modern medicine. Shafer is a professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine and founder and director of Stanford's Medicine and the Muse program.
02/21/17, Stanford Medicine press release
--Stanford Medicine magazine looks at what arts, humanities bring to medicine
The winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine, which focuses on arts and humanities in medicine, is now available. The magazine features an article on Dance for PD, a program that offers dance classes to people with Parkinson’s disease. It also includes an essay by Audrey Shafer, professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, on including arts and humanities in medical education, and a Q&A with a world-class photographer with a medical degree.
We are honored to share the news that the Medicine & the Muse program is the cover story of the Winter 2017 Stanford Medicine Magazine. The magazine features an essay from Dr. Audrey Shafer, founder and leader of the Medicine & the Muse program.
--Stanford Medicine’s Open Mic: Using music and art to express the human connection
This post by Jacqueline Genovese highlights Stanford School of Medicine’s second Open Mic night that took place earlier this month. Matias Bruzoni, assistant professor of surgery; Shay Aluko, second-year medical student; Kathryn Wu, MD-PhD student; Ryan Brewster, first-year medical student; Andrea Garofalo, first-year medical student; and Jacob Blythe, second-year medical student, are referenced here.
01/31/17, Huffington Post
--The Imperfect Healer
In her latest piece for Huffington Post, Jessi Gold, third year psychiatry resident at Stanford, writes about practicing psychiatry when you are not "completely present" yourself.
--Making the case for medical school
In this piece, MD/MBA student Akhilesh Pathipati argues that the field of medicine "continues to be an excellent choice" for students.
12/15/16, Fresh Air (NPR)
--‘Drug Dealer, M.D.’: Misunderstandings and good intentions fueled opioid epidemic
In, "Drug Dealer, MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop," Anna Lembke (Pegasus Physician writer), assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, explores factors that contributed to the opioid epidemic. She discusses opioids, her work with addicts and her new book in this segment.
--Stanford med students hone their storytelling skills under the stars
This piece highlights the first storytelling camping retreat for medical students sponsored by the Medicine and the Muse program at Stanford. Audrey Shafer, professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System and director of Stanford’s Medicine & the Muse Program, is mentioned here.
--Stanford medical student illustrates mnemonics
In this Q&A, second-year medical student Nick Love (BEMH Medscholar) discusses a set of illustrated mnemonics he has created to give students a more entertaining way to memorize anatomy. Audrey Shafer, professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System and director of Stanford’s Medicine & the Muse Program, and Sam Rodriguez, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, are referenced here.
--Physician-writers reflect on uncertainty in medicine
"I don’t know: Uncertainty in medicine,” was the theme of this year's Stanford’s Pegasus Physician Writers reader’s forum held last month. Session moderator Ali Tahvildari, with the Department of Radiology; Jessica Gold, clinical instructor of pediatrics; and medical resident Matt Stevenson, are quoted in this post by Jacqueline Genovese (Assistant Director, Medicine and the Muse)
Congratulations to Dr. Lucy Kalanithi on winning the inaugural Consano Ripples of Hope Award! Dr. Ward Trueblood (Pegasus Physician member) is featured in the tribute video.
09/14/16, ABC News
--Parkinson's patients take to the dance floor
ABC News San Francisco profiled the new dance studio and program at Stanford's Neuroscience Health Center where Parkinson's patients work with professional dancer Damara Vita Ganley. The program called Dance for PD is run by Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart (Medicine & the Muse affiliated faculty member), who directs the Stanford Movement Disorders Center.
Congratulations to Abraham Verghese, MD (professor of medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine, critically acclaimed author, and Medicine and the Muse affiliated faculty member) will be awarded a National Humanities Medal. He will be honored at a White House ceremony for helping to deepen the nation’s understanding of the human experience.
Stanford Medicine News article
NBC News article
The American Bazaar article
Congratulations to Christine Jette, MD for the publication of her piece, Death Without Dignity, in California Society of Anesthesiologists Online First blog.
Jessi Gold (Pegasus Physician member) won 1st place in the first annual Psychiatric Times writer's contest with her piece, The Mirror!
Congratulations to Jason Nagata (Med Writers Workshop participant) on the publication of "Until Death Do Us Part" in the Journal of Palliative Medicine!
08/09/16, Inside Stanford Medicine
--Video about neurosurgeon facing death nominated for Emmy
A documentary about the late neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s perception of time while living with cancer has been nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award; the video was produced by Mark Hanlon, video director for the School of Medicine.
--Ingenious: Jonathan Berger
Kevin Berger interviews Jonathan Berger, The Denning Family Provostial Professor in the Department of Music and Medicine & the Muse affiliated faculty member.
Congratulations to Mark Hanlon, video director for the medical school’s Office of Communication & Public Affairs, on his recent Emmy nomination in the documentary category for his film, A Strange Relativity, accompanying Paul Kalanithi’s article, Before I Go.
07/07/16, STAT News
--Medical school hasn’t changed much in a century. Here are 5 ways to fix that
In this post, third-year medical student Akhilesh Pathipati discusses medical school reforms for the 21st century.
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.
Dr. Anya Griffin's photovoice project, Picturing Pain, (funded by Medicine and the Muse grant) was featured in the Spring 2016 Anesthesia Gas Pipeline.
Click HERE to read about the 4th Annual Arts and Anesthesia Soiree, organized by Audrey Shafer.
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.
Congratulations to Audrey Shafer on the recent publication of her poem, "Memorial Day", in JAMA! Her poem is a tribute to VA patients - and inspired by perioperative medicine rounds and a painting, 1946 by Christopher Brown.
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.
--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.
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!
--The art of observation – and how it benefits clinicians and non-clinicians alike
This post highlights the medical school’s Art Observation and Clinical Skills class led by Audrey Shafer, professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System and director of Stanford’s Medicine & the Muse Program, and Sam Rodriguez, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine.
Check out Writer-in-Residence Laurel Braitman's press release contribution to this week’s story on This American Life. Actor Michael Chernus read the press release on the death of one of America’s most notorious outlaws.
--Using arts and communication to help physicians improve health, avoid suicide
Programs that offer support to physicians, including creative outlets in the arts, peer support groups and programs in writing and communication, can help provide life balance and practical tools to counteract the stresses and demands of today’s medical practice, Jonathan Berek, and medical humanities scholar Jacqueline Genovese write in the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Berek, a professor and chair of gynecology and obstetrics and the director of the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, and Genovese are quoted in this blog post.
--The quietest thing: A reflection on loss
This Stanford Medicine Unplugged post features a poem on loss by Amrapali Maitra, a sixth-year MD/PhD student and Medicine & the Muse steering committee member.
--Ten surprising things that Stanford med students do
This Stanford Medicine Unplugged post from medical student Natalia Birgisson highlights 10 activities that School of Medicine students pursue outside the classroom.
Nightline featured the work of Medicine and the Muse's Writer in Residence, Laurel Braitman, PhD, in a recent story about dogs and psychiatric medications.
Former Pegasus Physician Writer, Dr. Sunita Puri, published one of her creative nonfiction essays reflecting on end-of-life care in the United States in the New York Times in January 2016!
These pieces praise the book written by the late neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi as he was dying from cancer. The book's introduction is written by Abraham Verghese, the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor and professor of medicine.
01/06/16 New York Times
01/08/16 Washington Post
01/10/16 USA Today
11/20/15, Stanford Medicine News
--Musician-turned-scientist develops drug for inflammatory bowel disease
This article features Julie Saiki, who served on the Medicine and the Muse steering committee.
--“Dear Future Doctor, here’s a few things you’ll need to know”: Med students release parody video
Dear Future Doctor is the first-ever musical parody produced by Stanford medical students; the video aims to teach a lesson on what future doctors should not become. Students Gun Ho Lee and Joshua Wortzel are quoted in this blog post.
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.
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.
Residential Program Nurse for TRP, HVRP, First Step
Producer, Writer, Director
Project: Post-Production of the documentary film “Visions of Warriors”
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.”
Stanford Department of Medicine News, 11/04/15
--Tapping Into the Left Side of the Brain
The Department of Medicine posted a story about Lauren Edwards' narrative medicine group for internal medicine residents (which was funded by Stanford Medicine & the Muse).
--Anna Deavere Smith explores “crossing the line” of being sick and dying
At the recent Jonathan J. King Lecture series at Stanford, playwright, actress and professor Anna Deavere Smith gave a presentation that examined the “human story of health care.
Stanford News, 10/06/15
--Stanford military affiliates participate in swim challenge
This article highlights the “War Literature and Writing” class taught by Jacqueline Genovese, assistant director of the Stanford Medicine and the Muse Program.
--Medical students and physicians share their writings on “becoming a real doctor”
Stanford medical students and physicians shared their writings on "becoming a real doctor" at the recent Medicine and the Muse event. Med students Raymond Deng and Lauren Pishcel are quoted in this blog entry.
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Nagata, Stanford Pediatrics resident and former Medicine & the Muse Writing Workshop participant, on the recent publication of his essay "The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Child" in JAMA Pediatrics! Jason was also featured in SCOPE Blog.
Dr. Charlotte Jacobs, a member of Stanford’s Pegasus Physician Writers (please add link here for Pegasus) signs copies of her book Jonas Salk: A Life, at the Stanford Bookstore. To read a Q&A with Dr. Jacobs, click here
- Read about the recent "Medicine Around the World: Healing from a Global Perspective" event held on July 9, 2015, 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.
Read about how Medical Humanities scholarly concentration student, Michael Nedelman, produced a film about access to health care following the 2013 typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. He discusses his work in this Q&A in this Scopeblog.
Congratulations to Charlotte Jacobs on the release of Jonas Salk: A Life. Check out her interview on NPR here.
- Stanford Storytellers: Medical students write a children’s book to comfort and educate. Read more about the most shared and most popular story on Stanford Medicine Scopeblog here.
- Read about Dr. Irvin Yalom in this interview on the Huffington Post.
- Read about our talented medical students and Dr. Perri Klass at this year’s Medicine & the Muse Symposium, themed “Triumph and Transformation” in this Scope blog.
We are deeply saddened to report that Larry Zaroff, MD, PhD passed away on April 20, 2015 at age 83. Larry was an original member of our Steering Committee and most recently a member of our Affiliated Faculty. Larry dedicated himself to teaching medical humanities and advocated for opportunities for students to pursue studies in medical humanities at Stanford for over 15 years. He was a key person in the development of medical humanities at Stanford, including a visiting professor fellowship project. He taught the core medical humanities course for Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities scholarly concentration medical students, The Human Condition, and mentored medical students in creative writing medical scholars projects. Larry was devoted to teaching undergraduates, and his courses in literature and medicine and other areas of medical humanities were always popular in the Human Biology Program. He cared deeply for each student’s wellbeing. He was a most beloved teacher.
Congratulations to Zahra Sayyid, Michael Nedelman, Karen Hong, Afaaf Shakir, and Emma Steinkellner on their children's book, Stanford Storytellers, scheduled for release this summer!
Written by a group of Stanford medical students and illustrated by undergraduate Emma Steinkellner, this book shows a young girl’s fantastical reimagining of the hospital as she looks for her teddy bear. As she becomes more familiar with the medicines and machines around her, she begins to understand that the hospital is a place for her to get better. But will her teddy bear feel the same way?
Read about a recent performance co-sponsored by Stanford's Medicine & the Muse Program exploring the theme of war through poetry and dance in this Scope blog.
Stanford medical student and BEMH concentrator Michael Nedelman has been selected as the 2015-2016 Stanford–ABC News Global Health Media Fellow. Launched by the Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH), the Fellowship emphasizes the production and impact of global health reporting in a variety of media platforms. During the upcoming year, Michael will train at the World Health Organization in New Delhi, the Stanford Graduate Program in Journalism, and ABC News in New York City.
Congratulations to Michael Nedelman on being chosen from a national field of applicants for this highly competitive fellowship.
Read MD/PhD student Amrapali Maitra's blog post about After the rain: Experiencing illness as a medical student and granddaughter in Scope blog.
- Susan Edelman, psychiatrist and member of Pegasus Physician Writers, has been awarded the 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Award Grand Prize Winner and 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award Winner in Relationships for her book, Be Your Own Brand of Sexy.
- Read about the how ballet promotes healing for ex-Marine, Roman Baca in this article on SFgate.com.
- Read in Inside Stanford Medicine about our April events encompassing dance, poetry and anatomy of an opera singer!
Congratulations to Genna Braverman, Bioethics and Medical Humanities concentrator, on her recent recognition for research in medical communication! Stanford medical student Genna Braverman won "best poster" at a recent meeting for her work examining communication challenges medical students encountered.
Announcing the winner of the 2015 first annual Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award: Maya Kasowski, PhD, MS3
Runner up: Ashley Pin-Yi Geo
Please click here for Maya and Ashley's winning stories.
Congratulations to Pegasus Physician Writers co-founder Dr. Irv Yalom, on the publication of his story in the Sunday New York Times!
One of our Biomedical Ethics and Humanities academic courses, Art Observation Skills, was mentioned in this New York Times article. The course was developed by Drs. Audrey Shafer and Sam Rodriguez, medical student Genna Braverman and art history doctoral student Yinshi Lerman-Tan and is being offered this spring.
See quote below from Connie Wolf, the director of the Cantor.
“Although no exhibitions of the Warhol material at Stanford are scheduled until 2017, the contact sheets will be used this spring, along with images by the 19th century English photography pioneer Eadweard Muybridge, in a class at the Stanford University School of Medicine aimed at enhancing the clinical skills of medical students through analysis of art.” Ted Loos, “For Warhol, ’15 Brings More Fame, NYT Jan 4, 2015.
- Read MD/PhD anthropology student, Amrapali Maitra’s blog post about Rituals of the body – honoring the loss of bodily wholeness in medicine in SCOPE Blog.
- Stanford Medicine Music Network Members played at the School of Medicine Art Exhibit Reception, featuring the work of artist.
Sara Johansen, MS1
James Tobin '13, '15
At the Oct. 21st Jonathan King Lecture, Paul Kalanithi, MD, who completed his neurosurgery residency at Stanford, discussed the importance of writing as a physician and patient. Dr. Kalanithi wrote about his experience as a patient diagnosed with lung cancer in the New York Times. Dr. Kalanithi is working on a book about his experience.
Five medical humanities presentations from the Stanford program were featured at the 2014 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities annual conference: Kendall Madden, MS, ecosystem and metaphors of the body (a BEMH medical scholars research project); Shaili Jain, MD, ethical issues for physician writers; Jacqueline Genovese, MA, literature and medicine programs for veterans; Alvan Ikoku, MD, PhD, global health ethics and fiction; and Audrey Shafer, MD, poetry and anesthesia. Additionally, medical student Deborah Fretwell presented her BEMH medical scholars research project on issues of high tech resources and patient narrative at the 2014 national meeting of the Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education.
Kendall Madden, MS, with her poster
- Congratulations to Shaili Jain, M.D whose research work and interview with Paul Costello were recently covered in Inside Stanford Magazine.
- Congratulations to BEMH graduate Casey Means, MD on the publication of her poem C-section in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
- Medicine & the Muse 2013 Student Committee Member Hamsika Chandrasekar writes in SCOPE Blog about taking time out from a busy life to do what you love.
The recent Pegasus Physician Writer’s Forum was reported on in SCOPE Blog. Dr. James Lock, a member of Pegasus Physician Writers and the first School of Medicine faculty member to be named a Stanford Humanities Center Fellow is interviewed on this podcast about his work with teenage children with anorexia. Parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia, according to the largest randomized trial comparing two family-based treatments for the eating disorder. During this 1:2:1 podcast, James Lock, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Clinic at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, discusses the study with Paul Costello, the medical school's chief communications officer.
Congratulations to Rick Novak, MD, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, whose book, The Doctor & Mr. Dylan, was recently published.
- The medical humanities and the arts calls attention to the importance of the human connection in our health care system. The importance of this connection is described eloquently by Tim Engberg, vice president of ambulatory care at Stanford Health Care in this video about his experience as a patient at Stanford.
- Medical student and Stanford Medicine Music Network member Sara Johansen will be playing violin at Party on the Edge in the Anderson Gallery on Oct. 2nd at 9:30 p.m. Congratulations Sara!
Dr.Bryan Bohman leads Stanford’s WellMD committee, which focuses on promoting physician, resident and medical student wellness.
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Nagata, a recent Writer’s Workshop participant, whose article The Patient Rotation, was recently published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Join us in congratulating Khaled Hosseini, MD, last year’s Medicine & the Muse Key Note Speaker, on winning the prestigious Steinbeck Award. Congratulations Khaled!
- Pegasus Physician Writer Sunita Puri’s recent essay Extraordinary was published in this month's JAMA. JAMA. 2014;312(8):793-794.
- The Revolutionary Optimists has been nominated for a National Emmy Award in News and Documentary Long Form.
- Medical student Michael Nedelman and his documentary project “Camouflage Closet” are in thisSCOPE Blog
- The Pegasus Physician Writer’s Forum “I Am Afraid I Have Bad News: Death and Dying in Medicine,” is featured in today’s School of Medicine SCOPE Blog
- Congratulations to Medicine & Muse Program affiliated faculty member Susan McConnell, who was recently named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor.
- Medicine and Muse Program Steering Committee member Dr. Alvan Ikoku research on literature and transnational medicine was featured in the Stanford Report.
- Congratulations to Michael Nedelman, a BEMH concentrator, whose poster recently won second prize in the Art of Science competition sponsored by the School of Engineering, In addition, Michael’s documentary, Camouflage Closet, which will be shown today at 5:30 p.m. in LKSC, was featured in the Boise Weekly.
Congratulations to Jasmina Bojic, Stanford Lecturer and Founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival. Jasmina was awarded UNESCO’s Fellini Medal in recognition of her exceptional contribution in promoting the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the art of documentary film.
- Congratulations to Medicine and the Muse Steering Committee Members Pin Yi Ko and Anjana Bala. After graduation from Stanford School of Medicine, Pin Yi will be entering internship and residency in pediatric neurology at the University of Washington. Anjana Bala, a Human Biology major, and after graduation will be moving to London to purse a master’s degree in medical anthropology at University College London.
- Read about medical student and BEMH concentrator Natalia Birgisson's blog post, Introduction to the ICU: My grandfather's passing gift in Scope Blog.
Congratulations to Pegasus Physician Writers member Dr. Jim Lock, who was awarded the Ellen Andrews Write Fellowship by the Stanford Humanities Center. His project will be reconsidering Michel Foucault's critique of psychiatry in the age of the brain and neuropsychiatry.
- Read Dean Minor’s article in the Stanford Daily about the importance of humanities and medicine
- On April 17th, Dr. James Chang will present: Inside Rodin's Hands: Teaching Surgery Through Art and Art Anatomy at 6:30 p.m. in the Cantor Arts Center. Watch a video about Dr. Chang's work here
The Sacramento Bee published an op-ed by medical student Akhilesh Pathipati on rethinking preventive health care
Read AHMP Steering Committee Member Dr. Shaili Jain's blog post about House of Cards' Frank Underwood: A Textbook Case of Antisocial Personality Disorder
Read about comedian Tig Notaro's recent appearance at Stanford, where she talked about how comedy helped her deal with a breast cancer diagnosis.
- Read about the Recombinations Seminar "Literature and Medicine at the End of Life" in the School of Medicine ScopeBlog (scroll down).
- Hamsika Chandrasekar is a member of the Medicine and the Muse 2014
committee and in the Creative Writing for Medical Students course. Her recent blog post, "The Top Reasons I am Glad to be in Medical School," was the most popular and shared story on the School of Medicine Scopeblog.
AHMP Affiliated Faculty Member and upcoming Recombinations speaker Dr. James Chang is featured with a new Cantor Art Museum Exhibit, Rodin's Hands.
AHMP Steering Committee member Dr. Shaili Jain commented on the 60 Minutes News Program on Mental Health in her Public Library of Science Blog.
- Diagnosing the human condition: Stanford medical students add art, music and literature to studies
- Dr. Paul Kalanithi, Chief resident in Neurological Surgery, wrote a column that appeared in the
New York Times called, "How Long Have I Got Left?"
- Medical student and BEMH concentrator Kendall Madden’s poem Inside the Hospital is published in Pulse: Voices from the heart of medicine
- Medical Students Reflect on the Importance of Story, Blog About Their Experiences
AHMP Affiliated Faculty member Professor Tanya Luhrmann wins the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in Religion from the University of Louisville for her book When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God.
The Sacramento Bee published an op-ed by medical student Akhilesh Pathipati on why healthcare spending is so high.
Congratulations to medical student and BEMH concentrator Aarti Sharma on the publication of her book, Diabulimia: Towards Understanding, Recognition, and Healing. Aarti is also co-editor-in-chief of the medical student journal H&P.
Visit the new art exhibit on the walls of floors 1 and 3 of LKSC featuring art by Stanford faculty: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2013/november/art-1118.html
Stanford medical school doctors explore the human condition through creative writing.
The latest book of 2012 Medicine and the Muse Keynote Speaker, Sheri Fink, MD PhD Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital is published to critical acclaim and is a NYT bestseller.
- Congratulations to Pria Anand, SMS IV and BEMH concentrator, on the publication of her short story “Commotio Cordis” in Bellevue Literary Review. 2013: 22-30.
- My First Patient by Casey Means, Stanford medical student and BEMH concentrator, is published by The Intima. Congratulations Casey!
The Arts, Humanities and Medicine Program welcomes Jacqueline Genovese, MA, as Assistant Director. Jacqueline holds a masters degree in medical humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch and a bachelor’s degree in history from College of William and Mary. She has two decades of administrative university experience in communications, development and media relations.
- Anand, Pria. Rooftops. Flash: The International Short Short Story Magazine 6(1):33-4, 2013
- Ladd JM, Karkazis K, Magnus D. Parental refusal of vaccination and transplantation listing decisions: A nationwide survey. Pediatr Transplant 17(3):244-50, 2013.
- Leng, Jody. An Anesthesia Resident’s Prayer. Anesthesiology 119:483, 2013.
- Amrapali Maitra (MD and PhD candidate, BEMH student) wins the Bernard J. Siegel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Written Expression by a Ph.D. Student in Cultural and Social Anthropology
- Congratulations to Michael Nedelman, SMS I on the spectacular premiere of his film The Camouflage Closet June 5, 2013, in San Francisco! A packed house, and an amazing creative work which included LGBT veterans, filmmaking, music and a moving introduction by Heliana Ramirez, LISW.
- Medical student Katie Miller and SCBE Senior Research Scholar Katrina Karkazis publish their work on health practices and attitudes in a polygamist society in the Journal of Religion and Health: Miller AC, Karkazis K. Health beliefs and practices in an isolated polygamist community of Southern Utah. J Relig Health. 2013 Jun;52(2): 597-609.
- Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu EdD, Consulting Professor, School of Medicine, has published a new book with Richard Katz: Synergy, Healing, and Empowerment: Insights from Cultural Diversity
- Arts, Humanities & Medicine Steering Committee member Dr. Shaili Jain is featured in the NYT in an article, The Sounds of a Mystery, about the Music & the Brain: Hearing Voices Symposium
- Medical student and BEMH concentrator Woody Chang’s article “Fit to Print? Media Accounts of Unproven Medical Treatments Across Time” is published in AJOB Primary Research, 2013
Sowing the seeds of change: Medical students pen book on leadership, action and social innovation Medical students pen book on leadership and action to guide young adults through the process of effecting positive, sustainable change in their communities. In this Q&A on the medical school's blog, author and Stanford medical student Jennifer Przybylo discusses the book.
- Medical student Bonnie Chien explores dance, music and the spoken word around the theme of synesthesia in a Bing Concert Hall event featuring The Chocolate Heads Movement Band, directed by Aleta Hayes.
- Stanford nurse motivates staff and patients with her white board drawings.
The Stanford Arts Institute launches Arts Timeline, including the Arts, Humanities and Medicine Program.