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Humanities in Medicine

About Humanities in Medicine

Humanities in Medicine, founded at the inception of the college, is a charter department in the College of Medicine.

The mission of the Department of Humanities in Medicine is to apply the humanities to the human condition through education, research and service.

In the process, we will enhance/instill respect for history, traditions and diverse heritage of our patients and fellow professionals. We will do this by focusing on these core set of attributes:

  • Ethics
  • Altruism
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Responsibility and Accountability
  • Caring
  • Compassion
  • Communication
  • Excellence in Scholarship
  • Respect

Faculty

Patricia Watson, MD, Head
Department of Humanities & Instructional Assistant Professor

Mark Sicilio, MD, Vice Head
Assistant Professor

Craig Borchardt, PhD
Assistant Professor

Rania Cannaday, MD,
Assistant Dean Academic Affairs

Michael Dewsnap, PhD
Instructional Assistant Professor

Nancy W. Dickey, MD,
Joint Professor

Jose Florez Arango, MD, PhD
Instructional Assistant Professor

Heidy B. Frias Ferreira
Instructional Assistant Professor

Barbara Gastel, MD
Joint Professor

Marcy Halterman-Cox, MPH, JD, DC,
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dianne Kraft, PhD,
Instructional Assistant Professor

Gül Russell, PhD
Professor

Michael Schwartz, MD,
Joint Professor

Karen Wakefield, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor