University of Nebraska Medical Center

Health Humanities

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Join us in making an impact on the health and wellness of students, faculty, staff and the populations that we care for.

The Health Humanities Interest Group is a forum for faculty and staff interested in humanities related activities at UNMC and UNO. A primary focus of the group is collaboration to improve the health and wellness of students, faculty, staff and the community.

Members of the group may collaborate in various areas based on interest. Potential topics include:

  • Examining and evaluating curricular activities
  • Developing curricular or co-curricular activities
  • Using ENGAGE to share campus activities
  • Developing activities for staff/faculty

The group will offer opportunities to network and collaborate on areas of interest to support health humanities and the development of the future Ted Kooser Health Humanities Center, located on the UNO campus.

If you are interested in joining the group, please email the Academy for more information.


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Catherine Medici-Thiemann, PhD — Co-Chair
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

Erin Torell

Erin J. Torell — Co-Chair
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Journal Submissions

Academic Medicine
Categories: Medicine and the Arts; Teaching and Learning Moments

American Journal of Kidney Disease
Category: In a Few Words

Annals of Internal Medicine
Categories: Perspective; On Being a Doctor; On Being a Patient

American Journal of Psychiatry
Category: Introspections

The BMJ 
Categories: Personal Views; Fillers

Categories: Humanities; Salon

Categories: A Piece of My Mind; Poetry and Medicine

JAMA Pediatrics
Category: On My Mind

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Category: Old Lives Tales

Journal of Palliative Medicine
Category: Preparation of a Personal Reflection

Category: A Journal of Narrative Medicine

The Examined Life Journal
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Journal Submissions for Residents/Trainees

Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine
Accepts poems, prose, and visual media submissions

Hope Babette Tang Humanism Healthcare Essay Contest
Sponsored by the Gold Foundation