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Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine is dedicated to advancing humanism in medicine and society.

Its mission is translational. Unlike humanities departments at liberal arts colleges and comprehensive universities, which focus on the foundational role of the humanities in general education and the training of disciplinary undergraduate and graduate students, Humanities at the College of Medicine applies humanistic methods and knowledge to the education of medical students and residents and to research projects in medicine and the biomedical sciences.

The department is known for its innovative scholarship on graphic medicine, end-of-life care, child-abuse education, medical controversies in the public sphere, Alzheimer’s care, nursing and nurse relationships, institutional betrayal and medical student professional identity formation.

Its faculty have expertise in literary study, cultural theory, clinical and research ethics, psychology, anthropology, nursing, creative writing, law and women’s studies.

Humanities is the institutional home for the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Research Consultation Service at the College of Medicine, as well as the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and Center Stage Arts in Health.

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    Michael Freeman, MD, MA

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    Daniel George, MSc, PhD

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    Carol Gnatuk, MSEd, MD

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    Research Output

    Dupuytren Disease Management Trends: A Survey of Hand Surgeons

    Carr, L., Michelotti, B., Brgoch, M., Hauck, R. & Ingraham, J., Jan 1 2020, In : Hand. 15, 1, p. 97-102 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Evolving public views on the value of one’s DNA and expectations for genomic database governance: Results from a national survey

    Briscoe, F., Ajunwa, I., Gaddis, A. & McCormick, J., Jan 1 2020, In : PloS one. 15, 3, e0229044.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Generalizing findings from a randomized controlled trial to a real-world study of the iLookOut, an online education program to improve early childhood care and education providers' knowledge and attitudes about reporting child maltreatment

    Yang, C., Panlilio, C., Verdiglione, N., Lehman, E. B., Hamm, R. M., Fiene, R., Dore, S., Bard, D. E., Grable, B. & Levi, B., Jan 1 2020, In : PloS one. 15, 1, e0227398.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • H1N1 vaccination and health beliefs in a rural community in the Southeastern United States: lessons learned

    Hausman, B. L., Lawrence, H. Y., Marmagas, S. W., Fortenberry, L. & Dannenberg, C. J., Mar 14 2020, In : Critical Public Health. 30, 2, p. 245-251 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Investigating structural inequities in the culture of medicine

    Volpe, R. L. & Hopkins, M., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical education.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  • Patients’ views on variants of uncertain significance across indications

    Clift, K., Macklin, S., Halverson, C., McCormick, J. B., Abu Dabrh, A. M. & Hines, S., Apr 1 2020, In : Journal of Community Genetics. 11, 2, p. 139-145 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Primary lateral sclerosis: Consensus diagnostic criteria

    Turner, M. R., Barohn, R. J., Corcia, P., Fink, J. K., Harms, M. B., Kiernan, M. C., Ravits, J., Silani, V., Simmons, Z., Statland, J., Van Den Berg, L. H. & Mitsumoto, H., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Selection design phase II trial of high dosages of tamoxifen and creatine in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Babu, S., Macklin, E. A., Jackson, K. E., Simpson, E., Mahoney, K., Yu, H., Walker, J., Simmons, Z., David, W. S., Barkhaus, P. E., Simionescu, L., Dimachkie, M. M., Pestronk, A., Salameh, J. S., Weiss, M. D., Brooks, B. R., Schoenfeld, D., Shefner, J., Aggarwal, S., Cudkowicz, M. E. & 1 others, Atassi, N., Jan 2 2020, In : Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration. 21, 1-2, p. 15-23 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    The Facilitator Instrument for Team-Based Learning (FIT)

    Levine, R. E., Hsieh, P., Kelly, P. A., Carchedi, L., Gibson, J., Haidet, P., Koles, P., Pershern, L., Schatte, D., Talley, B., Wolf, D. & Thompson, B., Jan 1 2020, In : Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 32, 1, p. 82-90 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • What We Can Learn From Failure: An EHR-Based Child Protection Alert System

    Krawiec, C., Gerard, S., Iriana, S., Berger, R. & Levi, B., Feb 1 2020, In : Child Maltreatment. 25, 1, p. 61-69 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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