The Humanities in Medicine Collection Committee also sponsors
a series of events and programs annually to promote the
collection, with the goal of demonstrating the value of the
humanities in healthcare.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010:
The Writer as Doctor: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Production of Medical Discourse, talk and book signing by Martha Cutter, PhD, Assoc. Professor of English and African American Studies, UConn, author of Unruly Tongue: Identity and Voice in
American Women's Writing, 1850-1930; and The Doctor as Writer, a talk by Susan Makowski, MD, Palliative Care Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Division, UMass Memorial. Co-sponsored by the Office of Medical History and Archives. Reception
and Symposium, Library's Rare Book Room, 5:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010:
Medicine in Translation, talk and book signing by Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, NYU School of Medicine, Editor-in-Chief, Bellevue Literary Review, author of Medicine in Translation: Journeys with my Patients. Library's Rare Book Room, 5:00 pm.
Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010: From the Barnyard to the Classics: Paths to Knowing our Patients, talk and book signing by Penny Armstrong, CNM, MSN, University of New England College of Osteopathic
Medicine. Library's Rare Book Room, 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011: A talk and book signing by Jay M. Baruch, MD, Brown University, Emergency Medicine, Director: Ethics Curriculum, author of Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other
Strangers. Library's Rare Book Room, 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011: Oliver Wendell Holmes: Physician and Man of Letters, talk and book signing by Scott Harris Podolsky, MD, Harvard University, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Social Medicine,
Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Medical Library.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Medical History and Archives. Library's Rare Book Room, 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011: The Seventh Annual Gerald F. Berlin Awards for Creative Writing Ceremony and Reading, honoring the UMMS winners of the creative writing contest. Co-sponsored by the Office
of Student Affairs and the Office of Medical Education.
Medical Humanities Book Discussion Groups
Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care - Monthly sessions
January-June, limited registration. Applicant deadline for 2010 is December 18, 2009.
To register, see the full announcement, including a link to the syllabus.
Contact: Sherly Jean-Bart
"Meet the Author" Discussions, Book Signings & Literary Readings
Scheduled year-round, and have included such authors as:
Richard Berlin, Perri Klass, Aaron Lazare, and Ellen More.
For current schedule, contact: Harvey Fenigsohn
Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing Contest & Award Ceremony
The Gerald F. Berlin Prize is awarded for an essay, a poem or series of poems,
or a work of short fiction. The annual contest is open to UMass medical students, residents,
and fellows affiliated with UMass Memorial, Berkshire Medical Center and Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent Hospital.
Richard Berlin is a poet and
psychiatrist in private practice in Lenox, MA, and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical
School's Berkshire campus in Pittsfield. For additional information about the Berlin Awards and to read previous winning submissions
visit Dr. Berlin's website at http://www.richardmberlin.com/creative.html.
Annual entry deadline: March 1.
Contact: Mai-Lan Rogoff