What's New

July 2018

Center faculty Tom Curran and Rob Olick were interviewed on WRVO's HealthLink on Air and discussed the importance of not only choosing your health care proxy--but also doing so carefully. Listen to the segment here.


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July 2017

Center faculty Tom Curran and Rob Olick were interviewed on WRVO's HealthLink on Air and dicussed helping solve family disagreements over end of life issues.  Listen to the segment here.  

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May 2017

Students from the Center's Physician & Social Responsibility electives were recognized by a NY State Department of Health official for their project.  Called "1 in 5," their project invited graduating students to take a pledge to accept Medicaid patients wherever they end up practicing.


More information and the pledge can be found here: http://www.upstate.edu/news/article.php?title=10753

The Healing Muse Volume 16 Launch Celebration

October 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Medical Alumni Auditorium (Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse)

Launch Flyer

Meet the Writers and Artists

Refreshments will be served

Copies will be available for purchase!  

Reading at Wells College

October 27, 7:00pm, Macmillian Hall, Aurora, NY

Wells College Reading

Free and open to the public!

Readings from the following authors who will appear in Volume 16 of The Healing Muse:

  • Bruce Bennett
  • Bob Daly
  • Pam Freeman
  • Mary Gardner
  • Laura Glenn
  • Kathleen Kramer
  • Eric v.d. Luft
  • Joyce Holmes McAllister
  • Kaye Newbury
  • Tori Russell
  • Andrew Schep
  • Judith Trice
  • Emily Weston

32nd Annual Bruce Dearing Writing Awards Ceremony

April 25th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Medical Alumni Auditorium



Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

April 9th

Thanks to Muse contributor and poet Theresa Wyatt, The Healing Muse will be represented at the 10th Annual Buffalo Small Press Book FairExternal Icon Saturday April 9 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library. Stop by and say hello if you are in the area.

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

The Healing Muse

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The fifteenth volume of The Healing Muse, SUNY Upstate's journal of literary and visual arts published annually by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is now available for sale. We provide a forum for artistic approaches to the body, illness, and medicine by publishing the voices and perspectives of people with illness and disability, health care practitioners, and caregivers.

We accept submissions of creative work (fiction, narratives, essays, poems, visual art) from September 1 to May 1 each year; the journal is published in October. Submission and order information is available at thehealingmuse.org.

29th Annual Bruce Dearing Writing Award Winners

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Back row: James Knoll, IV, MD, Brielle Stanton, MSII,
Travis Quinn, MSII, Katherine Robinson
Front row: Pam Freeman, Jordana Gilman, MSI, Kaitlin Kyi, MSII

Not present: Alisa Anderson, MSIII, Kayla Jagoda, MSII, Joan Cofrancesco

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is proud to announce the winners for 2015's Bruce Dearing Writing Award Competition. First place in the student category for poetry is Kaitlin Kyi, MSII, for her poem, "all the kids aside from you." Second place is awarded to Brielle Stanton, MSII, for "Scar Tissue," and honorable mention to Jordana Gilman, MSI, for her poem, "Three Times a Day." Winner in the prose category for first place is Travis Quinn, MSII, "To the Patient in Room 16." Second place awarded to Alisa Anderson, MSIII, for her essay "Finding Our Routine," and honorable mention to Kayla Jagoda, MSII, "The Small Reminder."

Pam Freeman won first place in the faculty/employee category for poetry with "Land Line." Joan Cofrancesco's poem "bruce dearing haikus" won second place. In the prose category, Katherine Robinson won first place for her essay "He Didn't Look Dead," and James Knoll, IV, MD in second place for his essay "Parkland Still."

All submissions receive consideration in CBH's annual journal, The Healing Muse.