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George F. Blackall, Psy.D., MBA
Professor, Pediatrics, Humanities and Psychiatry
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Ronald E. Domen, M.D.
Professor of Pathology, Medicine, and Humanities
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and DIO
Medical Director, Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory
Program Director, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
• Bioethics
• Literature and Medicine
• Poetry
• Informed Consent
• Blood and Organ Donor Advocacy
Current CV

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Clinical Pathology Program

Plaintive Music
N. Benjamin Fredrick, M.D.
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Director, Global Health Center
Ben Fredrick CV

Global Health Center

Global Health Scholars Program

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Joseph A. Gascho, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine,
Heart and Vascular Institute
Heart & Vascular Institute

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Dennis Gingrich M.D.
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
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Paul M. Haidet, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor General and Internal Medicine
Penn State Medicine Article

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John Ingraham, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Humanities
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Gordon Kauffman, M.D.
Steven and Sharon Baron Professor of Surgery and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Humanities and Medicine
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Martha Peaslee Levine, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine; Director, Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospitalization Program
Your Right to Health Blog

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John E. Neely, M.D.
Professor, Departments of Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, Medicine and Humanities
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Zachary Simmons, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Humanities
Director, Neuromuscular Program & ALS Center
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
• Quality of Life
• Best practices for care of terminally ill patients
• End of life issues in clinical practice
Simmons CV

ALS Research Center

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Heather Stuckey. D.Ed
Asst. Professor of Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Humanities
• Diabetes behavior and cognitive change
• Qualitative and mixed methods research
• Diabetes self-management
• Journaling and the arts in interventions
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Lauren Jodi Van Scoy, M.D.
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Humanities
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Know Your Wishes
Louis Winner, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine
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Daniel R. Wolpaw, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Humanities
Director, The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine
Vice Chair for Educational Affairs, Department of Medicine
• Patient stories and bedside communication

• Adaptive expertise

• Critical thinking

Medical education

Longitudinal learning relationships
The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine

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Meka,Jennifer_pp150x150Jennifer Meka, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Humanities
Director of Cognitive Skills Program
• Cognitive theory
• Learning strategies
• Teaching and Learning
• Faculty Development
• Mixed Methods and Qualitative Research
Current CV
KateValenzianoKatherine Valenziano, D.MH, MS, RN
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Surgery
• Medical Humanities: The Context and Meaning of Illness
• Interprofessional Collaboration and Education
• Wisdom Leadership
• Aging and Institutional Long Term Care
• Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Agitation in Older Adults with Impaired Cognition
Patricia SilveyraPatricia Silveyra, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Humanities
Co-chair, Penn State Hershey Campus Council on Diversity
• Medical interpretation in patient-doctor interactions
• Medical education
• Cultural competence
• Unconscious bias in medicine
Current CV
Women's Health Core

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