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2017–2018Arts and HumanitiesInitiative at HarvardMedical SchoolAnnual Report

ContentsAbout the Initiative . 3Mission . 3Goals. 3Leadership . 4Directors . 4Executive Committee . 5Steering Committee . 5Accomplishments . 8Marmor Artist in Residence Program . 8Leslie Jamison . 8Yo-Yo Ma . 11Winter Session for Undergraduates . 19Open Mic Nights in Vanderbilt Hall . 20Musical Events . 21Afternoon of Music and Tea at the Home of Kitty Pechet . 21At the Still Point: Medicine from the Inside . 22The Longwood Chorus . 23Street Symphony String Quartet . 23Music, Conversation & Community . 23Music for Public Health . 24Partnership with Boston Symphony Orchestra . 24Writing. 25Sessions for Medical Students . 25Poetry: The Hippocrates Symposium . 26Community Service. 28Cancer Survivorship Day at Mount Auburn Hospital . 28Retreats . 30A Day of Renewal and Creativity – 2017. 30A Day of Renewal and Creativity – 2018. 31Drawing Sessions . 34Give Yourself a Break . 35Special Events . 36Graphic Medicine . 36Cultivating Humanism . 37Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School 2017-2018 Annual ReportPage 1 of 62

Film Screenings. 39Unrest . 39Medical Drama Pilot "HMS" . 40Readings . 41Autobiography of a Disease . 41Poetry Slam . 42Story Slam . 43ARTZ@Jefferson comes to HMS . 44Conversations on Medicine and the Arts . 45thirdspace Journal . 45Press Coverage . 47In Tune with Students. 47Art, Peace and Health . 49Doctors are taught early about patient histories. Is it time for different questions? . 50. 52A parody of “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! . 52Publications . 582018 . 582017 . 58The Soul of a Patient: Lessons in Healing for Harvard Medical Students . 59Vision for the Future . 60Acknowledgements . 61Social Media . 61Donation Information . 61Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School 2017-2018 Annual ReportPage 2 of 62

About the InitiativeDespite the vast advances in the biomedical sciences, a leading concern among patients is that their physicians lackcommunication skills and empathy. Arts and humanities as educational tools have the potential to reduce burnout anddepression among health care providers, improve professionalism, reflection and empathy, foster humanism, enhanceperspective, sharpen students’ analytic and diagnostic skills, and improve teamwork and communication to maintain a“culture of safety,” among other goals.We strive to embed the arts into the culture and environment of HMS and its affiliated hospitals thereby enhancing andhumanizing the experience of students, faculty, and patients. We also aim to foster creativity and scholarship in thevarious domains of the medical arts and humanities. We welcome involvement of HMS faculty and students in planningactivities and in every aspect of bringing the arts and humanities into our medical community. We have monthlymeetings and offer a variety of actives, which include writing seminars, open mic sessions, musical gatherings, dance,museum trips, thirdspace (student writing website), and trips to the theatre, retreats, and more.MissionTo foster creativity and scholarship in the arts and medical humanities at HMS and its affiliated hospitals, to promote acommunity of faculty and students interested in the arts and humanities, and to enhance patient care throughreflection and compassion.Goals To develop arts and humanities as disciplines of expression, scholarship, and engagement To serve as a resource for the faculty and student community To establish HMS as a national leader in the Medical Humanities To complement existing bioethics and social medicine programs at HMSArts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School 2017-2018 Annual ReportPage 3 of 62

LeadershipOur steering committee is multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional. There is representation from many of the HarvardMedical School (HMS) affiliated hospitals, as well as many medical specialties and art forms. Everyone on thecommittee is passionate about bringing the arts and humanities into medical education and practice at HMS. Medicalstudents, residents, and fellows are an integral part of the working committee.DirectorsDavid S. Jones, MD, PhD – DirectorA. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences andthe Faculty of Medicine, Harvard UniversityDr. Jones, trained as a psychiatrist and historian of science, is the A. Bernard Ackerman Professorof the Culture of Medicine, he teaches history of medicine and medical ethics at Harvard Collegeand Harvard Medical School. His most recent book, Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of CardiacCare, examines the history of cardiology and cardiac surgery.Lisa Wong, MD – Associate CoDirectorAssistant Clinical Professor ofPediatrics, Massachusetts GeneralHospitalPediatrician, musician and author, Dr.Wong is past president of theLongwood Symphony Orchestra. She has received manyhonors for her work in the arts. Her first book Scales toScalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Musicand Medicine shows how the musical acumen of thesephysicians affects the way they administer healing and, inturn, how their medical work affects their music.Susan Pories, MD, FACS – Associate CoDirectorAssociate Professor of Surgery, MountAuburn HospitalDr. Pories is the Chief of Breast Surgeryand Medical Director of The HoffmanBreast Center at Mount AuburnHospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An author andeditor, her most recent book is The Soul of a Patient:Lessons in Healing for Harvard Medical Students, acompilation of essays by first year medical students.Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School 2017-2018 Annual ReportPage 4 of 62

Executive CommitteeRafael Campo, MD, Associate Professor ofMedicine, Beth Israel Deaconess MedicalCenterDr. Campo teaches and practices generalinternal medical at Harvard Medical Schooland Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr.Campos has received a fellowship, a National PoetrySeries award, and an honorary doctor of literature degreefrom Amherst College. His new book, “Comfort MeasuresOnly,” published by Duke University in 2018.Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, MPH, AssociateProfessor of Medicine and Psychiatry,Cambridge Health AllianceDr. Gaufberg is the Jean and Harvey PickerDirector of the Arnold P. Gold FoundationResearch Institute. She directs the Cambridge HealthAlliance center for Professional Development and leadsthe reflective practice curriculum for the CambridgeIntegrated Clerkship. Dr. Gaufberg is a founding editor ofthe CHA Literary Arts Journal, Auscultations. Herinnovative curricula on professional boundaries, thestigma of addictions, and the hidden curriculum are in usein hundreds of medical training institutions worldwide.Joel Katz, MD, Associate Professor ofMedicine, Brigham and Women’sHospitalDr. Katz is the Director, InternalMedicine Residency Program andVice Chair for Education,Department of Medicine at BWH where he is theMarshall A. Wolf Chair in Medical Education. Dr. Katzis the director of the Harvard Medical School course“Training the Eye: Improving the Art of PhysicalDiagnosis,” which helps medical students improvetheir skills in physical diagnosis by studying the finearts.Suzanne Koven, MD, MFA, AssistantProfessor of Medicine MassachusettsGeneral HospitalDr. Koven practices primary careinternal medicine at MassachusettsGeneral Hospital in Boston and is theWriter in Residence for the Division of GeneralInternal Medicine at Mass General. Her awardwinning essays, articles, blogs, and reviews haveappeared in many prestigious publications. Dr. Kovenconducts workshops, moderates panel discussions,and speaks to a variety of audiences about literatureand medicine, narrative and storytelling in medicine.Amy Ship, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterDr. Ship is an experienced primary care physician, medical educator, and speaker. She has completedtwo fellowships in medical education and is Faculty at the American Academy on Communication inHealthcare. She facilitates the Literature and Medicine program sponsored by the MassachusettsCouncil for the Humanities at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess MedicalCenter.Steering CommitteeGregory Abel, MD, MFA, AssistantProfessor of Medicine Dana FarberCancer InstituteDr. Abel is a member of theHematologic Malignancies staff,as well as the Center forArts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School 2017-2018 Annual ReportRonald Arky, MD, Daniel D. Federman,MD, Professor of Medicine and MedicalEducation; Master, Francis Weld PeabodySociety, Harvard Medical SchoolDr. Arky is an endocrinologist atBWH. He has devoted his career toPage 5 of 62

Outcomes and Policy Research. He is a published poetand leads the Literature and Medicine Course atDana-Farber Cancer Institute.mentorship and leadership in Massachusetts andthroughout the nation. He has been a champion ofincorporating the arts and humanities in medicaleducation.Eugene Beresin, MD, Associate Professorof Psychiatry, Massachusetts GeneralHospitalDr. Beresin is executive director ofthe Massachusetts General HospitalClay Center for Young Healthy Minds and director ofthe Harvard Medical School course The DevelopingPhysician. Dr. Beresin has published papers andchapters on a wide variety of topics.Lisa Gruenberg, MD, MFA, AssistantProfessor of Assistant Professor ofObstetrics, Gynecology and ReproductiveBiologyand Reproductive Biology, BostonChildren’s HospitalDr. Gruenberg earned her MFA in creative writingfrom Lesley University. You will find her essayspublished in prestigious journals and her short story,Keiskamma, won the 2012 Massachusetts CulturalCounsel Artist’s Fellowship. Her memoir, "My City ofDreams" is in press.Tommy Heyne, MD, Instructor inMedicine Massachusetts GeneralHospitalDr. Heyne completed a Master’s inTheology and a FulbrightFellowship before medical school. He studies theconceptions of medicine in ancient and medievalChristian and Muslim history. Current academicinterests include the intersection of medicine and thehumanities, including art history and the portrayal ofdisease in artwork.Edward Hundert, MD, Dean for MedicalEducation, the Daniel D. Federman, M.D.Professor in Residence of Global Healthand Social Medicine, and MedicalEducation, Harvard Medical SchoolDr. Hundert has written dozens of articles andchapters on a variety of topics in psychiatry,philosophy, medical ethics, and medical education, aswell as two books. His contributions to the literatureon medical education include writings on the informalcurriculum, curriculum design and management,specific curriculum reform experiences, and definingand assessing professional competence.Martha Katz, MD, Instructor in Medicine,Brigham and Women’s HospitalDr. Katz leads “Reflections onDissection,” held as part of HMS’sintensive introductory “HumanBody” anatomy course. This course allows students tohave the opportunity to utilize metaphors in the artsto deal with the often distressing and conflictingemotions associated with dissecting cadavers.Shahram Khoshbin, MD, AssociateProfessor of Neurology, Brigham andWomen’s HospitalDr. Khoshbin is a Neurologist atthe Brigham and Women’sHospital and the Children’s Hospital. He is one of thecourse directors for “Training the Eye,” a course thatteaches clinical diagnosis to medical stu

A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University Dr. Jones, trained as a psychiatrist and historian of science, is the A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, he teaches history of medicine and medical ethics at Harvard College