Marin Gillis Directs New Medical Humanities and Ethics Program University of Nevada School of Medicine
We are very pleased today to introduce CCAHTE regional liaison, Dr. Marin Gillis,
originally from Saskatchewan, who is currently Director of Medical Humanities and Ethics, University of Nevada School of Medicine. Marin in her new post has launched some very progressive programs at UNSOM some which have integrated the arts into medical education and programming.
Dr. Marin Gillis is the new and first Director of Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM). She was born and raised in Saskatchewan, followed a BA Hons in philosophy and history at the University of Ottawa, and holds two graduate degrees in philosophy, an L.Ph. from the Higher Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven Belgium, and a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary.
At the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Marin has developed a Division with five sections:
1) Humanism, Professionalism and Ethics
2) Health and the Human Spirit
3) Arts in Medicine
4) History and Culture of Medicine
5) Narrative Medicine
She created the division by organizing teaching that was already taking place in medical courses, recruiting liberal arts professors to lecture, and developing longitudinal study in clinical ethics and narrative medicine (with capstone 4th year electives in each area). In other partnerships with the School of Fine Arts at UNR, the Reno medical and arts communities, and government funding agencies, she curates art exhibits at the Medical School Gallery and organizes and gives public lectures in medical humanities and ethics. The University of Nevada School of Medicine students hold a yearly art show and publish an annual literary arts journal called "The Stethoscope" which will be online by January 2008. Her academic fields of expertise are the ethics of medical biotechnologies and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is a Steering Committee member of the Association of Feminist Ethics and Social Theory as well as a blogger at the Women’s Bioethics Project.
We welcome Marin Gillis as a CCAHTE regional liaison and look forward to our future connections as well as hearing more about The University of Nevada School of Medicine and upcoming work in Medical Humanities and Ethics.
Other related links FYI
University of Nevada School of Medicine http://www.unr.edu/med/
Great Basin History of Medicine Photo Archive http://www.unr.edu/med/dept/hom/GBHOMPhotoArchive/about.html
Marin Gillis, LPh, PhD