Virtual Mentor. July 2006, Volume 8, Number 7: 488-489.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: State of the Art of Healing in the 21st Century.
G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago and affiliate faculty of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. His research combines the fields of medical ethics, health policy and clinical medicine in examining clinical decision making and health care resource allocation.
Carol Elam, EdD, is the associate dean for admissions and institutional advancement and director of medical education research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. She is also a professor in the Department of Behavioral Science.
Hunter Groninger, MD, is a faculty member of the Center for Humanism in Medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
James N. Kirkpatrick, MD, is a cardiology fellow at the University of Chicago, where he has also completed fellowships in echocardiography and clinical medical ethics. Dr. Kirkpatrick has volunteered his medical skills in numerous countries including Honduras, Uganda, Haiti and Vietnam.
Joseph B. Layde, MD, JD, is an associate professor and vice chair for faculty affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is director of medical student education and of the forensic psychiatry fellowship in his department.
Howard Liu, MD, is a second-year psychiatry resident at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is interested in medical education, psychosomatic medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, and cultural psychiatry. He is a member of the University of Michigan Clinical Scholars Track which teaches residents to become clinician-educators.
James O'Neill Jr., MD, is the J.C. Foshee Distinguished Professor and chairman emeritus of the Section of Surgical Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn.
Michelle B. Riba, MD, MS, is a clinical professor and associate chair for integrated medicine and psychiatry services in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is the director of the PsychOncology Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and is also past president of the American Psychiatric Association.
Edward C. Rosenow III, MD, MS, spent his professional career at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., retiring after 31 years on the staff. Prior to his retirement he was the Arthur M. and Gladys D. Gray Professor of Medicine. Among the numerous awards and honors he has earned, he considers the Karis Award from the Mayo Medical Center his most cherished because he has learned over the years that the gifts of caring and compassion are often more effective in healing than the powers of modern medicine.
Terry D. Stratton, PhD, is the assistant dean for student assessment and program evaluation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, and an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Science.
Alexia M. Torke, MD, is a fellow in the Department of Medicine and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Her research examines ethical and communication aspects of medical decision making.
Peggy J. Wagner, PhD, is a professor and director of the clinical skills program in the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She has taught communication skills to medical students and practicing clinicians for seven years and uses emotional intelligence as a way to increase student self-awareness.
Nathan A. Bostick, MA, MPP, is a senior research assistant for the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs at the American Medical Association in Chicago, Ill.
Abraham P. Schwab, PhD, is the senior fellow in the Ethics Institute at the American Medical Association in Chicago, Ill.
Theme issue editor
Shaili Jain, MD, is an attending psychiatrist with Aurora Behavioral Health Services and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Jain graduated from medical school in England and completed her postgraduate training in the United States. Her first book, “A Concise Guide to Physician Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions,” will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2006.
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