Dr. Kimberly R. Myers

Official website of medical humanities scholar and author, including the most recent edited collection

BREAST CANCER INSIDE OUT:
Bodies, Biographies & Beliefs

BOOKS

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BREAST CANCER INSIDE OUT

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GRAPHIC MEDICINE MANIFESTO

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ILLNESS IN THE ACADEMY

 

PRAISE FOR BREAST CANCER INSIDE OUT AND EDGES OF LIGHT

An accessible, rich and real range of stories tells us what it is like to experience breast cancer. The book is for patients, clinicians, and people who live close to this condition - and that really means all of us."

PROFESSOR JANE MACNAUGHTON,
Durham University

This is a wonderful collection of essays describing every aspect of breast cancer care, written by patients and the people who treat them. It is full of warmth, empathy, and honesty, and will gently guide anyone through a diagnosis of breast cancer."

DR. LIZ O'RIORDAN,
Author of The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer 

Myers and Palmer created a travelling exhibit that celebrates the possibilities of modern medicine and the compassionate power of word and image."

DR. JENNIFER HENNEMAN,
Journal of the American Medical Assocation

 

About Kimberly

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Kimberly R. Myers, M.A., Ph.D. is Professor of Humanities and Medicine and Distinguished Educator at Penn State College of Medicine, where she designed and co-directs Observation & Interpretation, a required course in art museum-based education for first-year medical students, and where she founded and hosts the Penn State Health Physician Writers Group.

Dr. Myers’ scholarship focuses on sociocultural dimensions of illness, illness narratives, graphic medicine, and medical education.

 

She is author or editor of six books and is co-editor of the Medical Humanities: Criticism & Creativity book series at Peter Lang Oxford.  Dr. Myers’ work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for humanism in healthcare.

 
 

EXHIBITS AND PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP

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PHYSICIANS WRITERS GROUP

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EDGES OF LIGHT

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RECENT RECORDED TALKS