MedScholars Funded Projects

The following projects have been approved as part of the Arts and Humanities Medical Scholars Program (1999-2003) or the Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities Medical Scholars Program (2003-present).

For additional information about medical scholars projects, please click HERE.

Student Project Title Advisor(s)
Victoria Bawel The Opioid Epidemic & Our Future: A Child Health Perspective on Southern Indiana’s Drug Crisis



Erika Schillinger -Medicine


Laurel Braitman - Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine/SCBE

Jacob Blythe A Qualitative Study of “Medical Indication” and “Candidacy” David Magnus - Pediatrics/SCBE
Orly Farber Too Close to Home: When the Personal Bleeds into the Professional 



Laurel Braitman - Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine/SCBE


Lisa Raffensperger -  STAT News

Dana Leonard Exploring the Patient Experience of Surgery and the Physical and Psychological Implications of Scars through Painting Samuel Rodriguez -  Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Noemie Levy Life After an Outbreak: Perspectives on Addiction and HIV in Appalachia

Laurel Braitman -  Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine/SCBE 

Carrie Lawrence - Indiana University

Nicholas Love Reimagining the ABCDEs of melanoma: sixteen dermatologic mnemonics

Kerri Rieger – Pathology and Dermatology

Katherine Lyman Psychosis and spiritual experience: perspectives from religious patients (travel)

Tanya Luhrmann – Anthropology

Samah Jabr – Psychiatry - Palestine

Daniel Mayor Assessing Parental Attitudes and Beliefs About Concussion Education in Pediatric Patients: What Should the Provider’s Role Be? Emily Kraus - Orthapedic Surgery, Pediatrics Sports Medicine
Paige Qin Coming of age in modern medicine: an anthology of personal narratives and literary journalism

Bruce Feldstein – Spiritual Care Service/Family and Community Medicine

Audrey Shafer – Anesthesiology

Dillon Stull Composing Poetry on Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Creative Vision as Prophet to Ethics and Clinical Care Audrey Shafer -  Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine