Syracuse, NY 13210
Deirdre Neilen, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities and Editor of Bioethics in Brief, and The Healing Muse, Upstate's journal of literary and visual arts. She received her doctorate in literature from Syracuse University.
Dr. Neilen teaches medical creative writing workshops and is a faculty tutor for medical students in Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Medicine. Her courses include Dying and Death in American Literature and AIDS in American Literature, both offered through the Consortium for Culture and Medicine. She has also taught Multicultural Issues in Society and Health Care Ethics for the College of Health Professions and the College of Nursing.
Dr. Neilen also chairs the Bruce Dearing Writing Awards Committee. She received the President's Award for Excellence in Affirmative Action (2000) for her service to the Minority Medical Students Academic Achievement Program, and received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1991).
Her research and publishing interests include cultural diversity in health care, patient narratives in contemporary literature, and creative writing. Her scholarly and creative writings have appeared in World Literature Today, Academic Medicine, North Dakota Quarterly, American Way, New Letters, and Northeast Magazine.
Dr. Neilen may be reached at 315.464.5404 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Neilen D. Family Planning. (story) Out of Time. In: Longmire S, editor. Garden House Press. 2007. 72-9.
Neilen D. Oncologist Lost by B. A. St. Andrews. Commentary. Acad Med. 2006;81(10):902-3.
Neilen D. Mourning. (review) Tar River Poetry. 2005 Fall.
Neilen D. Kitchen Dancing. (story) Paper Street Press. 2005 Fall.
Neilen D. Mona Van Duyn. (review) In: Serafin S, editor. Encyclopedia for American Literature. New York: Continuum; 1999. 1174.
Neilen D. The Repairman. (short story) Liguorian Magazine, 1999 Sep:31-3.
Neilen D. Telling My Father. (short story) In: S. Martz, editor. At Our Core: Women Writing About Power. Papier-Mache Press. 1998. 129-34.
Neilen D. The Story Man. (short story) American Way. 1993;26(6):88-91.
Neilen D. Call It Nineveh. (short story) New Letters, 1989 Winter;55(6):113-31.
The Healing Muse:
Submissions accepted annually September 1 through May 1.