Center for Bioethics and Humanities 618 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 464-5404

What's New. . .

Celebration of Poetry Month with Two-Bit Haiku

2014 - In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Healing Muse installed a poetry gumball machine on the 9th floor of Weiskotten for the month of April. A mere quarter gets you a haiku from submissions we received from our Upstate community.

The journal, entering its 14th year, features writing from Upstate’s students, faculty, and staff, as well as both national and international writers. All proceeds will go to support our annual Dearing Writing Award for students.

A haiku from Laura Presita, PhD candidate, celebrates this effort:

Gumball, gumball, yum!
A quarter you paid for one.
Gumballs? You got none!

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Ethics Consult Service Expands to Community Campus

Effective July 1, 2013, Upstate's Ethics Consult Service expands to provide clinical ethics consultation at the Community Campus (in addition to University Hospitals downtown campus and Crouse Hospital). Anyone directly involved in a case--physician, nurse, social work, family, patient, etc.--may ask for our input. Hours of service are 8 am to 5 pm daily, including weekends.

Call the Hospital Operator at 464.5540 to reach the Consultant on Call. Further details may be found in our brochure PDF document

The Healing Muse

Order your copy today!

hm 13The thirteenth volume of The Healing Muse, SUNY Upstate's journal of literary and visual arts published annually by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities is now available for sale. We provide a forum for artistic approaches to the body, illness, and medicine by publishing the voices and perspectives of people with illness and disability, health care practitioners, and caregivers.

We accept submissions of creative work (fiction, narrartives, essays, poems, visual art) from September 1 to May 1 each year; the journal is published in October. Submission and order information is available at


Center faculty teach required ethics courses in all four colleges of SUNY Upstate. We also offer a variety of electives.

Fall 2014 Consortium for Culture and Medicine electives:

Ethics and the Health Professions

Health Promotion: Disability

Medicine in Literature and Film

Public Health Ethics

Upcoming Events

RA Assistant Position Available

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The Healing Muse:

Submissions accepted annually September 1 through May 1.