Medical Humanities


Welcome to the Department of Medical Humanities at SIU Medicine. Our role is to ensure critical dialog about health, health care and the human condition.

Our interdisciplinary team takes insights from the broad spectrum of humanities and applies them holistically and comprehensively to the teaching, research and service endeavors of our organization. We provide students, residents and faculty with knowledge of the humanities, encourage scholarly activity, and bridge the gap between humanities and medical care to better support our community.

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SIU School of Medicine Commencement 2022
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Rao - bioethicist

SIU School of Law’s Ryan Bioethicist Lecture to examine future of reproductive rights

Radhika Rao, a law professor who has written extensively about reproductive rights, will deliver the 2023 John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 9 at the
Kenniebrew Awards 2023

2023 Kenniebrew Awards

Charlene Aaron, PhD, and SIU’s Center for Human and Organizational Potential received the Kenniebrew Equity Awards, in recognition of their efforts to actively promote inclusive excellence and equitable practices.
Dr. Haneme Idrizi

Haneme Idrizi named Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Haneme Idrizi, MD, has been named associate dean of student affairs and admissions at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She will assume her new role on July 1.

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