Publications:

Sarah Ann Singer, Kym Weed, Jennifer Edwell, Jordynn Jack, and Jane F. Thrailkill, Advancing Pre-Health Humanities as Intensive Research Practice: Principles and Recommendations from a Cross-Divisional Baccalaureate Setting,” Journal of Medical Humanities, published online June 2017, print forthcoming.

Jennifer Edwell, “Medical Interiors: Materiality and Spatiality in Medical Rhetoric Research Methods,” in Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, edited by Lisa Meloncon and J. Blake Scott, Routledge, 2018.

Jennifer Edwell and Jordynn Jack, Gestational Diabetes Testing, Narrative, and Medical Distrust,” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, vol. 14, no. 1, March 2017, pp. 53-63.

Anne Feng, “Usually I Root for the Green Bay Packers,” Health Humanities Journal, vol. 2, Spring 2017.

Hallie French, “Haunted Houses, Haunted Memories,” Health Humanities Journal, vol. 2, Spring 2017.

Emily Long, “Logan Gin’s Journey to Advocacy,” Health Humanities Journal, vol. 2, Spring 2017.

Izzy Pinheiro, “Care in the Context of Crisis,” Health Humanities Journal, vol. 2, Spring 2017.

Katie Huber, “release,” Health Humanities Journal, vol. 1, Fall 2016.

Calvin Olsen, “E.R.,” Health Humanities Journal, vol. 1, Fall 2016.

Theses & Dissertations:

Chandler Batchelor, “Keys, Badge, and Grace of God: Crafting Professional Identity and Therapeutic Efficacy in the State Psychiatric Institution,” M.A. Capstone Project directed by Jocelyn Chua, defended 28 Mar 2017.

Molly Brewer, “Narrating a Fall: A Secondary Data Analysis of Older Adult’s Stories of Falling,” OTMS Capstone Project directed by Jennifer L. Womack, defended 28 Apr 2017.

Hallie French, “Haunted Houses, Haunted Memories: Embodiment, Reproduction, and Storytelling in Postmodern African American Women’s Literature,” Senior Honors Thesis directed by GerShun Avilez, defended 29 Mar 2017.

Lorena Millo, “Considering Counter-Narratives: An Exploration of Gothic Representations of Organ Transplantation in Literature,” Senior Honors Thesis directed by Jane Thraillkill, defended March 2017.

Brandon Rogers, “Deadly Dice and Wooden Warriors: Towards A Cultural History of Health in Games,” M.A. Capstone Project directed by Barry Saunders, defended 31 Apr 2017.

Fellowships & Awards:

Lorena Millo, James L. Whitfield Jr. Memorial Prize awarded by the Department of English to the top honor’s thesis, May 2017.

Jane F. Thrailkill, Schwab Academic Excellence Award awarded by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, April 2017.

Hallie French, Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship, planned for 2018.

Jane F. Thrailkill, UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2017.

Emily Long, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship awarded by the Office for Undergraduate Research for “Constructing a Health Fair Model for Rural North Carolina,” Summer 2017.

Manisha Mishra, Burch Fellowship awarded by Honors Carolina to research the role of art in empathy training for medical students, Summer 2017.

Kym Weed, Thomas F. Ferdinand Summer Research Fellowship awarded by the Graduate School, UNC-CH, Summer 2017.

Kym Weed, Rebekah F. Kirby Dissertation Fellowship awarded by the Department of English & Comparative Literature, UNC-CH, Spring 2017.

HHIVE Press:

“Creating a Buzz about Health Humanities” by Michele Lynn, Carolina Arts & Sciences, Spring 2017.

A HHIVE for Health & Humanities” by Alyssa LaFaro, Endeavors, 23 Jan 2017.

UNC Professor Combines English and Medicine in Interdisciplinary Course” by Paige Nehls, The Daily Tar Heel, 10 Oct 2016.

Presentations:

Jane F. Thrailkill,The Art of Falling” What Narratives Written by Older Adults Reveal about Human Balancing Acts,” Trent Center Humanities in Medicine Lecture Series, Duke University, 22 Mar 2017.

Molly Brewer, Sue Coppola, Manisha Mishra, and Kym Weed, “The Falls Narrative Study: Writing, Health, and Interdisciplinary Research,” Health and Humanities Exchange, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2016.

Hallie French, Haunted Houses, Haunted Memories: Embodiment, Reproduction, and Narrative Heritage in the Works of African American Women Writers,” Student Research Workshop, Health and Humanities Exchanged, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2016.

Kaylyn Pogson,English Honors Thesis,” Student Research Workshop, Health and Humanities Exchanged, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2016.

Sarah Singer, The Rhetoric of Lyme Disease: Stories, Artifacts, Epistemologies,” Health and Humanities Exchanged, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2016.

Jennifer (Stockwell) Edwell, Maebelle Mathew, and Laura Young, Writing Diabetes,” Health and Humanities Exchanged, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2016.

Jennifer (Stockwell) Edwell, Jennifer Claytor, and Sarah Singer, Writing Diabetes: The Composition and Rhetoric of Illness Essays,” The Examined Life Conference, The University of Iowa, October 2016.

Jane F. Thrailkill, “HHIVE Lab Culture: Health and Humanities Interdisciplinary Research,” Society for Literature Science and the Arts, Atlanta, GA, November 2016.

Kym Weed, “Microbial Allies: Opening up to Microbes in Alice James’s Diary,” Society for Literature Science and the Arts, Atlanta, GA, November 2016.

Calvin Olsen, reading and panel presentation on Poetry and Healing, West End Poetry Festival, Carrboro, NC, October 2016.

Jennifer (Stockwell) Edwell, Maebelle Matthew, Beth Hanson, Laura Young, “Writing Diabetes: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration Examining the Effects of Writing Illness Essays for Patients, Clinicians, and Researchers.” Story, Health and Healing: A Symposium on Narrative in Medicine, Wake Forest University, October 2016.

Jane F. Thrailkill,Empathetics, Inc.,” Duke Health Humanities Lab, 14 Oct 2016.

Molly Brewer and Kym Weed, “Two Perspectives: Learning from the Falls Narrative Study as Students in English and Occupational Therapy,” CHCI Health Humanities Summer Institute, King’s College, London, June 2016.

Jane F. Thrailkill and Kym Weed, “The Falls Narrative Study” on “New Formations in the Humanities: International, Transdisciplinary Collaborations” panel, CHCI Annual Meeting, University of London, June 2016.

Kym Weed, “Imagined Ecologies: Mark Twain and the Human-Microbe Relationship,” European Society for the Study of Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2016.