Dr. Mark Gilbert’s joint appointment in Medical Humanities and Studio Art in the School of the Arts bolsters the Medical Humanities program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Gilbert will be teaching classes in Medical Humanities as well as Advanced Drawing I and II classes in the School of the Arts.
“Having previously taught at UNO and studied at UNMC, I am thrilled to return to the University of Nebraska at Omaha as faculty in the College of Communication, Fina Arts and Media’s School of the Arts. I am especially looking forward to contributing to the ground-breaking work of the Ted Kooser Center for the Health Humanities, preparing UNO’s pre-health students and illuminating the challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary research to UNO’s arts and humanities students. I am excited to build on existing relationships and collaborate in a research community that embraces the arts and humanities critical role in health sciences education to represent, demonstrate, inform, evoke and inspire.”
Mark’s work as an artist in residence at the Royal London Hospital in England brought him into the lives of patients and healthcare workers alike. He collaborated with a maxilla facial surgeon to bring their stories to light in a 2018 exhibition named “Portraits of Care, Art, and Medicine.”
The Medical Humanities Major, created in 2019, is an interdisciplinary partnership with the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) and the College of Arts & Sciences. The cirriculum provides a holistic approach to health and medicine and has more than 40 student majors and more than 140 student minors.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.
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