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Announcing the thirteenth edition of ‘The Healing Muse’

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD, editor of  ‘The Healing Muse’, announces the upcoming publication launch of edition number thirteen! Neilen shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. She edits the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing.

Order copies of “The Healing Muse” through the Center for Bioethics & Humanities.


The Healing Muse launches its 12th issue

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDr. Deirdre Neilen, editor The Healing Muse, shares the latest issue of the annual journal of literary and visual art published by Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics & Humanities.  The journal features fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs and visual art, particularly but not exclusively focusing on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing.

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5/27/12 The Healing Muse – Upstate’s Literary Journal

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Deirdre Neilen, PhD Deirdre Neilen, editor of Upstate’s literary journal The Healing Muse, shares three pieces that talk about the illness experience from the point of view of the support team.

Order Your Copies Today! – for more information, call 315.464.5404




10/30/11 The Healing Muse – Upstate’s Literary Journal

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Deirdre Neilen, PhD

Deirdre Neilen, editor of Upstate’s literary journal The Healing Muse, discusses the importance of a medical school publishing a literary journal, as the latest issue is launched.

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Elijah Dut, RN


Elijah Dut, nurse practitioner student and writer,  talks about an essay that he wrote for last year’s Healing Muse journal called “Why I am So Skinny” about choosing between bread or pants that would allow him to attend church services.