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  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Internal Medicine
  • Program Associate, Medical Ethics
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Honors & Awards

  • Steffensen Cannon Graduate Scholarship for Graduate Study (completion of dissertation). U of U Graduate School, 08/2013
  • Top Student Paper Award, Disability Issues Caucus. National Communication Association, 11/2011
  • Publication Award of Distinction for "The Power of Inquiry: A Tribute to Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., 2007 Nobel Laureate. Association of American Medical Colleges, 11/2009
  • First Place, Poetry Division for Terrible Grace: Collection of Poems. Utah Arts Council, 10/2009
  • Gold Spike Award for "The Power of Inquiry: A Tribute to Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., 2007 Nobel Laureate". International Association of Business Communicators/Utah , 10/2009
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Member, 04/1998

Professional Service

  • Department of Communication. Role: Session Moderator, Paper Submission Reader. Graduate Student Conference in Communication. 12/2013 - 03/2014
  • Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Paper Submission Reader. 09/2013 - present
  • U of U Medical Students. Faculty Representative, Editorial Board, Rubor (a a medical literary journal). 09/2012 - present
  • U of U Undergraduate Studies. Role: Committee Member. Medical Humanities Working Group. 08/2012 - 08/2013
  • University of Utah. Editorial Advisory Board, Continuum magazine. 08/2002 - 05/2005

Community Partnership

  • National Kidney Foundation of Utah/Idaho, Poetry Workshops at Youth Transplant Kamp, Summers 2003-present. 07/2003 - present
  • Utah Arts Council, Selection committee for Poet Laureate. 01/2012 - present
  • Utah Humanities Council, Public Square Speaker on Medical Humanities. 09/2007 - 09/2009
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute, Writing Workshops at World Hospice Day Celebration, October 2006. 10/2006 - present
  • National Kidney Foundation of Utah/Idaho, Writing Workshop at Family Camp, Fall 2006 and 2007. 09/2006 - 09/2007
  • KUED-TV, Judge, Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest. 04/2005 - present
  • Utah Arts Council, Literary Arts Panel Reviewer. 09/2004 - 05/2008
  • Utah Arts Council, Poetry Site Coordinator, Challenge America Project,. 07/2002 - 07/2004