As the Director of the Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine, Dr. Dominic Vachon studies the biology and neuroscience of empathy, compassion, and burnout in the health care professions. He teaches future physicians and nurses about how compassion improves not only the care provided to patients but also the well-being of the health care provider.…
Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Damitz '89 who was honored as the Ethel F. And James A. Valone, MD, Distinguished Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for her work at UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Damitz also serves as adjunct professor for ND Preprofessional Studies. She demonstrates compassion for patients, a passion for teaching as well as being a highly skilled surgeon. Read more.…
In the Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine’s Medical Counseling Skills and Patient-Centered Medicine course, actors help preprofessional students learn essential communication strategies through medical scenarios.
Two students from the University of Notre Dame have received fellowships through the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics' Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program.
Treating patients and families of those with rare diseases takes a gentle touch, persistence, a willingness to listen and additional time, according to four medical professionals who spoke recently about clinical care at the 11th Annual Conference on Advancing Rare Disease Research, Therapy and Patient Advocacy.
College of Science students Adam Chvilicek and Delaney Weiland spent the summer volunteering with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program as they prepare for future careers in health care.
Biological sciences major Eunice Agyapong has spent the past two summers conducting research in a Kumasi hospital on doctor-patient relations.
The new program featured 19 students from seven campuses — Saint Mary’s College, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana University Bloomington, Goshen College and Ball State University, in addition to Notre Dame and IUSM-SB.
Siyuan Zhang, the Dee Associate Professor of Biological Sciences who is also affiliated with the Harper Cancer Research Institute, landed a nearly $1.1 million Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award through the Department of Defense in August.