Past Winners 2.0

Hektoen International honors the winners and runners up of the Hektoen Grand Prix essay contests

 

 

 

Summer 2018 Contest

 

Grand Prize Winner

Runner-up

Honorable Mention

Putzer J. Hung: a third year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine, where he earned a Ph.D. in immunology in 2018. He is broadly interested in exploring how the scope and practice of medicine evolves with science and society. He grew up on the beautiful Pacific Island of Taiwan and completed his undergraduate education at Brown University.

 

 

 

Sylvia Karasu: a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and a member of the Institutional Review Board of The Rockefeller University. The senior author of The Gravity of Weight (2010) and The Art of Marriage Maintenance (2005). Dr. Karasu is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has her M.D. degree from Einstein College of Medicine. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a graduate of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, an elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and in private psychiatric practice in NYC.

 

Katrina Genuis:  an anesthesiology resident doctor in Vancouver, Canada. She believes that the care of those who are suffering has artistic, philosophical, and theological dimensions, and recently completed a Master’s degree at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at the University of St. Andrews. Studied in both medicine and the arts, she explores modes of incorporating the humanities in the holistic care of those who are suffering.

 

 

 

 

2018 Annual Contest

 

Grand Prize Winner

Runner-up

Runner-up

 

Abigail Cline: an intern at the Medical College of Georgia. She grew up in Atlanta, earning her bachelor’s degree in Latin at Wake Forest University, her PhD in biochemistry at the University of Georgia, and her MD at the Medical College of Georgia. Her research and clinical interests are in translational and academic medicine, bioethics, and dermatology. She is currently seeking a dermatology residency following her preliminary year. She lives in Augusta, Georgia with husband, Hunter Appler.

 

 

 

Jack Coulehan:  an Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine and former director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. His latest collection of poetry, The Wound Dresser (2016), was chosen by Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, as a finalist for the Dorset Poetry Prize. In 2012 he received the Nicholas Davies Scholar Award of the American College of Physicians for “outstanding lifetime contributions to the humanities in medicine.”

 

 

Alida Rol:  an anesthesiology resident doctor in Vancouver, Canada. She believes that the care of those who are suffering has artistic, philosophical, and theological dimensions, and recently completed a Master’s degree at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at the University of St. Andrews. Studied in both medicine and the arts, she explores modes of incorporating the humanities in the holistic care of those who are suffering.

 

 

 

2017

Anika Khan, Winner – Essay
Locked-in syndrome: inside the cocoon

Adam Komrowski and Sang Ik Song, Winner – Brief
The King’s -Evil and sensory experience in Richard Wiseman’s Severall Chirurgicall Treatises

 

2016

Lisa Mullenneaux, Winner
Outwitting ‘Typhoid Mary’

Robert Robeson, Winner
“Dust Off” and the Power of Perseverance

 

2015

Christopher Frank, Winner
You’re no fi’ Glasgow: memories of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Natalia Vieyra, Runner-Up
Illuminating addiction: morphinomania in fin-de-siècle visual culture

 

2014

Salvatore Mangione, Winner
Leonardo and the reinvention of anatomy

 

2013

Fergus Shanahan, Winner
“Waiting”

Daisy Fancourt, Runner-Up
Medicine musica