Updates from the Rudin Fellowship

The Rudin Fellowship in Medical Ethics and Humanities was established as a core component of the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine (MSPHM) at NYU School of Medicine in 2014 through a generous grant from the Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation, Inc. The fellowship offers medical students and trainees the opportunity to conduct year-long research projects in medical humanities or biomedical ethics with funding support and the mentorship of our most expert faculty. Rudin Fellows pursue interdisciplinary scholarship, bringing the arts, humanities, and social sciences to bear on critical topics in the history, culture, and practice of medicine. Students and residents in the Rudin Fellowship undertake these projects concurrently with their standard education and training.


Brit Trogen, MD, MS
Pediatrics Resident

“Expectancy and the Placebo Effect in Child Health,”

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Eli Cahan
MD Candidate, NYU School of Medicine
MS Candidate, Center for Health Policy, Stanford University
BBA, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

“Darwin’s Orphan: A Childhood with Epidermolysis Bullosa”

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Jafar Al-Mondhiry, MD, MA 
Fellow, Dept of Hematology/Oncology UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

“Mental pathologies at the root of modern medical training: lessons from the life of Professor William Stewart Halsted”

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Kate Otto Chebly, MD
Medicine Resident

“High Touch Healthcare: The Power of Human Connection to Save Lives, Prevent Illness, and Transform a Broken System”

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Emily C. Milam, MD
NYU Dermatology Resident, PGY3

“Medical Photography Exposed: A Scientific, Ethical, and Creative Assessment”

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Colleen Farrell, MD
Resident Physician
Internal Medicine NYU
Bellevue Hospital

“Gender Disparities in Medical Trainee Confidence: 
An Interdisciplinary Perspective”

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Mona Saleh, MD
Resident in Obstetrics & Gynecology at NYU Langone

“Female Genital Mutilation: 
An Analysis of Culture, Literature, and Bioethics.”

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Samuel Dubin MD Candidate 
NYU School of Medicine Class of 2020

“Define the Limit: Assessing Physician Perspective 
on the Social Authority of Medicine”

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