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Montgomery Named Uihlein Professor

Professor is leader in the field of literature and medicine

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March 31, 2011 | by Amy Weiss

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Kathryn Montgomery, director of graduate studies for the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the Julia and David Uihlein Professor in Medical Humanities and Bioethics. 

Montgomery was responsible for integrating and expanding the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program upon joining the Northwestern faculty in 1988. Her primary research interests are the use of literature in medical education and the epistemology of medicine. She is credited as one of the founding scholars of the field of literature and medicine.

Montgomery has served on the editorial boards of numerous bioethics and medical humanities journals and is a former president of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities. She serves on the Fellows Council of the Hastings Center, the leading bioethics research institution, and is the author of Doctors' Stories: The Narrative Structure of Medical Knowledge and How Doctors Think: Clinical Judgment and the Practice of Medicine