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The Steve Miller Fund for Humanism in Medicine at The New York Academy of Medicine was established in 2005 by family, friends and admirers who want to honor the memory of Dr. Steve Miller and advance his crusade to embed humanism in medicine. The Fund will support an annual lecture and award, as well as educational and research opportunities that demonstrate and investigate new ways of teaching human, social, and cultural dimensions of illness, health, and health care.
The Fund will expand awareness of the need for humanism in medical care, promote humanism in medical education, and develop and evaluate curricula, teaching strategies, and clinical interventions to foster humanism in clinical care. In addition to the annual lecture and award, the fund will offer mini-grants to support work by medical students and residents, visiting professorships, summer fellowships for medical students, curriculum development, and research in humanism by students, residents and young faculty members.
The annual lecture is made possible by an endowment from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which has generously support the lecture series since its inception.
To read about the 2006 Steve Miller Lecture at NYAM given by Dr. Carol Berkowitz, click here
The mission of The New York Academy of Medicine is to advance the health of people in cities. Drawing on the expertise of diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000 elected Fellows from across the professions, our current priorities are to create environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public's health; to eliminate health disparities; and preserve and promote the heritage of medicine and public health.
Instructions on how to apply for NYAM's research fellowships, student grants, endowed lectures and awards are contained within the description of each program. Please click on your program of interest for full details.
On February 18, 2014, Amy Paller, MS, MD delivered the 60th Howard Fox, MD Memorial lecture at NYAM on the topic of “Update on Genetic Skin Disorders and Their Management.” Dr. Paller is the Walter J. Hamlin Chair and Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Skin Disease Research Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. In her talk, Dr. Paller reviewed the landscape of genetic dermatological diseases and provided a front row view of cutting-edge, future treatment options through new technologies including small interfering RNA conjugated nanoparticles, stem cell therapy, and gene replacement therapy.
NYAM welcomed Michael A. Weber, MD to deliver the 2013 Nahum J. Winer Lecturer on October 8, 2013. Dr. Weber is Professor of Medicine at the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. The topic of his lecture was “Unresolved Issues in Diagnosing and Treating Hypertension: Is Renal Sympathectomy An Answer?