Erin Lamb, Ph.D., director of the Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine, will be installed as the Herbert L. and Pauline Wentz Andrews Chair in Biomedical Humanities at the College’s Opening Convocation tomorrow. Dr. Lamb, associate professor and chair of biomedical humanities, earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Iowa, a postgraduate diploma in international cultural studies from Nottingham Trent University in England, and doctorate in American literature from Duke University.
On behalf of Hiram’s Center for Literature and Medicine, Dr. Lamb will accept the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ (ASBH) prestigious Cornerstone Award at the ASBH annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo. in October. She will be joined by Center for Literature and Medicine co-founders Dr. Carol Donley, emerita professor of English at Hiram College, and Dr. Martin Kohn, director of the Program in Medical Humanities at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
The society’s highest honor, the Cornerstone Award recognizes outstanding and enduring contributions by an institution that has deeply enriched and/or helped shape the direction of the fields of bioethics and/or the medical humanities.
Hiram College’s Center for Literature and Medicine has been a leader in the medical humanities for more than 25 years. As a top major choice for future health professionals, biomedical humanities (Hiram College introduced the nation’s first biomedical humanities major.) blends the social and humanistic aspects of health care with a rigorous science core, preparing students for successful careers in a range of health care fields.
Dr. Lamb has served as director of the Center for Literature and Medicine since 2014.