2024 Pellegrino Symposium

Nicole Piemonte, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty Leadership
Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Humanities
Creighton University School of Medicine, Phoenix Regional Campus

More than “Soft Skills”: Compassion and Vulnerability in Medical Practice and Education  

Friday, May 3, 2024 at 3 pm EDT via Zoom

Nicole Piemonte, PhD, is the Associate Dean of Faculty Leadership and an Associate Professor of Medical Humanities at Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her PhD in Medical Humanities from The University of Texas Medical Branch where she studied philosophy, medical ethics, literature and medicine, and medical pedagogy. She has published two books with The MIT press, Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice (2018) and Death and Dying (2021, with Shawn Abreu). Nicole is also a certified professional coach who works one-on-one with practicing clinicians to help them reconnect to meaning and purpose in their work so that they can move forward in new directions, both personally and professionally.