The Humanities in Medicine Committee sponsors events and programs throughout the year in order to demonstrate the value and importance of the humanities in healthcare.
The Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing Award is given for creative writing, prose or poetry, written by UMass Medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, and nursing students in programs based at UMass Medical School, Berkshire Medical Center, or Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent's.
The annual award was established in 2005 and continues to be supported by Richard Berlin, MD who is a poet and psychiatrist in private practice in Lenox, MA, and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Berkshire campus in Pittsfield. For additional information about the Berlin Awards and to read previous winning submissions visit Dr. Berlin's website at http://www.richardmberlin.com/poetry/gerald-f-berlin-creative-writing-award
April 12, 2017: Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing Award Ceremony and Readings, http://library.umassmed.edu/lsl_now/13th-Annual-Gerald-Berlin-Awards