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August 5, 2007
Dr. Christine Montross
Author, "Body of Work"
BIO:
CURRENT:
Resident in Psychiatry at Brown University where she also attended medical school and received the Isaac Ray Award in Psychiatry.

NOTE:
While writing 'Body of Work,' she traveled to anatomical theaters, sought out holy relics, and dissected three arms, a leg, and an entire human body.

PREVIOUS:
· Before entering medicine, she taught high school in the San Francisco Bay area.
· Taught writing classes as a lecturer at University of Michigan.
· Had several poems published in literary journals, and her manuscript 'Embouchure' was a finalist for the National Poetry Series.

EDUCATION:
· Medical School: Brown Medical School, 2006 Undergraduate: MA
· Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2006, Brown University
· MA of Fine Arts in Creative Writing/Poertry, 1998, University of Michigan
· BS, Natural Resources, 1996, University of Michigan
· BA, French, 1996, University of Michigan

AWARDS:
· Brown Medical School, Leah J. Dickstein Commended Scholar, 2004
· Brown University Faculty Scholar Nominee, 2003
· The First Brown Summer Fellow in the Arts and Humanities in Medicine, 2002
· Mortar Board National Honor Society
· Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society

HOBBIES:
Writing/literature, travel, cooking, football fan.

PERSONAL:
Born and raised in Indiana, and spent summers at Higgins Lake in northern Michigan. Lives in Rhode Island with her partner, the playwright Deborah Salem Smith, and their one-year-old daughter Maude.


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Info: Dr. Christine Montross discusses her new book, "Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab," in which she writes about her experiences as a Brown University Medical School student and her work on cadavers.





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