Nicole Piemonte, PhD
Nicole Piemonte, PhD

Nicole Piemonte, PhD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean, School of Medicine
School of Medicine, Phoenix Campus

Expertise/Specializations

  • Medical Humanities, Medical Pedagogy, Medical Ethics, End-of-Life Care

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Medical Humanities (Phoenix)

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Assistant Professor— Creighton University, School of Medicine, Course: IDC 420— “Is Healthcare a Human Right?: What You Need to Know as a Physician" Spring 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Assistant Professor— Creighton University, School of Medicine, Course: IDE 498 Independent Study— “Health Policy, Economics, and the Social Determinants of Health: Best Practices for Teaching” July 2017
  • Assistant Professor— Creighton University, School of Medicine, Course: IDE 498 Independent Study— “Medical Student Burnout and Resiliency” July 2019
  • Assistant Professor— Creighton University, School of Medicine, Course: IDE 498 Independent Study— “Pedagogical Strategies for Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Oncology Care" February 2018
  • Assistant Professor—Creighton University School of Medicine Course: IDE 498 Independent Study— “Ocular Surface Microbiome” February 2019
  • Assistant Professor—School of Medicine, HID 704 Ethics— Small Group Facilitator August 2019- January 2021
  • Assistant Professor—School of Medicine, HID 704 Humanities— Small Group Facilitator August 2019- January 2021
  • Co-Course Director— Creighton University, Masters of Medical Science, Course: MMS 620 Medical Ethics and Humanities January 2020- May 2020
  • Co-Course Director—Student Interest Selectives, School of Medicine Spring 2019- Spring 2021
  • Co-Program Director, Masters in Medical Humanities, Creighton University, January 2021-present School of Medicine Medical Humanities Discipline Steward— Creighton University, August 2019- present School of Medicine Course Director—Dimensions i
  • Course Director—Dimensions in Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine August 2020-May 2021
  • Medical Humanities Discipline Steward— Creighton University, School of Medicine August 2019- present

Biography

Nicole Piemonte, PhD, is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and a faculty member in the Department of Medical Humanities at Creighton University School of Medicine, Phoenix Regional Campus. She also holds the Peekie Nash Carpenter Endowed Chair in Medicine at Creighton University. Nicole received her PhD in Medical Humanities from The University of Texas Medical Branch where she studied continental philosophy, medical ethics, literature and medicine, and medical pedagogy. Her current teaching and research focus on incorporating the humanities into medical education in order to cultivate future physicians who are attuned to suffering, mortality, vulnerability, and social justice.  Her first book, Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice, was published in January 2018 with The MIT Press, and her second book with The MIT Press, Death and Dying, will be released in September 2021. 
 

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Piemonte, Nicole & Shawn Abreu, MD. Death and Dying., The MIT Press, 2021
  • Piemonte, Nicole. “Medical Slang: A Solution or Symptom?” In Handbook of Medical Humanities, edited by Alan Bleakley., Routledge, Chapter 14, 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole, & Kumagai, Arno.  “Teaching for Humanism: Engaging Humanities to Foster Critical Dialogues in Medical Education,” in Teaching Health Humanities, edited by Olivia Banner, Nathan Carlin, and Tom Cole., Oxford University Press, Chapter 2, 2019
  • Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice, MIT Press, 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole and Ramsey, Eric Ramsey. “Health Like a Broken Hammer, or the Strange Wish to Make Health Disappear.” In Existential Medicine: Essays on Health and Illness., Rowman and Littlefield, Chapter 14, 2017
  • Waldron, Vince. Danaher, Joshua, Goman, C., Piemonte, Nicole, & Kloeber, Dayna. “Which Parental Messages about Morality are Accepted by Emerging Adults?” In Good Relationships: Moral Communication Across the Lifespan, Peter Lang, Chapter 3, 2015
  • Spike, Jeffrey & Piemonte, Nicole. "Persistent Vegetative State." In Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. Ed. J. Britt Holbrook. , Macmillian Reference USA, 2nd ed., Volume 3, 356-359, 2015

Articles

  • Fisher, Carla L., Kastrinos, Amanda (student), Piemonte, Nicole, Canzona, Mollie R., Wolf, Bianca & Pipe. "Coping with Breast Cancer Together: Challenging Topics for Mothers and Their Adolescent-Young Adult (AYA) Daughters.", Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 2021
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Shawn Abreu. “Some Jokes Aside: Responding to Colleagues Who Make Callous Jokes in Healthcare.”, American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. “Resiliency in Medicine: Staying Connected to What Matters Most”, The Clinical Teacher, Volume 16, Issue 4, 423-425, 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. “Turning Back to Oneself: Cultivating Vulnerability and Humility in the Health Professions.”, The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, 2019
  • Robert, Jason, Piemonte, Nicole, & Truten, Jack. “The Reflective Scribe.”, Journal of Medical Humanities, Volume 39, Issue 4, 447-454, 2018
  • Fletcher, Erica & Piemonte, Nicole.  “Beyond the Paradox of Neoliberalism: Cultivating Quiet Subversion in Service-Learning and Curriculum Development for the Pre-Health Humanities.”, Journal of Medical Humanities, Volume 38, Issue 4, 397-407, 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. “How the Medical Humanities Can Inform Health Communication Studies.”  , The Review of Communication, Volume 17, Issue 3, 137-148, 2017
  • McCammon, Susan, MD. & Piemonte, Nicole. “Continuous Palliative Sedation Until Death Should Not Be an Option of First Resort.”, Journal of Clinical Ethics, Volume 25, Issue 2, 124-134, 2015
  • Waldron, Vince, Kloeber, Dayna, Goman, Carmen, Piemonte, Nicole, & Danaher, J. “How Parents Communicate Right and Wrong: A Study of Memorable Moral Messages Recalled by Emerging Adults.”, Journal of Family Communication, Volume 14, Issue 4, 374-397, 2014
  • Piemonte, Nicole, & Hermer, Laura. (July/Aug. 2013). “Avoiding a ‘Death Panel’ Redux.”, Hastings Center Report, Volume 43, Issue 4, 20-28, 2013
  • Kassing, Jeffrey, Piemonte, Nicole, Goman, Carmen, & Mitchell, Curtis. “Dissent Expression as an Indicator of Work Engagement and Intention to Leave.”, Journal of Business Communication, Volume 49, Issue 3, 237-253, 2012
  • Liu, Jonathan, & Piemonte, Nicole. "Managing Challenges in Medical School: A Qualitative Study on Medical Student Resiliency.", 0000
  • Liu, Jonathan & Piemonte, Nicole. "Opening Up: Medical Student Resiliency and the Need for Vulnerability,” submitted for review to Perspectives on Medical Education., Perspectives on Medical Education, 0000
  • Michalec, Barret, Piemonte, Nicole, & Hafferty, Fred."The Elephant in the Room:Examining the Connections between Humility and Social Status." Journal of Humanities & Social Studies. 3[4]: 72-79, Journal of Humanities & Social Science Studies, 72-79, 0000
  • PIemonte, Nicole. “Last Laughs: Gallows Humor and Medical Education.” Journal of Medical Humanities 36:375–390., Journal of Medical Humanities, 36, 375-390, 0000
  • Michalec, Barret, Piemonte, Nicole, Jon Tilburt, and Frederic Hafferty. (Forthcoming 2021). “Humility: A Case Study in the Relevance of Philosophy for 21st Century Health Professions Education,” in Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education: A Journey Towards Mutual Understanding, edited by Megan EL Brown, Mario Veen, Gabrielle M. Finn., Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education: A Journey Towards Mutual Understanding, 0000
  • Raj, Jaya, Piemonte, Nicole, & Kristina Chapple. "Time to Take Action: Empowering Trainees through Education about Sexual Harassment.", MedEd Portal - AAMC

Publications

  • "Cultivating the Habits at the Heart of Patients Care." Podcast episode. Healing Pain. https://www.integrativepainscienceinstitute.com/podcasts, 2021
  • “Rethinking the Humanities in Medical Education.” The Polyphony: Conversations Across the Medical Humanities. Online magazine. www.thepolyphony.org., 2021
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Interview by Lila MacLellan. “Should We be Testing Doctors for Empathy?” Quartz. October 24, 2019. https://qz.com/work/1726642/should-we-test-medical-school-applicants-for-empathy., QJM, 2019
  • “Embedding the Humanities into Medical Education: How Embracing Vulnerability can Transform Healthcare.” Podcast episode. The Level Up Initiative. www.thelevelupinitiative.mykajabi.com, 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Annotation contributor to annotated text of Mary Shelley’s 1818 Frankenstein, intended for students in STEM education., The MIT Press, 2017

  • Piemonte, Nicole. “When Suffering Heals: How Embracing Our Shared Vulnerability Can Revolutionize Medical Education and Practice.”, 2015
  • Interview by Micah Mertes. “We are More than Molecules. Creighton Magazine. Feature article on the medical humanities. Creighton Magazine. Spring 2020. http://www.creighton.edu/creightonmagazine/2020sprfeaturewearemorethanmolecules/, Creighton Magazine, 0000
  • “Patients at the End of Life: What You Need to Know.” Webinar. The American Medical Association (AMA) Student Group. www.facebook.com/groups/AMAmedstudents/, 0000
  • Interview by Rick Ruggles. “Humanities, Medicine Merge In New UNO Program As More Schools Recognize Benefits To Patients, Providers.” Omaha World-Herald. Newspaper., Omaha World-Herald, 0000

Editing and Reviews

  • Piemonte, Nicole, & Hermer, Laura. “The Authors Reply.”, Hastings Center Report, Volume 44, Issue 2, 4, 2015

Presentations

  • Piemonte, Nicole. "Integrating the Humanities into Physical Therapy Curricula: Lessons from Medical Education." Panelist, "Exploring Connections Between Habits of Heart and Health: Re-imagining Physical Therapy Education." American Physical Therapy Education Leadership Conference. Atlanta, Georgia., 2021
  • Piemonte, Nicole. "Cultivating the Habits at The Heart of Patient Care: Compassion, Vulnerability, & Imagination." Keynote for American Physical Therapy Education Leadership Conference., 2021
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Epter, Mike. "Addressing Mistreatment in Clinical Learning Environment." Creighton University School of Medicine Faculty Development. Phoenix, AZ, 2021
  • "Vulnerability, Burnout, and COVID-19: How to Promote Wellness in the Clinical Setting." Panelist, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Wellness Retreat. Phoenix, AZ, 2021
  • "Welcoming First-Year Medical Students to Phoenix: A Closer Look at Our Curriculum." Creighton University School of Medicine Alumni Board Meeting. Phoenix, AZ., 2021
  • "Incorporating Palliative Care into Clinical Research Settings." The Society of Clinical Research Associates. Phoenix, AZ., 2021
  • "Writing Effective Evaluation in Healthcare Education." Creighton University, School of Medicine Faculty Development. Phoeniz, AZ, 2021
  • "The Invisible Influence of Medical Pedagogy: When the Medical Humanities are Not Enough" Panelist, "Teaching and Reading Vulnerability in Medical Humanities" The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research 4th Annual Congress, 2021
  • Eno, Cassie, Piemonte, Nicole, Charise Alexander Adams, Lee Budesheim, Gail Jensen, Tracy Leavelle, Barret Michalec, & Jim Smith. “Cultivating Empathy Among Medical Students: Evaluating the Incorporation of the Humanities into a Revised Medical Education Curriculum.” University Research Week. Creighton University. Omaha, NE, 2021
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Panelist. “Arizona Health Cultures Post-Covid: A Conversation on Humanities, the Arts, and Health.” Institute for Humanities Research, Creative Health Collaborations, and the Arizona Wellbeing Common. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ, 2021
  • Piemonte, Nicole. “Research in the Context of Serious Illness: When Patients Need to Make Big Decisions.” Arizona Clinical Research Meeting. Phoenix, AZ, 2021
  • Barret Michalec & Nicole Piemonte, Liz Harrell, Andreas Xyrichis, Tilburt, Jon & Hafferty, Fred "Role of Humility within Interprofessionalism: Introducing the Professional Humility Concept" Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education 7th Biennial Conference, 2021
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Shawn Abreu. “Communicating with Patients about Serious or Terminal Illness.” Creighton University School of Medicine Fourth-Year Capstone. Phoenix, AZ. April 12 & 21, 2021., 2021
  • Piemonte, Nicole. “Ethics at the End-of-Life: Dementia as an Example.” St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Ethics Committee. Phoenix, AZ. ., 2021
  • Humanities and Ethics in Physical Therapy Education. The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s Consortium for The Humanities, Ethics and Professionalism, 2021
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Confronting Suffering in the Health Professions. The Rehab Book Collective., 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Teaching the Millennial Learner: Active Learning in Healthcare Education. Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, Faculty Development Session, 2020
  • Rachel Jones & Nicole Piemonte. "Make it Stick: Key Concepts for Medical Student Learners. 2020 Medical Education Learning Specialists Annual Meeting, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Institute for the Medical Humanities Alumni Spotlight. 20th Annual Institute for the Medical Humanities Research Colloquium. Galveston, TX, 2020
  • Krebs Paula, Piemonte, Nicole & Camodeca, Gina. Panel presentation at the Health Humanities Undergraduate Education Working Group, National Humanities Conference, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Abreu, Shawn. "The Business of Death: Resisting the Commodification of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in the U.S. Health Care System." Human/e Health and Health Care Symposium. Creighton University, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole, Witt, Christopher, Dineen, Kelly & Vivekanandan, Renuga. Panel discussion following Jonathan Metzl's keynote "Dying of Whiteness: The Pandemic and Politics pf Racial Resentment" Human/e Health and Health Care Symposium. Creighton University., 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Incorporating Humanities and Ethics into Health Professions Curricula. The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s Consortium for The Humanities, Ethics and Professionalism Annual Business Meeting. Virtual Meeting, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Medical Students’ Experience with Medical Humanities Curricula. Faculty Lyceum, Department of Medical Humanities, Creighton University School of Medicine, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Best Practices in Radiology Education. Department of Radiology. Creighton University Alliance, Valleywise Health, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Advanced Dementia at the End of Life and Surrogate Decision-makers. Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. Phoenix, Arizona, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Shawn Abreu. “Communication in Serious Illness.” Creighton University School of Medicine Fourth-Year Capstone. Phoenix, AZ, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. "Professionalism and Vulnerability: Navigating Spaces of Suffering in Medical Practice" Grand Rounds, Department of Palliative Medicine. The Mayo Clinic, Phoenix AZ, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Death, Vulnerability, and Gallows Humor: The Hidden Curriculum of Anatomy Education. Creighton University’s Masters in Medical Science program. Omaha, NE, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Who Can Choose to End Suffering? Voluntarily Stopping Handfeeding as an Example. Creighton University Internal Medicine Residency Program, Valleywise Health Medical Center, 2020
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Keynote Address: Stories Matter: How Narratives Reveal Our Need For Others in Healthcare Practice and Education. Keynote presentation at the Second Annual Arizona Nexus Interprofessional Conference, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona., 2019
  • The Trials and Triumphs of Curriculum Revision: Integrating Ethics and Humanities in Medical Education. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2019 Learn Serve Lead National Meeting., 2019
  • Baer, Matt, Nicole Piemonte, and John Wolf. How Student-Led Meetings Focused on Reflection Can Alleviate Burnout. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2019 Learn Serve Lead National Meeting., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Rights vs. Needs: The Politics of Healthcare Access. Arizona State University, Lincoln Scholars Program., 2019
  • Raj, Jaya, Nicole Piemonte, and Kristina Chapple. Time to Take Action: Empowering Trainees through Education about Sexual Harassment. Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), 2019 Fall Meeting.  Denver, CO., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Active Learning in Obstetrics and Gynecology Training. Creighton University OB-Gyn Faculty Retreat. Valleywise Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Incorporating the Medical Humanities into Medical Education. The Kingfisher Institute’s Faculty Lyceum— "Locating Humanities in Medicine and Medicine in Humanities: Talking and Teaching Across Disciplines." Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2019
  • Weinberg, Jordan & Piemonte, Nicole. The Outward Mindset: The Key to Effective Leadership is Not What We Do but Who We Are. General Surgery Grand Rounds. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Richardson, Randy. Learning Strategies in Radiology Resident Education. Maricopa Integrated Health and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Radiology Retreat., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a Shared Vision for Radiology Education. Creighton Alliance Radiology Residency Program, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating and Sustaining Vision in Your Career. Neuroradiology Fellowship Program, Barrow Neurological Institute., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Transitioning to Intern Year. Department of Family Medicine Residency Program.
    Creighton University Alliance, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Thomas, Meghan. Intern Year: What’s in Store for Your Family. Creighton Surgery Residency Program’s Chairmen Welcome for Interns and Families. Scottsdale, Arizona., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. How Confronting Vulnerability and Suffering Can Change Your Medical Practice. Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Building Teams and Giving Feedback. Department of Family Medicine Residency Program.
    Creighton University Alliance, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a Positive Learning Environment and Giving Feedback. Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Graduate Medical Education Committee., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Autonomy and Beneficence at the End of Life. Clinical Pastoral Education Program. St.
    Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Phoenix, Arizona., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole, Fletcher, Erica, and Nate Johnson. Teaching in the Borderlands of Healthcare Education: Can the Humanities Be Relevant Without Reductionism?  The 8th Annual International Health Humanities Consortium. Chicago, Illinois., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Toxic Professionalism: Reconciling Spaces of Suffering in American Medicine. Keynote presentation at the 2019 You Are Here Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2019
  • Howell, Sandra & Piemonte, Nicole. Active Learning in Medical Education. Creighton University School of Medicine Leadership Retreat, Phoenix, Arizona., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Ethics at the End of Life: Withholding Food and Drink for a Patient with Advanced Dementia? Hospice of the Valley, Ethics Committee. Phoenix, Arizona., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Death, Dissection, and the Hidden Curriculum of Medical Education. Educational Techniques in Anatomy course, Creighton University’s Clinical Masters in Anatomy program. Omaha, Nebraska., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole, & Raj, Jaya. Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Clinical Learning Environment. Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Studying Smart: Preparing for the Family Medicine Board Exam, Department of Family Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Living vs. Being Alive: Exploring the Ethics of Caring for those in Minimally Conscious States. Panel presentation, Arizona State University, Center for Biology and Society., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Learning Theory in Medicine: How is it Relevant to Your Daily Practice? Department of Cardiology. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Burnout and Resiliency in Palliative Care. Department of Palliative Medicine. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. What is Suffering and How Do We Respond to it? Department of Chaplain Services. St.
    Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Chadwick, Jacque. Starting with “Why”: Creating a Shared Vision for Surgical Education.
    Creighton Alliance Surgery Retreat, Creighton University, Black Canyon City, Arizona., 2018
  • Thakrar, Hiral, Jaya Raj, & Nicole Piemonte. Creating a Culture of Well-Being: A Program Innovation in Internal Medicine to Promote Self-Care. Poster presented at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, Orlando, Florida., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Is Access to Healthcare a Human Right?: The Politics of Private Insurance. Arizona State University, Lincoln Scholars Program., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Obstacles to a Creating a Positive Learning Environment in OB-Gyn. OB-Gyn Resident Leadership Summit., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a CV and Nailing Your Interview. Department of Radiology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Best Practices in Clinical Teaching: Setting Expectations, Giving Feedback, and Leading Teams. Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty Grand Rounds, Maricopa Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. What Med School Never Taught You: Confronting Vulnerability and Suffering in Medical Practice. Distinguished Lecture, The Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions & Creighton University School of Medicine, Bergen Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Humanities and the Health Professions: What Medicine Can Teach Us about Being Human. Distinguished Lecture, The Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions & Creighton University School of Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. The Basics of Giving Feedback. Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Richardson, Randy, & Nicole Piemonte. Residents as Teachers: Clerkship Expectations and Giving Feedback.
    Medical Education Grand Rounds, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Psychological Safety and the Clinical Learning Environment.  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Mentoring in Graduate Medical Education: Navigating Appropriate Boundaries.
    Department of Family Medicine. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Residents as Teachers: Sustaining a Positive Learning Environment. Department of Neurology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. The Clinical Learning Environment. Department of Family Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Transitioning to Intern Year. Department of Family Medicine Residency Program.
    Creighton University Alliance, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Jaya Raj. Sexual Harassment and Mistreatment in the Clinical Learning Environment,
    Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Thakrar, Hiral, Jaya Raj, Nicole Piemonte, & Sonal Haerter. Wellness Half-Days: An Institution-Wide Intervention to Promote Self-Care. Presented at the Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, and Wellness Symposium, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Reducing Burnout & Being Well: Whose Job is it, Anyway? Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Faculty Development Retreat, The Arrogant Butcher., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Wellbeing Session: Reflective Writing, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Residents as Teachers: The Clinical Learning Environment, Giving and Receiving Feedback, and Leading Teams, Department of Radiology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Nakaji, Peter, MD, & Nicole Piemonte. Identifying and Supporting the Struggling Learner. Professional Development Workshop, Department of Academic Affairs, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Preparing for the Family Medicine Board Exam, Department of Family Medicine, St.
    Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Wellness and Psychological Safety in the Residency Training Environment, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Teaching for Humanism: Engaging Humanities to Foster Critical Dialogues in Medical Education. The Institute for Humanities Research, ASU, Tempe, Arizona., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Is Healthcare a Human Right?: The Ethics of Private Health Insurance. Arizona State University, Lincoln Scholars Program., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Authentic Leadership and High-Functioning Teams. Resident Retreat, Department of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Leading Teams and Creating a Positive Learning Environment. Resident Retreat for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a Positive Clinical Learning Environment, Department of Family Medicine, St.
    Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a Positive Learning Environment for Students and Fellow Residents, Department of Neurosurgery, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Giving and Receiving Feedback. Department of Family Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Randy Richardson & Nicole Piemonte, How Much Do They Matter?: Student and Resident Evaluations. Professional Development Workshop, Department of Academic Affairs, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Service vs Education: Engaging in Meaningful Work and Teaching. Professional Development Workshop, Department of Academic Affairs, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Giving and Receiving Feedback. Department of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Becoming a Healer: Using Poetry to Teach the Lived Experiences of Illness, Suffering, and Loss. Hippocrates Poetry and Medicine Symposium, Harvard University, School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. , 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a Positive Clinical Learning Environment, Department of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Mistreatment in the Clinical Learning Environment. Presented at the Resident as Teacher Workshop, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Clinical Learning Environment and Medical Student Mistreatment, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Incorporating the Medical Humanities into Medical Education. Presented to the Curriculum Revision Council, Creighton University, School of Medicine, 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Residents as Teachers: Setting Expectations for Students, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Cultivating the Moral Imagination in Healthcare Education. Humanities in Medicine Symposium, Mayo Clinic Phoenix, AZ, 2016
  • Reinforcing the Systems We'd Rather Resist: Critical Distance in Pre-health Education. The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Washington, D.C., 2016
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Caustic Creativity: Why Medical Slang and Gallows Humor Die Hard. Metaphors in Medicine, Dartington Hall, Totnes, England., 2016
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Teaching the Lived Experiences of Illness and Suffering in Undergraduate Healthcare Education. The International Coalition of North American Phenomenologists Annual Meetings, Phoenix, AZ, 2016
  • Robert, Jason & Piemonte, Nicole. Pre-Scribing Professionalism: Encouraging Self-Reflection and Professional Development Among Premed Students Working as Medical Scribes. The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
  • Fletcher, Erica & Piemonte, Nicole. Beyond the Paradox of Neoliberalism: Cultivating Subversive Politics in Service-Learning and Curriculum Development for the Pre-Health Humanities. Presented at the Arts and Health Humanities Conference, Cleveland, OH., 2016
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Robert, Jason. Opting Out of Childhood Vaccinations: An Interactive Effort to Uncover Shared Values Amidst Widespread, High-Stakes Disagreement. The Public Values Consortium 5th Biennial Workshop, Phoenix, AZ, 2016
  • Piemonte, Nicole, McCammon, Susan & Pearson, Rachel. Cultivating Healers: A Creative Re-Imagining of the Medical Self. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 17th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, 2015
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Determeyer, Peggy. Teaching the Professionals and the Public: The Two Sides of End-of-Life Care Education. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 17th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, 2015
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Reflective Writing and Professional Identity Formation. Presentation at the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics' September Speakeasy, Tempe Mission Palms, 2015
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Reflective Writing and Professional Identity Formation. Presentation at the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics’ September Speakeasy, Tempe Mission Palms, 2015
  • Piemonte, Nicole. What Should We Really Expect from Our Doctors? Lecture for “Introduction to the Medical Humanities,” undergraduate course at the University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences, 2015
  • Piemonte, Nicole. What Should We Really Expect from Our Doctors? Lecture for “Introduction to the Medical Humanities,” undergraduate course at the University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences,, 2015
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Existential Suffering and the Role of Medicine. Lecture for “Readings in Medicine and Society,” undergraduate course at the University of Houston, Honors College, 2015
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Heidegger, Ontological Death, and Medical Education. Panelist. The Institute for the Medical Humanities Research Colloquium, UTMB, Galveston, TX., 2014
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Curing, Caring, and Healing: What are the Goals of Medicine? Lecture given for the Physician-Healer Student Association Fall meeting, UTMB, 2014
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Hashmi, A. The Social Determinants of Health: A Workshop. Lecture for third-year medical students, UTMB, 2014
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Suffering and Care: Determining the Goals of Medicine. Lecture for “Introduction to Medicine and Society,” undergraduate course at the University of Houston, Honors College, 2014
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Students Together for Service: Giving Back to Our Community. Presented at UTMB’s President’s Cabinet Awards Dinner, Moody Gardens, 2014
  • Piemonte, Nicole, Schatte, Dawnelle, & Clark, Mark. Narratives of Identity Formation in Psychiatry Clerkship. Academy of Master Teachers Educational Symposium, Houston, TX, 2014
  • Piemonte, Nicole, Burns, Nick, Clark, Seth & Hashimi, Ahmar. Beyond Medicine: Social Health and Human Rights Developing and Innovative Population Health Curriculum for Preclinical Medical Students. Poster presentation. Preventative Medicine & Community Health Science Education Annual Conference, Galveston, TX, 2014
  • Clark, Mark, & Piemonte, Nicole. Autobiographical Composition and Professional Identity Formation: A Pilot Course. Poster presentation. 2014 Innovations in Health Science Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2014
  • Clark, Mark & Piemonte, Nicole. Autobiographical Composition and Professional Identity Formation: A Pilot Course. Poster presentation. 2014 Innovations in Health Science Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2014
  • Piemonte, Nicole, McCammon, Susan & Baker, Sarah. Cultivating Empathy: A Component of Professional Identity Formation in Medical Education. The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 15th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2013
  • Piemonte, Nicole. (Dis)placing Death: The Institutionalization of Death and Dying and the American Hospice Movement. Osler Student Societies Summer Seminar on Humanism in Medicine, UTMB, 2013
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Clark, Mark. Using Story and Creative Expression in Health Professions Education: Reflection and Expression to Professional Identity Formation. Academy of Master Teachers Educational Symposium, Houston, TX, 2013
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Fletcher, Erica. Prostitution in the "Sin City of the South": Revealing Inscriptions of Gender, Race, and Nation on Galveston Island from 1900 to 1950. Medicine and Social Sciences and Humanities Conference, 5th Annual Meeting, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2013
  • Piemonte, Nicole. “As Critical as Vital Signs”: Exploring the Nurse’s Role in the Initiation of End-of-Life Conversations. Nursing Ethics Seminar, UTMB, 2013
  • Waldron, Vincent, Piemonte, Nicole, Kloeber, Dayna, Goman, Carmen & Danaher, Joshua. How Parents Communicate Right and Wrong: A Study of Moral Messages Recalled by Emerging Adults. National Communication Association 97th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2012
  • PIemonte, Nicole. Learning through Care for the Dying. Panelist "Spaces for Suffering at the End of Life: Learning through Living and Dying" The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 14th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2012
  • Fisher, Carla, Pipe, Teri, Piemonte, Nicole & Wolf, Bianca. Difficult Topics for Mothers and Daughters when Coping with Breast Cancer. European Association for Communication in Healthcare, International Conference, St. Andrews University, Scotland, 2012
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Fletcher E. Regulating Vice: Anti-Miscegenation and Prostitution during Galveston’s Open Era and On the Line: Prostitution in the “Sin City of the South.” UTMB History of Medicine Social Club, 2012
  • Piemonte, Nicole. A Second-Person Experience of Suffering: Learning through Care for the Dying. The Institute for the Medical Humanities, Student Colloquium, UTMB, Galveston, TX, 2012
  • Waldron, Vincent, Piemonte, Nicole, Kloeber, Dayna, Goman, Carmen, Danaher, Joshua & Gracia, Frank. Intergenerational Communication of Memorable Moral Messages. National Communication Association, 96th Annual Conference, San Francisco, 2010
  • Kassing, Jeffrey, Piemonte, Nicole, Goman, Carmen & Mitchell, Curtis. Dissent Expression as n Indicator of Work Engagement and Intention to Leave. National Communication Association, 96th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • The Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) is Arizona’s first state- licensed, free, student-run, integrated clinic and community initiative. Because there is a paucity in the literature about sustainable models to fund student- run free clinics, this project received a research grant from a Dignity-ASU collaboration in order to develop a sustainable funding model for SHOW and for student-run free clinics more generally.
  • Burnout and Resiliency Among Medical Students This qualitative study—which includes open-ended interviews and focus groups—intends to explore how students conceptualize resiliency and what they draw on to remain resilient during difficult times throughout medical training.
  • Nicole Piemonte, Ph.D and Cassie Eno, Ph.D. This project will explore how medical students' identities are shaped by their experiences in the medical and humanities sessions the revised curriculum in the School of Medicine at Creighton University. We have assembled an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the School of Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and the Kingfisher Institute to design a mixed methods study to capture the effects of these curricular experiences.
  • Nicole Piemonte, PhD, Kathleen Bring, MS-4, Brianna Bahe, MS-4. This study intends to examine AAMC data to determine whether disparities in research opportunities exist among female medical students. While data indicates that disparities in number of publications and research opportunities exist among clinical faculty nationally, no study to date has looked at disparities among medical students.
  • Liz Harrell, DNP, PMHNP-BC and Shannon Dirksen, Ph.D., Nicole Piemonte, Ph.D. The Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) is Arizona’s first state-licensed, free, student-run, integrated clinic and community initiative. Because there is a paucity in the literature about sustainable models to fund student-run free clinics, this project received a research grant from a Dignity-ASU collaboration in order to develop a sustainable funding model for SHOW and for student-run free clinics more generally.
  • Jason Robert, PhD, Nicole Piemonte, PhD, Jack Truten, PhD. Little attention has been paid to the formation of the future medical self that takes place during students’ premedical years before applying to medical school. As such, we developed a new Reflective Scribe program where students employed as medical scribes are invited to participate in reflective writing sessions, guided by a trained facilitator. This is just one component of a suite of narrative ethics and professionalism programs we intend to develop.
  • Mark Clark, PhD, Nicole Piemonte, MA. This project involved the creation of a life-writing and discussion-group medical school elective aimed at composing autobiographical prose that reflects upon and cultivates components of professional identity formation.
  • This study examined maladaptive communication patterns between mothers and young adult daughters in relation to coping and health promotion/prevention behavior after mothers received a cancer diagnosis.

Awards and Honors

  • The Kingfisher Award, Creighton University , 2021
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee, Gold Humanism Honor Society , 2021
  • The Peekie Nash Carpenter Endowed Chair in Medicine, Creighton University , 2020
  • National Communication Association, Family Communication Division , 2019
  • Golden Apple, Creighton University, School of Medicine , 2018
  • First place, Wellness Poster Award, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, 2018
  • Harry Huntt Ransom Fellowship in the Medical Humanities, UTMB, 2014
  • University Federal Credit Union Scholarship, UTMB, 2014
  • Jason E. Perlman Memorial Award, UTMB, 2014
  • Chester R. Burns Institute for the Medical Humanities Alumni Award, UTMB, 2013
  • John D. and Mary Ann Stobo Award in Oslerian Medicine, UTMB, 2013
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, UTMB, 2013
  • Zelda Zinn Casper Scholarship Award, UTMB, 2013
  • William Bennett Bean Scholarship in the Medical Humanities Award, UTMB, 2013
  • Top Thesis Award, Communication and Aging, National Communication Assoc., 2012
  • Early Career Scholar Award, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities , 2012
  • Graduate Fellowship Award, Arizona State University , 2010
  • Master of Arts Communication Studies Scholarship Award, ASU, 2009
  • Provost Scholarship, Full Tuition Waiver, Arizona State University , 2004