Nellie Hermann MFA is Creative Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her first novel, The Cure for Grief, received national acclaim in such publications as Time Magazine, Elle, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and others. Hermann's short story "Can We Let the Baby Go?" won first prize in Glimmer Train's 2008 "Family Matters" competition and was published in the Winter, 2010 issue; another story of hers appeared in Glimmer Train in August, 2012. Ms Hermann is a graduate of Brown University and
the M.F.A. program at Columbia and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Pamela Ironside PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF is a professor and Director of the Center for Research in Nursing Education at Indiana University. Her research investigates the ways new pedagogies influence the practices of thinking in nursing courses, the ways students’ interactions with faculty and preceptors during clinical experiences influence learning, and the ways in which nursing faculty undertake innovation in their courses. She is a member of the National Advisory Council for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative, Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education. Dr. Ironside is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nursing Education. She is the recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Education Research award from the National League for Nursing, as well as the Advancing the Science of Nursing award for the Education Section of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Dr. Ironside has published numerous articles and presented at regional, national,and international conferences on Narrative Pedagogy.