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Dr. Sherry-Ann Brown
Founder of Lyrical Mezzanine
Dr. Sherry-Ann Brown is a physician and a scientist, who trained as a heart specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She has presented her poetry at various locations around the United States and the Caribbean. Several of her medical poems have been published in medical and scientific journals and magazines. She has recited her poetry on Mayo Clinic Radio, and she has been featured on the Mayo Clinic News Website. She helps lead medical missions and education teams throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. She infuses poetry into all areas of learning, study, and practice. She enjoys traveling, music, good food, and great conversations.
Dr. Brown designed Lyrical Mezzanine exhibitions as multimedia conceptual art shows online and live in virtual reality, or offline in 3D. Lyrical Mezzanine artwork introduces components that viewers can visualize or touch, enhancing the multiple senses involved in the exhibition. Thus, ‘feeling’ is emphasized comprehensively – literally and figuratively.
Limited Sample of Artist's Very First Exhibits
Two-dimensional displays of poetry
related to life, science, and medicine
Two-person exhibition, PhD Thesis Poetry Exhibition, Farmington, CT
Annual Group exhibition, UCHC Cultural Festival, Farmington, CT
Group exhibition, New Life Fellowship Coffeehouse, Plainville, CT
Limited Sample of Live Medical & Science Humanities Appearances
Recitals of original poetry about science, medicine, medical humanities, and humanity to audiences of health professional faculty and students, as well as general public audiences
2016 DiVerse Poetry Slam, Rochester, MN
2016 American Physical Society Conference, Middletown, CT
2016 UCONN Health Careers Opportunities Program, Farmington, CT
2016 UCONN Health MD/PhD Program, Farmington, CT
2016 Clinician Investigator Conference, Rochester, MN
2016 Cardiovascular Research Seminar, Rochester, MN
2014 Summer Medical Institute, Philadelphia, PA
2011 The Geezers Annual Member-Spouse Dinner, New Haven, CT
2011 UCONN PhD thesis presentation, Farmington, CT
2004-2011 Annual UCHC Culture Shock Festival/Show, Farmington, CT
2007 American Society for Cell Biology Meeting: Cell Slam,
2001-2004 Annual Wesleyan University Cultural Shows, Middletown, CT
2013 Biophysical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Sample Honors & Awards for Medical/Science Humanities
2013 Biophysical Society Travel Award, Philadelphia, PA
Awarded based on biophysics accomplishments including science poetry.
2011 Geezer Memorial Book Award, New Haven, CT
Awarded for original medical humanities poem Anonymous.
Limited Sample of Medical Humanities Publications
“Creative expression of science through poetry and other media can enrich medical and science education”, Front Neurol 2015 Jan; 22(6):3.
“Always Remember: A Letter to Medical Students, Interns, Residents, Fellows, and Junior Faculty”, in Human: Voices of Tomorrow’s Doctors, in production with University Press of New England, 2019.
“Somebody Tell Me”, The Oncologist 2019: 24:1.
“I love the spine neck”, in Poetic Science: Bidirectional Reflection in Science and Medicine as Reflection. In press, The Permanente Journal, 2018.
“A delicate dance”, in Poetic Science: Bidirectional Reflection in Science and Medicine as Reflection. In press, The Permanente Journal, 2018.
“Ataxic Matchmaker”, in Poetic Science: Bidirectional Reflection in Science and Medicine as Reflection. In press, The Permanente Journal, 2018.
“Coincident Incident”, in Poetic Science: Bidirectional Reflection in Science and Medicine as Reflection. In press, The Permanente Journal, 2018.
“COTTAGE ART”, in Principles for developing patient avatars in precision and systems medicine. Front. Genet. 2015; 6:365. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2015.00365.
“Morning Glory: A portrait of strength”. Minn Med. 2014 Oct;97(10):56.
“Just One More Step”. Minn Med. 2014 Oct;97(1):56.
“Our Cadaver”. Minn Med. 2012 Dec;98(12):34.
“Anonymous (abridged version)”. Conn Medicine 2011 Aug;75(7):412.
“How will I dance?” Generations 2010 June; 38(2):34.