Humanities Month Contest Winners

Image: Katherine Cox, Vertical Wellness (Second Place Winner)

For the first time, the Library expanded its annual Poetry Contest to include art and narrative prose, and invited OHSU staff, students, faculty and volunteers to submit their creative work. Contest winners and participants were honored at an April 10 celebration event, which included readings, artwork, and a presentation by the Maggie Aulet-Leon, Cody Woll, and Wakaba Omi, M.D. Candidates, student coordinators of Aerial arts magazine. See below for a full list of contest winners, or check them out on the Library website.


  • Raquel Padilla Moore, Student, PA Program
    Womb Beats (First Place Winner)
  • Alexei Ku, Resident Physician, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
    Sunrise Down the Hall (Second Place Winner)
    Social History: Not Obtained (Honorable Mention)
  • Elizabeth Lahti, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
    An Inconvenient Growth (Third Place Winner)
  • Jordan Carlman, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Science Education Opportunities
    When Included (Honorable Mention)
  • John Townes, Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases
    What as We the Shepherds Good (Honorable Mention)
  • Natasha Warikoo, M.D./Ph.D. Candidate
    Closing (Honorable Mention)
    Braids (Honorable Mention)


  • Natasha Warikoo, M.D./Ph.D. Candidate
    Where to Put It (Winner)
  • Jennifer Lycette, Assistant Professor, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Community Hematology/Oncology
    Exist in Both Moments (Winner)


  • Payel Kundu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Neuroscience
    Mac Hall Espresso (First Place Winner)
    Untitled (Third Place Winner)
  • Katherine Cox, Administrative Coordinator, Statewide GME
    Vertical Wellness (Second Place Winner)

Inspired to create some art or writing of your own? Keep an eye on the Library website for updates about next year’s contest and future humanities programming!