Medical Ethics Lecture Series with the HAM-TMC Library
Each year, the McGovern Center co-sponsors a lecture series in Medical Ethics with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. In past presentations, topics ranged from eugenics to health care reform to vaccinations.
- March 5-October 31: Exhibition from the Holocaust Museum Houston
- May 20: Guided Tour of the Exhibit with Bryan Howell, a docent from the Holocaust Museum Houston
- June 9: Official Exhibition Opening and Book Signing with Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld, author of Medicine After the Holocaust: From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond. Dr. Rubenfeld is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
- September 14: "Reflections Upon Galatea" by Dr. John Lienhard, MD Anderson Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and History at the University of Houston
- September 29: Panel Discussion on "Medical Ethics, Eugenics, and the Holocaust," featuring Dr. Thomas Cole of the McGovern Center as Moderator, and panel participants, Rabbi Samuel E. Karff, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, and Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld
- October 4: "Clinical, Ethical, and Genetic Implications of Two Atomic Bombs and Beyond," Dr. Tomoko Steen, Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University and Research Specialist at the Library of Congress in the Science, Technology, and Business Division
- September 21: Panel Discussion on "Implications of Health Care Reform," which will explore how impending health care reform will affect institutions of the Texas Medical Center and health care in general, and featuring Dr. Thomas Cole of the McGovern Center as Moderator and Panelists Roberta Schwartz, Senior Vice President of Operations for Methodist Hospital; Dr. Pauline Rosenau, Professor of Management, Policy, and Community Health at the School of Public Health at UTHealth; and Dr. Laurence B. McCullough, Associate Director of Education and Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics, and Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
- September 18: "Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development," Dr. Peter Hotez, Founding Dean of the Baylor College of Medicine National School for Tropical Medicine.
- October 18: "How Will Houston Deal with a Pandemic?," Dr. David E. Persse, Department of Health & Human Services, City of Houston
- January 24, 2013: "Immunization in the US: The Best or Worst in Its Class?," Dr. Anne Schuchat, Assistant Surgeon General for the United States Public Health Services
- February 28: "Emerging Zoonotic Viral Infections: Do They Find Us or Do We Find Them?," Dr. C. J. Peters, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases at The University of Texas Medical Branch
- April 3: "Polio: A Look Back at America's Most Successful Public Health Crusade," Dr. David Oshinsky, Pulitzer Price winning author of Polio: An American Story, and Professor of History at The University of Texas at Austin
- April 11: "New Vaccines: How and Why ACIP Makes Vaccine Recommendations," Dr. Larry Pickering, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases