Grant Taylor Lectureship
The Grant Taylor Lectureship was established by Dr. Taylor's longtime friend and colleague, Dr. John P. McGovern. Dr. McGovern founded and directed the McGovern Allergy Clinic in Houston and held appointments at each of the institutions that sponsor this lectureship—The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Baylor College of Medicine, and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
As Dr. McGovern explained,
"The annual Grant Taylor Lectureship was created to honor a superlative physician-teacher, noble human being, warm and steadfast friend, who in his calm and unpretentious manner consistently—by precept and deed with his patients, students, and colleagues—has fostered the inspiring twin ideals that the best of the art and science of medicine be leavened always with a pervasive and unfettered humanism; and secondly, while doing so, to help nourish and perpetuate that sense of unity concord created through cooperative attitudes and mutual endeavors between disparate units of our Texas Medical Center and all our medical community."
H. Grant Taylor, M.D.
A native of Canada, Dr. Harvey Grant Taylor earned his A.B. in Education and Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. He earned his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine, where he eventually served as Associate Dean.
Later in his career, Dr. Taylor was Chief of Pediatrics at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute and Dean of the UT Postgraduate School of Medicine in Houston.
Dr. Taylor also served as Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Director Emeritus of Continuing Education at The UT Science Center at Houston. Dr. Taylor passed away in 1995.
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