Laurie Garrett, Abraham Verghese will speak at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics 10th Anniversary Celebration

Books are available in the Briscoe Library

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics will celebrate its 10th anniversary October 10-12 with a number of events to honor its four areas of emphasis: Community Service Learning, Global Health, Ethics and Professionalism, and Literature and Art.  Details can be found on the 10th anniversary website (

Laurie Garrett and Abraham Verghese, two well-known authors, will speak as part of the celebration.

Laurie Garrett will deliver the 10th Annual Frank Bryant, Jr., MD Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics on Thursday, October 11, Noon to 1:00 p.m., Holly Auditorium.  Ms. Garrett is Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, a best-selling author and the only journalist ever to win the Pulitzer, Polk, and Peabody prizes.  The following books by Laurie Garrett are available for checkout in the library:

  • I Heard the Sirens ScreamGarrett, Laurie (2011). I Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks. Kindle e-book.  (Kindle with e-book available for check-out at the Circulation Desk).
  • Garrett, Laurie (1995). The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance. Penguin.   (WA 105 G239c 1994)
  • Garrett, Laurie (2001). Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. Hyperion.  (WA 530.1 G239b 2000)

Abraham Verghese will speak about “The Pen and the Stethoscope” on Thursday, October 11, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Holly Auditorium.  Dr. Verghese is a best-selling author, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, and founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics.  Books by Dr. Verghese available for check-out are:

  • Cutting for StoneVerghese, A. (2009).   Cutting for Stone:  A Novel.  Knopf. (PS 3622 E744c 2009).
  • Verghese, A. (1999).  The Tennis Partner.  HarperPerennial. (WZ 100 V496t 1999).
  • Verghese, A.  (1995).  My Own Country:  A Doctor’s Story. (WC 503.4.AT2 V496m 199

Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries