Bicentennial lectures to focus on Making Michigan Medicine

February 1, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Next week, Michigan Medicine employees are invited to two discussions that will help honor the university’s bicentennial celebration.

The talks are part of the Making Michigan Medicine lecture series, in recognition of this term’s Bicentennial LSA Theme Semester.

Here is a rundown of the discussions, which are free and open to all faculty, staff, students, colleagues and friends:

A Hospital of Our Own: The Origins and Early History of the University of Michigan Hospital

In 1869, U-M opened the first hospital in the U.S. to be owned and operated by a university. Professor Joel Howell (History, Internal Medicine, and Health Management and Policy) will discuss the debates over whether U-M should run a hospital, who should run it, what should be in it, why the university decided to keep the hospital in Ann Arbor, and what difference these decisions have made to medical research, education, and patient care in Ann Arbor and elsewhere.

When: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6

Where: Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, Room 100

Frederick Novy and the Beginnings of Bacteriology in American Medicine, 1889-1933

Professor Powel Kazanjian (Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, History) will consider the origins of basic science and laboratory science in American medicine and medical education by exploring the career of Frederick Novy and the origins of bacteriology in American medicine. Novy was a student and later a professor in the U-M Medical School, where he performed pioneering work in the field.

When: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8

Where: Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, Room 100

Contact lsa200-theme-semesters@umich.edu if you would like additional information about Bicentennial LSA Theme Semester events.

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