One U-M physician ‘Dock’tors up patient care

February 16, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This year, the university is celebrating its 200th birthday. In honor of the bicentennial, Headlines will run a monthly series looking at the people, places and events that helped make U-M and Michigan Medicine the beacon of education and health care it is today.

One such person was George Dock, who came to U-M in 1891 as the first full-time professor of medicine in the United States.

Regarded as a superb diagnostician, Dock was reputed to be the best clinical pathologist in the country. Yet for all of his fame, Dock made an even greater impact as a teacher with his students and patients in Ann Arbor.

Click here to read a remarkable multi-part series on Doctor Dock, his time at U-M and his role in advancing the study of medicine both at the Medical School and around the world.

To learn more about U-M’s history and the people and events that helped shape it, there are a number of upcoming events that are free and open to Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. Here are some highlights:

  • Panel discussion, “Academic Freedom in Times of War”: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, Tisch Hall
  • Panel discussion, “Symposium 1917: Michigan’s Great War and its Aftermath”: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, Tisch Hall
  • Panel discussion, “Science and Reputation: Biology, Social Thought and the Modern University”: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
  • Gifts of Art presents Classical Piano with Louis Nagel, U-M professor emeritus: 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, March 2, University Hospital
  • 25th Wallenberg Lecture with Bryan Stevenson, civil rights lawyer: 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, Rackham Auditorium
  • Lecture, “Money Matters: Remaking U-M in the Auto Age”: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, March 13, Hatcher Graduate Library

Click here for a full calendar and more information on all U-M bicentennial events.

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