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Humanities, Health & Medicine Lecture Series: The Story After the Story

Location: Health Learning Building Auditorium (HLB 1.111)

Address: 1501 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78712 | View Map »

Date: Friday, November 10, 2023

Time: 5:30–7 p.m.

Contact: Scott Graham

About the Event

In this installment of the Humanities, Health and Medicine Lecture series, Abraham Verghese, M.D., MACP, presents “The Story After the Story: Humanism and Medicine Post-COVID.” The event includes a lecture and a reading.

Verghese is a bestselling author and a prominent voice in medicine with a uniquely humanistic view of the future of health care. Trained in infectious diseases and pulmonary medicine, he holds the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professorship at Stanford University School of Medicine.

In addition to patient care and teaching, he leads PRESENCE, a multidisciplinary center that studies the human experience of patients, physicians and caregivers. A phenomenally successful author with tremendous popular appeal, Verghese is best known for his novel “Cutting for Stone” that spent 107 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His recent release, “The Covenant of Water,” debuted on the bestseller and was selected as the 101st pick for Oprah’s Book Club.

Verghese has served on the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, is a Master of the American College of Physicians, and has been honored with the National Humanities Medal.

Register to attend.

Parking is available at the Health Center Garage.

Upon request, interpretation services will be provided at this event. Please notify Scott Graham at by Oct. 20, 2023, if interpretation is needed.

For questions or more information on the event, email

The series is supported by a generous gift from Jill Hall and Sterling Smith, as well as by the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities from the College of Liberal Arts.