OMHA Events

Events

American Archives Month

2013 Celebrating the History of the University Hospital, 1976 - 1998

On October 24, 2013, the Lamar Soutter Library hosted an event to observe American Archives month and celebrate the history of University Hospital.
2011 Celebrating the History of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1979 - 2011

On October 12, 2011, the Lamar Soutter Library, in collaboration with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, hosted an event to observe American Archives month and celebrate the history of the GSBS.
2010 Celebrating the History of the Graduate School of Nursing, 1985 - 2010

This 25th anniversary celebration of the GSN was held on October 19, 2010. It included a luncheon and panel discussion on Leadership for a Future of Caring. Learn more about the event, the speakers and the history of the Graduate School of Nursing.
2009 Celebrating the History of UMass Medical School, 1970 - 2009

Look How Far We've Come! On October 13, 2009, we celebrated the founding and first decade of the School of Medicine. Learn more about the event, the speakers and the history of the medical school.

Additional Past Events

11-8-2012 The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception
Talk and book signing by Heather Prescott, PhD, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University.
10-18-2012 Kindles, iPads and Nooks: Academic Publishing in the Age of eBooks
Lunchtime panel discussion of academic publishing in the era of the eBook, with Ellen More, Ph.D., Head , Office of Medical History and Archives, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UMMS, and Kent Anderson, CEO, J. of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
3-2-2011 Oliver Wendell Holmes: Physician and Man of Letters
Talk and book signing by Scott Harris Podolsky, MD, Harvard University, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Social Medicine, Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Medical Library. Co-sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine Committee.
9-22-2010 The Writer as Doctor: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Production of Medical Discourse
Talk and book signing by Martha Cutter, PhD, Assoc. Professor of English and African American Studies, UConn, author of Unruly Tongue: Identity and Voice in American Women's Writing, 1850-1930; and The Doctor as Writer, a talk by Suzana Makowski, MD, Palliative Care Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Division, UMass Memorial. Co-sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine Committee.
9-9-2010—10-16-2010 The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Yellow Wallpaper"
An exhibit developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, "The Literature of Prescription" examines a 19th-century writer's challenge to the medical profession and therapeutic power of writing.
3-17-2010 Woman-Centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth
A talk and book signing by Lucy M. Candib, MD, Professor, and Sara Shields, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMMS, editors of Women-Centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Co-sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine committee.
11-18-2009 Personal Stories, Political Change: Women Physicians and American Medicine
A talk and book signing by Ellen More, PhD., Head, Office of Medical History and Archives and Professor of Psychiatry, UMMS, editor of Women Physicians and the Cultures of Medicine. Co-sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine committee.
9-23-2009 Keeping Modern in Medicine, Pharmaceutical Promotion and Continuing Medical Education, 1959-2009
A presentation and book signing by Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, of Harvard University, author of the book Prescribing By Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of Disease (2007, Johns Hopkins University Press. Co-sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine committee and the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School.
9-17-2008 The Image of Modern Medicine: Professional Identity and Visual Culture in America at the Turn of the 20th Century
A presentation by John Harley Warner, Ph.D, Avalon Professor and Chair of the History of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine. Co-sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine Committee.
3-19-2008 "Yours for Humanity – Abby"
A one-woman play about Abby Kelley Foster, the 19th century Worcester abolitionist and women's rights activist, performed by Lynne McKenney Lydick. Sponsored by the Faculty Women's Committee, the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office, and the Library's Office of Medical History and Archives.
3-12-2008 The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States
By Carla Yanni, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History and Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rutgers University, and author of The Architecture of Madness. Co-sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine Committee.
2-5-2008 The Infamous Study: Rethinking Tuskegee, Syphilis and American Culture
By Susan Reverby, Ph.D., Professor of Women's Studies, Wellesley College, and author of the prize-winning book, Ordered to Care: The Dilemma of American Nursing. She now concentrates her research on the notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Professor Reverby helped lobby successfully for President Clinton to offer a formal apology to the survivors and their heirs. She continues to speak widely on the history of gender, ethics, and health care issues. Sponsored by the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office and the Library's Office of Medical History and Archives.
11-29-2007 Inaugural Reception for the University of Massachusetts Medical School Authors' Collection
Opening remarks by Dean Terry Flotte, M.D.
9-18-2007—11-27-2007 History of Medicine Student-Faculty Seminar: UMMS Optional Enrichment Elective
Faculty: Ellen More, Ph.D., Richard Glew, M.D., Thomas Cropley, M.D.
4-5-2007 The Genetic Etiology of Psychiatric Disorders in Historical Perspective: The Case of Tourette Syndrome
By Howard Kushner, Ph.D., Nat C. Robertson Distinguished Professor, Emory University. Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Psychiatry, UMMS.
3-28-2007 Women and Mentoring
By Naomi Rogers, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History of Medicine and of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University. Co-sponsored by the Faculty Women's Committee, UMMS.

Changing the Face of Medicine Exhibit, May 5 – June 15, 2006: Events

6-12-2006 Girl Scout Family Night
Girl Scouts of all ages, as well as their friends and families, are welcome to explore the history of women and medicine during this special Girl Scout open house. With your sister and brother Scouts, you'll tour the national traveling Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating Amerca's Women Physicians exhibit.
6-7-2006 A Lady Alone, Elizabeth Blackwell, MD: First Woman Doctor in America
A one-act play written by Lynn Eckhert, MD, former chair, Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMMS; performed by Linda Gray Kelley.
6-5-2006 A World Full of Stories: Writing and Medicine
Reception, Lecture, and Book-Signing. Speaker: Perri Klass, MD – Medical Director and President, Reach Out and Read National Center, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the LSL and the Humanities in Medicine Committee.
5-30-2006 Film: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (Rated R)
Fictional account of the work of Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann
5-23-2006 Film: Yesterday (Rated R)
An intimate portrait of an African mother's struggle with AIDS.
5-16-2006 Film: Something the Lord Made (Rated PG)
An account of the contributions of Dr. Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas at first at Vanderbilt and then, with Dr. Helen B. Taussig, at Johns Hopkins in the treatment of "blue baby" syndrome.
5-9-2006 Worcester District Medical Society and the Lamar Soutter Library – Co-sponsors: "Meet the Author Series"
5:30 p.m.: Reception and Dedication of the "Women in Medicine" Book Collection
6:15 p.m.: "Testing the Boundaries: Women Physicians and Sex Education—The Case of Dr. Mary S. Calderone, by Ellen S. More, Ph.D. Head, Office of Medical History and Archives; Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UMMS.
5-7-2006 Women & Medicine – Behind the Scenes Program – Girl Scouts of Montachusett Council, Inc.
Discover the history and world of medicine from the female perspective during a guided tour through the traveling Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physician exhibition.
5-5-2006 The Women's Health Initiative: An Update
"Perspectives on Women's Health Research and Biomedical Careers" – Dr. Vivian W. Pinn. "Building on the Women's Health Initiative at UMMS" – Dr. Judith K. Ockene. The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) is a long-term study that has focused on strategies for preventing heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Dr. Pinn is Director of the Office of Research on Women's Health at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ockene is Professor of Medicine and the Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMMS, and Principal Investigator for the WHI study at UMMS/Fallon Clinic.
5-5-2006 Opening Celebration
Join us for the opening of the exhibit in the Lamar Soutter Library.
  • Welcome and opening remarks – Elaine R. Martin, DA, Director of Library Services, Lamar Soutter Library
  • Ribbon-cutting and remarks by Aaron Lazare, M.D., Chancellor and Dean of UMass Medical School
  • Winners of the Student Essay Contest will be announced and awards presented.
  • Featured speaker and exhibit honoree: Lucy Candib, M.D., Family Health Center-Worcester and Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, UMMS.