UMMS celebrates American Archives Month with history of the hospital

Lamar Soutter Library’s Office of Medical History hosts panel discussion on history of University Hospital

10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

In celebration of American Archives Month, the Lamar Soutter Library’s Office of Medical History will host a lunchtime panel discussion called Look How Far We’ve Come (and How We Got Started): Celebrating the History of University Hospital. The event will be held in the Faculty Conference Room on the Worcester campus on Thursday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch.

To celebrate the history of the founding and early development of University Hospital, which opened in 1976, the Office of Medical History has assembled a distinguished panel of witnesses who each have a unique first-person perspective on how the University Hospital came to be.

Moderated by Marianne Felice, MD, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics & gynecology, the panel includes Gail Hines, daughter of James P. Loughlin, Worcester native and state labor leader; John Conte, Esq., the former Massachusetts State Senator and Worcester District Attorney; Oscar Starobin, MD, professor of medicine; Ira S. Ockene, MD, the David J. and Barbara D. Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine; Anne M. Bourgeois, EdD, former president of UMass Medical Center/UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus, O. Nsidinanya Okike, MD, professor of surgery; and Richard H. Glew, MD, professor of medicine.

To RSVP, send an email to Ellen More at ellen.more@umassmed.edu by Oct. 22.