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Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology, Panel Discussion: "Science and Humanities: An Intertwined Helix"

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO), 4.122
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

Please join us for the panel discussion on the value of humanities in science and medicine.

Ideal for students seeking health profession-related careers, the event features brief talks by a panel of four experts on the intersection of science and humanities in various settings with a special focus on healthcare. The panel includes an audience Q&A as well as a presentation of compiled resources for further exploration on the topic. 

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Dr. Marvin Stone will present on William Osler and the value of humanities in medicine. The great physician-educator, William Osler, likened the Humanities and Science to “twin berries on one stem.”  Even though medical knowledge continues to accelerate, a strong case can be made that the Humanities are equally important as Science.

Bio: Dr. Marvin J. Stone, MD, MACP, FRCP is Chief Emeritus of Hematology and Oncology at Baylor University Medical Center/Dallas,  Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine, and Clinical Professor of Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas.  He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), and Trustee of the Southwestern Medical Foundation.

Dr. Fred Grinnell will talk about how science meets the humanities in the field of biomedical ethics.

Bio: Fred Grinnell, PhD is the Robert McLemore Professor of Medical Science in the department of cell biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he joined the faculty in 1972. Dr. Grinnell teaches bioethics and does research on science education. In 1998, he founded and was the first director of the UT Southwestern Ethics in Science and Medicine Program and later organized the North Texas Bioethics Network.

Dr. Scott H. Podolsky will focus on the teaching of social medicine and the medical humanities and the utility of the history of medicine in medical education and in practice.  

Bio: Dr. Scott H. Podolsky, MD is a Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, and a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He authored, co-authored, and co-edited numerous publications on the history of medicine, including but not limited to The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015).  He has also written extensively on the history of clinical trials.

Mr. Doyen Rainey, MAT will discuss the value of humanities in the health profession through the presentation on Punctuation... and Critical Reasoning.

Bio: Doyen Rainey, MAT, is a UT Dallas alum. He was a McDermott Legacy Scholar and campus leader, active in Student Government, and as Speaker for the Collegium V honors college. He earned three Teacher Certifications and a Master's in Teaching, bachelor's degrees in Literary Studies and Psychology, and a national Scholastic Art and Writing award for short fiction. Since joining the Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC), Mr. Rainey has created four UT Dallas classes including Verbal Reasoning for Pre-Health, one of the nation’s most effective short curricula to develop critical thinking for MCAT.

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Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students


Research, Science & Technology, Career and Professional Development



Arts, Humanities, and Technology
Contact Information
Magdalena Grohman
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