The Texas Medical Center Women’s History Project will hold a reception during Women’s History Month 4-6 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in the foyer of the TMC Library, located at 1133 John Freeman Blvd., to recognize the significant contributions made by women to the development of the Texas Medical Center (TMC). The event is free and open to the public.
The Texas Medical Center Women’s History Project’s goal is to preserve these women’s oral history interviews and materials within the TMC Library’s Archives and to make them available to researchers and institutions of the TMC. The project was started in 2013 and each year, five prominent women are chosen across the institutions, their oral histories recorded for posterity and transcribed for preservation within the archives of the TMC Library.
This will be the third installation of inductees into the program. The women are: Drs. Robin Britt, professor emeritus, Texas Woman’s University; Janet Butel, Baylor College of Medicine; Asha Kapadia, UTHealth, School of Public Health; Ann Scanlon McGinity, Houston Methodist Hospital; and Elizabeth Travis, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Previous year’s inductees have been:
2014: Drs. Edith Irby Jones, Baylor College of Medicine; Ritsuko Komaki, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Margaret Kripke, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Patricia Starck, UTHeatlh School of Nursing; and Katherine Stream, Texas Medical Center.
2013: Drs. Lu Ann Aday, UTHealth School of Nursing; Julane Hotchkiss Knobil, UTHealth Medical School; Dianna Milewicz, UTHealth Medical School; Dorothy Otto, UTHealth School of Nursing; and Anna Steinberger, UTHealth Medical School.
For more information about the project, the reception, or to nominate other women who have influenced the history of the TMC for inclusion in the next installment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 713.799.7145.
-Phil Montgomery, TMC Library