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The Medical Center Hour

The Medical Center Hour on YouTube

Catalog of Past Medical Center Hour Presentations in Virgo

Catalog of Past History of the Health Sciences Lectures in Virgo

The Medical Center Hour, a program of the University of Virginia Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, is a weekly forum on medicine and society. Since the 1970s, the School of Medicine has invited speakers to discuss diverse topics that demonstrate the many ways in which medicine and society relate to one another. Discussions are usually held on Wednesdays in the fall and spring from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Jordan Hall Conference Center on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Presentations are open to all members of the University of Virginia community and the general public. Most of the Medical Center Hour presentations are recorded and may either be viewed on YouTube or on media in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, with the generous support of friends, faculty, and alumni of the University of Virginia Health System, co-sponsors a series of Medical Center Hour presentations called the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series. The Library hopes that the speakers and topics selected will promote a greater understanding of the historical and philosophical underpinnings of today's health care disciplines. 

To be placed on the Medical Center Hour mailing list, please contact Charlene Kaufman, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, at cmk2b@virginia.edu or (434) 924-5974 . For more information about the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series, contact Joan Echtenkamp Klein, Alvin V. and Nancy Baird Curator for Historical Collection, at jre@virginia.edu or (434) 924-0052