Okun Lectures 2018

History of medicines lectures occur from 12:00-12:50 unless otherwise noted.

Special talks sponsored the by the Health Science Center Libraries and the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere

Wednesday, July 25 David Courtwright :  From Opium to Opioids : A short history of drug policy in the United States .Communicore Building C1-4

Tuesday, July 31 David Herzberg : The Other Drug War: Pharmaceuticals and Addiction in U.S. History. Communicore Building,  C1-4

Regular lecture series

Tuesday, August 22- Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, “History of the College of Medicine in their Own Words: Snippets from the Proctor Oral History Program Interviews.” HMEB 128

Thursday, September 27- Alice Rhoton-Vlasak, “Osler, Cushing, Harrell, Rhoton: Giants of Medicine Connected Through Time.” HMEB 128

Also upcoming: special talks funded by the Fregly fund for the Fregly Symposium

Thursday, October 4- Gordon Patterson,”Waging War on the Insect Menace:  The Devil Lies in the Details” 9:00-9:45, Smathers Room 100

Thursday, October 4- Jeff Stancil,”The War on Bugs: The Role of the United States Military in Medical Entomology” 2:45-3:45, Smathers Room 100

Friday, October 5- Dr. Philip Lounibos, “From Forest to Favela: Hitchhiking of Vector Mosquitoes and Viral Pathogens with Human Migrants throughout History.” 9:00-9:45 Medical Science Building Auditorium Rm 6120

Special talk sponsored by Creative Campus, Catalyst Fund

Wednesday, October 31- Lester Friedman, “Creature Feature: The Universal and Hammer Frankenstein Films.” Smathers Room 100.