This generous endowment by Drs. Henry N. and Janet S. Claman, provides
annual support for a visiting professor in the field of medical
humanities and arts, bringing new perspectives and voices to our campus.
The third Claman Endowed Professorship in the Medical Humanities brought renowned pianist and psychiatrist Richard Kogan, MD on November 9th, 2017, to present "Beethoven: Tragedy and Triumph," to a packed house of over 300 campus and community attendees.
The program explored Beethoven's resilience in response to illness and his artistic transformation via storytelling and performance. Learn more>>
The second Claman Endowed Professorship in the Medical Humanities brought Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, who presented, "Mental Illness, Mass Shootings and the Politics of American Firearms,"
to a standing-room only audience at the Fulginiti Pavilion on October
23rd, 2014. An article on his research was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. Dr. Metzl (below, left) is the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University.
The Inaugural Claman Professorship on February 7, 2013 brought poet and essayist, Rafael Campo, MA, MD, D.Lit. Hon. (right) who teaches and practices internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.