The Richard B. Davis, MD, PhD, History of Medicine Lectureship brings national experts to the UNMC campus to discuss the history of medicine, in support of special collections at the McGoogan Library, including rare books and works on the history of medicine.
The lectureship is supported through an endowed fund given by the late Richard B. Davis, MD, PhD (1926-2010), professor emeritus of internal medicine at UNMC, and his wife, Jean. Dr. Davis, a faculty member at UNMC from 1969-1994, supported the lectureship out of his longstanding interest in the history of medicine.
David Hoyt, MD, executive director of the American College of Surgeons, gave the 12th annual Richard B. Davis, MD, PhD History of Medicine Lecture on June 29.
Dr. Hoyt has held numerous positions at the University of California, Irvine, and remains an emeritus professor of surgery. In 2010, he was appointed executive director of the American College of Surgeons.
His distinguished career has included delivering numerous named lectures and receiving multiple significant awards while serving in positions of leadership. Dr. Hoyt is a member of numerous surgical organizations and has served in multiple board and senior leadership roles therein. He has been a visiting professor at numerous institutions nationally and internationally and is an editorial board member of six journals. He consistently receives significant public research funding and is the author of more than 700 publications and three books.