Humanities Institute

Rafael Campo, M.D.



Dr. Rafael Campo, a poet and essayist who teaches and practices internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, came to Austin for a series of events from April 20th to April 21st, 2017. A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Campo currently resides in Boston, where his medical practice serves mostly Latinos, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered people, and people with HIV infection. Dr. Campo is also on the faculty of Lesley University's Creative Writing MFA Program, and he is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Poetry Series award, and a Lambda Literary Award for his poetry. 

The Humanities Institute co-sponsored with the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS) Dr. Campo's lecture "Training the Eye, Hearing the Heart: Art, Poetry, Healing," (above) which he delivered on Friday, April 21st at 7PM in the Avaya Auditorium on campus. The lecture was well attended, and the audience included humanities faculty, students, and staff, as well as faculty and students from Dell Medical School and other professional schools. 

TILTS also hosted a poetry reading with Dr. Campo in the Atrium of the Blanton Museum on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at noon.




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