University: Home | Calendar | Maps

Donate to the Center button

Join Our Mailing List button

Find us on Google+

One Community/One Book


One Community/One Book is a partnership between the UT Health Science Center Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. The UT Health Science Center’s first One Community/One Book selection was “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World.” That event brought Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder and Dr. Farmer, co-founder of the international aid charity Partners In Health, to campus in 2008. Since then, featured authors have included winners of the National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and MacArthur Fellowship. Thousands from the Health Science Center and San Antonio communities have attended author events and participated in book discussions.


Past Events
March 17, 2016
Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD
God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
October 30, 2014

November 14, 2013

Louise Aronson, MD, MFA
A History of the Present Illness

April 4, 2013

Tina Rosenberg, MS
Join the Club: How Peer Pressure can Transform the World


February 24, 2012

Elva Treviño Hart, MS
Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child

October 15, 2010

Rebecca Skloot, MFA
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

September 25, 2009

Pauline W. Chen, MD
Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality

September 22, 2008

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD and Tracy Kidder, MFA
Mountains Beyond Mountains