Provost Lecture Series

The world of health care is facing unprecedented social, political and financial challenges.

One of the most proactive and productive things we can do in this era of change is to learn from each other and other leaders with knowledge of the current issues that scientists, educators, health care providers and staff members of an academic medical center may face.

The Provost's Lecture Series was created to invite experts to our community to share their unique perspectives at UTMB, to engage us in discussion and inspire us as we work together to improve health here and around the globe.


Sponsored by the Libbie Moody
and Clark Thompson Endowment

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Shanafelt_Tait_D_Current HeadshotTait Shanafelt, MD

chief wellness officer, stanford medicine
director, stanford wellmd center

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Flier (PDF)

Dr. Shanafelt received his medical degree from the University of Colorado. Clinically, Dr. Shanafelt’s focus is caring for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In addition to his leukemia research, he is an international thought leader and researcher in the field of well-being and its implications for quality of care. Dr. Shanafelt is the Director of the Stanford WellMD Center and previously served as the founding director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-being. His research in this area has involved physicians at all stages of their career from medical school to practice and has included several multi-center and national studies.