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National Humanities Medal 2015 Will Be Honored to Indian-American Abraham Verghese [ Current News (Concise) ]


The prestigious 2015 National Humanities Medal will be honored to the Indian-American physician-author, Abraham Verghese for his reminding us that the patient is the centre of the medical enterprise at a ceremony to be held in Washington on 21st September 2016 by President Barack Obama.

  • Along with him other 11 persons will be also honored with this medal.
Image of Abraham Verghese

Image of Abraham Verghese

Image of Abraham Verghese

About Abraham Verghese

  • He was born in 1955, his parents are belongs to Kerala who had worked as teachers.
  • He had completed his medical graduation from Madras Medical Collage, India and then shifted to US for a medical residency.
  • Currently he is working as a professor of medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine.
  • His work has highlighted empathy in medicine.
  • He also has authored several acclaimed books and his first book was “My Own Country” which is totally based on his journey and then many other such as “Cutting for Stone” and “The Tennis Partner: A Story of Friendship and Loss”.

About National Humanities Medal:

  • The National Humanities Medal is an American award that is honored to several individuals, groups, or institutions annually for “deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens’ engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access to important resources in the humanities.”
  • Previously it was recognized as the annual Charles Frankel Prize in the Humanities was established in 1988 and then in 1997 it was recognized as the National Humanities Medal.
National Humanities Medal

National Humanities Medal

National Humanities Medal

- Published on: September 16, 2016