Cardiology Professor Larry Hergott, MD, has learned that two writing awards will be named for him. The Larry Hergott Heart of Medicine Award will be part of our medical school curriculum that emphasizes narrative writing as a way of coping with stress and clarifying values. There will be cash awards for the winner and quarterfinalists.
The award is supported by the Division of Cardiology, the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program, and by individual donations. Farther afield, a conference regarding literature in medicine, held annually in Dallas, sponsored by Texas Presbyterian Hospital and the English Department at Southern Methodist University, has created an annual writing award named for him.
Hergott’s writing also has been featured in CU Medicine Today.