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A conversation with Dr. Abraham Verghese
Former El Pasoan receives Heinz Foundation’s Arts and Humanities Award
By Cindy Graff Cohen
Dr. Abraham Verghese is a best-selling author who taught at Texas Tech School of Medicine in El Paso and saw patients at Thomason Hospital, now University Medical Center, from 1991 to 2002.
Verghese is the 2014 recipient of the Heinz Foundation’s Arts and Humanities Award, an honor he shares with 18 other Americans since 1993, including poet Rita Dove, writer Dave Eggers, singer Beverly Sills, and playwright August Wilson. ...
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