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George T. Harrell

 
 
George T. Harrell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2019
1. George T. Harrell Marker
Inscription.  George T. Harrell, founding dean of UF's College of Medicine in 1956, was the first individual to organize and open two academic medical centers. A pioneering planner who spent his career working in new medical schools. Harrell's detailed plans looked at how physical designs affected patient well-being, staff behavior, student learning, and interdisciplinary research and instruction. At UF, Harrell's vision resulted in unique rural outreach clinics, a focus on humanities and humanism, and collaborative programs that bridged the different health sciences. Later, at Penn State, he created new and innovative departments that laid the groundwork for programs in medical humanities across the country. His primary focus was always medical education; his principal definition of a successful dean was one who put students first.
 
Erected 2010 by University of Florida.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania State University series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
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29° 38.473′ N, 82° 20.643′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from Newell Drive, 0.1 miles east of Center Drive. Marker is in the courtyard in front of the College of Medicine behind Shands Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Health Professions Pioneer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); IFAS (approx. 0.4 miles away); Florida 4-H (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Marston Science Library (approx. half a mile away); Century Tower Carillon (approx. half a mile away); Ralph D. Turlington (approx. half a mile away); Robert C. Williamson Hall (approx. half a mile away); This Tower (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
George T. Harrell Marker in front of the College of Medicine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2019
2. George T. Harrell Marker in front of the College of Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2023