Research: The Surprise of Discovery

A discussion about scientific research and human curiosity with Dr. Mauro FERRARI, President and CEO, Ernest Cockrell Jr. Distinguished Endowed Chair The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Dr. Emerson C. PERIN, Director of the Clinical Research Center for Cardiovascular Medicine and the Stem Cell Center at Texas Heart Institute

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center in collaboration with the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

"Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge." - Dante Alighieri

The topic of this event is scientific research, considered as specifically human activity. There is a common misconception that in order to be objective scientific work must also be impersonal, but the experience of many great scientists shows that this is not the case. The ultimate engine of scientific research is human curiosity and desire.

What does it mean to “research”? What is the role of the "human factor" in the development of scientific knowledge? What does it reveal about the scientist as a human being? What role can science play in answering the human desire for knowledge, and what are its limitations?

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

About this Event

Date: Monday, May 21, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital - The Denton A. Cooley Auditorium
6720 Bertner St. Houston, TX 77030

About the Speakers

Mauro Ferrari PhD
President and CEO, Ernest Cockrell Jr. Distinguished Endowed Chair of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Emerson C. Perin MD, PhD
Director of Clinical Research for Cardiovascular Medicine & the Stem Cell Center, Texas Heart Institute


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Research: Part I

Research: Part II

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