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Art exhibit features portraits of UTMB's AIDS care team and etchings made by Sue Coe during her visit to HIV Clinic and Wards at UTMB in 1994.

A collection of photographic portraits of 88 UTMB employees illustrates the sense of community developed by the University’s HIV/AIDS care-givers.
The photographs will be unveiled March 4 [1994] during opening ceremonies fir the UTMB Infectious Diseases/Virology Clinic, which will include participation by White House AIDS Policy Coordinator Kristine Gebbie. Debbie will be at UTMB to participate in the conference HIV/AIDS: Paradox in Practice and will present UTMB’s second Health Care/Health Policy Lecture.
Taken by acclaimed New York photographer Roger Haile, the set of black-and-white photographs was created as a visual reference of the many people at UTMB working against extraordinary odds in the battle against HIV and AIDS. The collection features the AIDS care team, from Dr. Richard Pollard, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on HIV/AIDS research, to social workers and dietitians. The photos help illustrate the vital role each member of the virology team and the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit plays in the research and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS.
“Exhibiting the portraits during the virology clinic’s opening is a symbolic gesture,” Dr. Eric Avery, Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences who specializes in AIDS psychiatry. “This exhibit will introduce each of these ordinary individuals to the significance of their work in this catastrophe. Like stringing pearls on a necklace, the display creates a sense of wholeness, which is what a healer does.”
The portraits will be exhibited from 3pm to 7pm. For more information, call ext. 24979.

exhibition
Avery’s first art exhibition in a medical space was the installation of Clinic provider portraits, and art by Sue Coe and Clinic patients. A patient’s quilt and the Provider photographs behind Dr. Richard Pollard, Director of HIV Clinic, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Principal Investigator, UTMB AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, who presided over the opening of the Clinic. To his left, under Portraits, Kristine Gebbie RN, National AIDS policy coordinator, Jeanne White, Founder and President, The Ryan White Foundation, Barbara Crews, Mayor, City of Galveston. Seated across from Dr. Pollard, is Paul Hoyler, a patient in the Clinic.
Paul and Phyllis
Phyllis and Paul Hoyler, Patients in UTMB HIV Clinic, speaking at exhibition opening.
AIDS 21GaryAIDS 9
Sue Coe: AIDS Portfolio
Sue Coe’s visit resulted in etchings and drawings that were reproduced in The Village Voice.
Specimen Days: Scenes from an Epidemic (at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX)
By Robert Massa
Images by Sue Coe
The Village Voice. Feburary 22, 1994. Pages 18-24.
Click an image to enlarge.
HCP1
Vonda Reeve Darby, M.D.
HCP2
Gerry Sehaub, LVN, Research Coordinator
HCP3
Miguel Ortega, Social Worker
HCP4
Anita Perez, 9-B
HCP5
Bill Silkowski, Research Nurse Coordinator
HCP6
Nancy Tovar, Administrative Assistant
HCP7
Tim King, Nurse on 9-B (HIV Ward)
HCP8
Julie Hobbs, PT
HCP9
Marcia Sova, PA
HCP10
Marie Kitchen, House Keeper
HCP11
Rick Muma, PA
HCP12
John Rodriguez, Clinical Trials Study Coordinator
HCP13
Rose Perez, Social Worker
HCP14
Juanatia James, Nurses Aid
HCP15
Mike Borucki, M.D.
CHP16
Karen Waterman, ACTU Program Manager
HCP17
"Verna" Thompson, OSA (Outpatient Service Assistant)
HCP18
Grace Mora, RN
HCP19
John Fuchs, PharmD
HCP20
Jeff East, PA
HCP21
Guy Hausrath, M.D.
HCP22
Debra Elder, Nurses Aid
HCP23
Janice Curry, PA
HCP24
David Paar, M.D.
HCP25
Richard Pollard, M.D.
HCP26
Evelyn Rougely, RN, Charge Nurse
HCP27
Eric Avery, M.D.

Portraits of Patients
Portraits of HIV/AIDS Health Care Providers, UTMB, 1994
Black and White Photographs
11" x 14"
Rodger Haile, Photographer
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