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Friends of the TMC Library
Supporting and promoting the TMC Library since 1958


The mission of The Friends of The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library is to support and promote the Library.


  • Increase public awareness of the TMC Library
  • Support the Library’s plan to collect, provide, and conserve bio-medical information
  • Raise money for the Library
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the Library
  • Support the preservation of Texas Medical Center history
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Dr. Ricardo Nuila

Learn more about the Friends of the TMC Library

How the Friends Support the Library

The Friends provide meaningful financial support to the Library. Recent activities include:

  • Funding for library staff development
  • Supported the Texas Medical Center Women’s History Project
  • Organizing and funding a new multi-year Texas Medical Center oral history project, started in 2023
  • Host Book & Author Events
    • Returning in October 2024: The success of this event is made possible by our generous sponsors, community donations, and ticket purchases. The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library appreciate every level of participation.
    • The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library hosted a successful Book & Author Event featuring local physician and writer Dr. Ricardo Nuila, speaking about his new book The People’s Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine, Friday, April 21, 2023 at the TMC Library.
  • Historical Stationery Project
    • The Friends of the TMC Library created two note card sets that highlight the history of medicine and those who practiced it. The cards make great gifts for any note-writer who appreciates history of healthcare. Each box of six cards features historic medical images and sells for $10.00 per box.
      • Early Memorial Scenes of Nursing, 1909 through the 1950s: These folded notecards feature nursing students from the Houston area with six different pictures. The inside is blank for your personal message.
      • Memorial Hospital Children at Christmas, 1937: These folded notecards feature a striking image of patients and staff outside the Memorial Hospital Home for Sick and Crippled Children near downtown Houston on Christmas Eve 1937. The inside is blank for your personal message.
    • These unique cards are great gifts for everyone who appreciates the history of healthcare and nursing in the Houston area. All card images are courtesy of the McGovern Historical Center of the TMC Library.
    • To purchase boxes of cards, please contact Rebecca Denkeler by phone at 713.799.7108, or contact a member of the Friends Board.

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Organization & Governance

The Friends of the TMC Library is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization. All donations to the Friends organization are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Governed by a Board of Directors composed of community volunteers, the Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library Board has an outstanding representation of medical, academic, and business professionals. The Friends meet every other month throughout the year.

Current Board of Directors

  • John E. Wolf, Jr., MD, MA, President
  • Adrian Melissinos, PhD, RN, Vice President
  • Lynn C. Yeoman, PhD, Treasurer
  • Christine Attar
  • Jennifer M. Bell, MBA
  • Judy Blissard, JD
  • Eugene V. Boisaubin, MD, FACP
  • Ms. Shanna Doucet, RN, MBA
  • Ms. Carolyn Moody Drake, BSNRN, RN
  • Stephen B. Greenberg, MD, MACP
  • Christine Waller Manca, MA
  • Janet Mehlhoff
  • Shirley Margaret Morrison, PhD, RN
  • Arlo Weltge, MD, MPH, FACEP

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Become a Member Today

Levels of Membership

  • Student: $25
  • Friend: $50
  • Sponsor: $100
  • Benefactor: $250
  • Patron: $500
  • Leader: $1000

Your membership benefits include:

  • Subscription to the TMC Library Newsletter
  • Invitations and discounts for certain special events
  • Recognition of contribution at events and on the website

Join Today

Join in-person at an event or join with our two-step online process. Please complete the online membership form and then complete your payment using our secure online system.