2023 Black Medical Association and Black Men in White Coats of WSUSOM Black History Symposium

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April 7, 2023
Noon to 1 p.m.
Event category: Special event

Wayne State University School of Medicine Black Medical Association and Black Men In White Coats presents the 2023 Black History Program! As you may know, Black History Month is a time to acknowledge the significant contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history. With that in mind, I believe it is important to take a closer look at the history medicine in regards to African Americans.

Co-Sponsored in conjunction with the MSMS (Michigan State Medical Society) WCMS (Wayne County Medical Society) DMS(Detroit Medical Society, local Branch of the NMA and Wolverine Medical Society), BMA-PostBacc Steering Committee, WSUSOM Systematic Racism Taskforce, MSM Racial Equity Taskforce, WCMS Public Health Committee, Benton Harbor Public Health Department.

March 1st -Dr D Tynes History of Medicine 4,500 B.C to Present and Dr A Hines, Our Contributions to Medicine

March 8th-Dr S Varner , Dr L Joe, Dr T Jones, & Dr A Moncrease Faith, Medicine and Black History

March 15-Dr P Barrow (confirmed) (OB/Gyn) The long History of the Black Obstetrician Dr J Barnwell (Gen Surgery) (confirmed) In The Footstep's of Imhotep

March 22-Dr H Gilmer(Neurosurgeon) (confirmed) African American presence and challenge in Neurosurgery and Dr I Powell (urology) Black Physician Role in saving lives (confirmed)

March 29-Dr H Gray, chair of Pediatrics - Black History in the Pediatric Experience and Dr M Hardaway (plastic Surgery) Black is Beautiful history in the Role of an African American Plastic Surgeon (confirmed)

April 7: Donovan Roy, vice dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, on "The African American Presence in Medicine: From Sports to Surgery," and Jonelle Moore on "The History of the Black Doula."

April 12: Felicia Randolph, M.D., on "The Impact of Blacks in Medicine and Residency,” and Greg Casey, M.D.., on "The History of Surgery From Imhotep to Modern Times."

All talks are schedule for noon to 1 p.m.

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April 2023