[mla-nynj] NLM Traveling Exhibit - Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

Diana Delgado did2005 at med.cornell.edu
Fri Feb 14 21:07:45 UTC 2014

Hello all,

I thought perhaps NY-NJ Chapter members might be interested in attending.
Diana Delgado, MLS, AHIP
Associate Director for User Support, Research and Education
Samuel J. Wood Library & C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
1300 York Avenue Room C-115
New York, NY 10065-4896

did2005 at med.cornell.edu<mailto:did2005 at med.cornell.edu>

The Weill Cornell Medical Library
Presents a National Library of Medicine
Exhibition Reception for

 "Opening Doors: Contemporary
African American Academic Surgeons"

Opening remarks by:

Anthony C. Watkins, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College Assistant Attending Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Wednesday, February  19, 2014
5:00 - 6:30 P.M.
**Light refreshments will be provided**

The Myra Mahon
Patient Resource Center
1305 York Avenue (2nd Floor)

>From the NLM: "African Americans have always practiced medicine, whether as physicians, healers, midwives, or "root doctors." The journey of the African American physician from pre-Civil War to modern day America has been a challenging one. Early black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners, they became trailblazers and educators paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opening doors to better health care for the African American community. We celebrate the achievements of these pioneers in medicine by highlighting four contemporary pioneer African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers."

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