Daniel E. and Helen N. Sonenshine Endowment Conference on Infectious Diseases “College of Science Calendar


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Date hour

03/31/2022 7:30 PM EST – 7:30 PM EST


Lê planetarium inside the new chemistry building



The description

Join us March 31 for Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, Ph.D.’s second seminar on “A Pioneer in Racial Justice and Medicine: The Life and Career of Dr. Virginia M. Alexander”

“A Pioneer of Racial Justice and Medicine: The Life and Career of Dr. Virginia M. Alexander”

Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, Ph.D.
University Professor of Medical Humanities, Professor of Health Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Professor of American Studies at George Washington University

Throughout her career, Dr. Gamble has worked to promote equity and justice in medicine and public health. A physician, scholar, and activist, Dr. Gamble is an internationally recognized expert on the history of American medicine, racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, public health ethics, and bioethics. She is the author of several widely acclaimed publications on the history of race and racism in American medicine and bioethics. Public service was the hallmark of his career. She has served on numerous boards and chaired the committee that played the lead role in President Clinton’s successful 1997 campaign for an apology for the United States Public Health Syphilis Study at Tuskegee. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the Hastings Center.


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