HSC Celebrates African American History Month



January 24, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) is hosting a new exhibit entitled,Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons.

The exhibit celebrates the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education, telling the stories of four pioneering 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 younger physicians and surgeons.

The exhibit will be on display in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education main lobby, February 2-March 29, 2011. Domenici Center, located at the corner of Stanford NE and Marble NE, is open Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. An opening reception is slated Friday, February 25, 4:30-6 p.m. in Domenici Center’s main lobby.

Opening Doors was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. In conjunction with the exhibit, a symposium will be held Saturday, February 26, with panel discussions from 9-10:30 a.m. and from 10:45 a.m.-noon in Domenici Center.

The symposium will feature an interdisciplinary panel that will examine the way in which multi-level social and cultural influences, including economic resources, education, and racial discrimination, fundamentally shape and impact health and health behavior in the United States.

The exhibit and symposium are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 272-6518.

Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322

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