by Renée Sharrock
Come visit the traveling exhibit Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons and attend the first two installments of the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series of 2015 on January 22 and February 19 at Greenblatt Library. The exhibit and the lecture series are free and open to the public. The exhibit is located on the first floor of Greenblatt Library and the lectures are in held in Greenblatt Library’s Historical Collections and Archives Room (AB-225).
Thursday, January 22, 2015 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Speakers: Cargill Alleyne, M.D. and Robyn Hatley, M.D.
Topic: African American Academic Surgeons
In conjunction with the traveling exhibit Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons, the Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library will host a panel discussion featuring GRU-MCG African American faculty members. Drs. Cargill Alleyne and Robyn Hatley are two of the professors who will share their experiences. Dr. Robert Nesbit will facilitate the discussion.
The Opening Doors exhibit celebrates the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education. It was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.
The exhibit is free and open to the public and located on the first floor of the Greenblatt Library. January 31 is the last day of the Opening Doors exhibit.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Joseph P. Bailey, Jr., M.D.
Topic: Virgil P. Sydenstricker, M.D.
Dr. Virgil P. Sydenstricker was a Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at MCG from 1922 until his retirement in 1957. He was nationally and internationally recognized in the medical fields of hematology and nutrition. The Sydenstricker Wing of the GR Medical Center was named in his memory. View a brief biography and the finding aid to the Sydenstricker Collection here.