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Helen O. Dickens Commemorative Lecture in Medicine

Posted by fracol on February 27, 2015 at 8:20 PM

On February 19th, the Elizabeth Blackwell Society had the honor of taking part in the 6th Annual Helen O. Dickens Commemorative Lecture in Medicine, This event is sponsored by the Program of Diversity and Inclusion and celebrates the role of pioneering women in medicine.


This year's award recipient, Byllye Y. Avery, is the founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative, which is committed to defining, promoting and maintaining the physical, mental and emotional well-being of Black women and their families. She is also a co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need, a national initiative working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put health care law into action.


After the lecture EBS board members were invited to a private luncheon with Ms. Avery. We feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to hear from such an inspiring and trail-blazing women's health advocate!

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