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Celebrating the History of African Americans in Medical Professions: The Legacy of Lincoln Hospital

January 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
P. Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD

Dr. Reynolds will share why Durham's Lincoln Hospital was widely regarded as an oasis for Black health professionals and the community during the segregation era. She will also discuss its history in the context of her current project to create an on-line resource for teaching about the history of structural racism in American medicine: CHAAMP (Collection of Resources on the History of African Americans in the Medical Professions).

P. Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD, MACP is a clinician, educator, scholar and national leader who has spent her career studying the history of structural racism in American medicine and the history and contributions of African American health professionals. She has received local and national awards for her work in global human rights, medical professionalism, and the history of American medicine. Among her contributions, she served for fifteen years on the founding board of directors of Physicians for Human Rights, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.