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Panel discussion, forum at U of M to highlight women in health care

Panel discussion, forum at U of M to highlight women in health care

Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:08 pm

The Messenger 05.26.10
The University of Memphis will host a panel discussion highlighting the impact of women in health care in the community.
“Healing the Community: The Impact of Women in Healthcare” will be held June 9 at noon in the second floor study area of the Ned R. McWherter Library on the U of M campus.
The event is free.
The forum will cover such topics as breaking down barriers of racism and sexism in medicine; confronting glass ceilings and creating new opportunities; bringing different perspectives to the profession; and working for equity in salary and career advancement in medical schools and throughout health care.
The event is presented by the University Libraries with the support of Friends of the University Libraries and in collaboration with the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Other partners include the U of M’s Center for Research on Women, the Loewenberg School of Nursing and the City of Memphis.
The panel discussion is presented in conjunction with a traveling exhibit of Memphis Public Library, “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physi-cians.”
For details, contact Tom Mendina at (901) 678-4310 or tmendina@memphis.edu; or Lisa Hume at lisahume@wfgm.org or (901) 578-9346.

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