UW News

August 21, 2008

African American surgeons exhibit comes to UW

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons, a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, has stopped at the UW before continuing to other health sciences libraries across the country.

Opening Doors can be viewed until Sept. 26 at the UW Health Sciences Library during library hours. The library entrance is T- 334,  Health Sciences Center.

The exhibit highlights the achievements of African American academic surgeons from pre-Civil War days to the present. The exhibit touches on their history as trailblazers for future health professionals and as advocates for improved health care for African Americans.

It also features four contemporary African American surgeons who are pioneers in their fields and dedicated educators and mentors for African Americans pursuing medical careers.

The UW Health Sciences Library has produced a poster and display case to accompany the Seattle showing.

Call 206-543-3390 for library hours and other information.