November 4, 2010
Dentistry alums featured in Seattle museum exhibit
Two UW School of Dentistry alumni are featured in a new exhibit about African-American health care professionals.
Seattle dentists Dr. Robert Flennaugh (’64), who was named the School of Dentistry’s Distinguished Alumnus in 1999, and Dr. Pollene Speed McIntyre (’80), who is also a member of the Restorative Dentistry faculty, are included in the “Checking Our Pulse” exhibit, which started Oct. 29 and runs until June 5, 2011 at the Northwest African American Museum. Created in partnership with Swedish Medical Center, the exhibit includes more than 100 African-American health-care professionals in the Pacific Northwest.
Beyond highlighting the contributions of those who have dedicated their lives to improving health care for African-Americans, the exhibit also seeks to raise awareness of health issues that disproportionately affect the black community, such as breast cancer, mother and infant health problems, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.